Smithfield Foods

Marketing Intern - Summer 2018

Job Locations
US-MO-Kansas City
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.


  • 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 Retail Sales team. 
  • Know the existing branded offerings and stay updated on oncoming innovation.
  • You will be exposed to and gain comprehensive experience in the follow(this list is not exhaustive): 
  • Brand Marketing
  • Shopper Marketing
  • Innovation
  • Media
  • Consumer Insights
  • Sponsorships
  • Support all areas of Marketing including Brand Management, Insights and Innovation
  • Attend brand and/or company sponsored events to help support all brand activation efforts
  • Attend any scheduled focus groups and support consumer insights team as needed.
  • Miscellaneous project management



  • Marketing, Sales, Management, Business Administration, Agribusiness major preferred
  • 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
  • Must have completed your Sophomore year of college by start of internship


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