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Smithfield Foods Production Internship Summer - Algona, IA in ALGONA, Iowa

Primary Location: IA-Algona Organization: HPD-Iowa Job: Live Animal Production/Hog Production Internship Summer - Algona, IA - (20001215)DescriptionSmithfield HPD is offering a swine production summer internship for Animal Science undergraduate or recently graduated students interested in applied swine production. The overall goal of our internship program is to provide exposure to all aspects of pork production. After completing the internship, interns should better understand the scope of modern agribusiness, as well as to be able to evaluate Smithfield as a potential employer after graduation. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the farms daily operation and will participate hands-on in most farm tasks. Common traits of successful interns are a thirst of knowledge, a positive attitude and a desire to continuously improve. The intern will be responsible for assisting in all farm activities as required at Smithfield HPD. This will involve spending time on a sow farm. The student will be exposed to other aspects of Smithfield HPD, such as the packing plant, support operations, veterinary services and other swine production operations. At the end of the program the student will be required to give a presentation to Smithfield HPD.QualificationsJunior or Senior preferred, must be pursuing an agriculture-related or business degree, willingness to work long hours,including weekends, great communication skills, works well with others, able to work outside, manual labor required, one professional or academic reference required.Job Posting: Sep 7, 2020 Posting End Date: Jan 1, 2021Smithfield 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.