Come join us at our Innovation Center for Summer 2022! Our Research and Development Internship offer students hands-on, real-world experience within the company over an 10 - 12 week period. Come experience an inside look in the world of research and development, CPG and food production.
What can you expect from a Perdue summer internship?
Exciting Social, Philanthropic, and Networking Events with other Perdue Interns
Hands-On, Real World Work Experience and a Dedicated Summer Mentor
Travel to Perdue Locations Such as our Innovation Center, Perdue Learning University and Live Production Farms
Interaction with Senior Leadership
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2021
What You Will Learn & Main Responsibilities
Working with summer mentors learning different aspects of how certain Research and Development areas operate while getting hands-on, real world work experience.
Technical areas may include but are not limited to: Product Development, Process Development, Packaging Development and Sensory Analyses
Will be able to interact with Senior leadership.
Will be able to travel to different company locations such as the Innovation Center, Perdue Learning University and Live Production Farms.
Must be a rising Junior, Senior or Graduate Student currently pursuing a Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree at an accredited university in a relevant field of study. Meat Science, Food Science, Packaging Science or related majors preferred.
Must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA or higher
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and able to learn new software
Have strong communication skills, including written and verbal
Must be able to work independently or in teams
3.25 GPA or higher is highly preferred
Completed college-level classes (Meat Science, Food Chemistry, Packaging or similar courses)
Perdue Farms primarily produces poultry products (chicken and Turkey) for consumption through Retail, Foodservice and International markets. It also has a Grain and Oilseed business.
Perdue is privately held and family owned. Chairman Jim Perdue is the third generation Perdue to lead the company. Our company is guided by a family commitment to quality that goes back to our founding in 1920.
Our corporate office in Salisbury, Md., is across the street from the original Perdue family farm, where our very first chickens were raised. The farm is a constant reminder of our company's heritage – and the values upon which our business was founded.
Those values – quality, integrity, trust and teamwork – are shared by the more than 20,000 associates who work at Perdue facilities throughout the eastern half of the U.S. and around the globe, and the 2,200 farm families who raise and care for our chickens and turkeys.
Our family and farm tradition is always in our hearts, but our innovative spirit defines our future. We embrace change, pursue continuous improvement and invest in the technologies and opportunities that will drive our business forward.