Smithfield Foods

Industrial Engineer Intern - Summer 2018

US-VA-Smithfield-North Plant | US-VA-Smithfield-North Plant
FLSA Status
Corporate - Day Shift


The Smithfield internship program offers students a paid opportunity to work in an environment that fosters real-life experiences, explores career options and applies your education.  You will become a part of key management meetings and participate in meaningful projects.  Our goal is to provide a working environment that not only encourages creativity, but offers equality, diversity, mutual respect and productivity.  Our summer internships are typically 10 weeks. 



EEO/AA Information

  • Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.
  • Job requirements will vary depending on Company, IE department, and plant demands.
  • Work cross functionally between departments of a production facility to understand departmental functions and improvement gaps.
  • Receive hands on experience applying Industrial Engineering tools and knowledge in a production facility. 
  • Apply Industrial Engineering tools and knowledge in areas to include Project management, Waste reduction, Non-essential non-value added activity identification and elimination.
  • Become familiar with and conduct labor and yield studies.
  • Participate in Bill of Material analysis in relation to product costing and cost savings opportunities.
  • Work with and through management to develop and implement actions that protect company assets and profitability.


You will have exposure and the opportunity to broaden your skills through impactful work, mentored relationships, and will gain real world exposure to different disciplines on Smithfield's Engineering team. 


  • Industrial Engineering major preferred
  • Must have completed your sophomore year in college
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must have working experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must have the willingness to learn and work in a team environment
  • Must be a proactive thinker and self-motivated


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