Perdue Farms, Inc. Operations Intern in Chesapeake, Virginia
Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.
Perdue AgriBusiness is seeking Operations Interns in Chesapeake, VA . The Operations Internship will provide an introduction to college students seeking a career in agriculture. The Internship will provide an understanding of the business, safety and environmental requirements to manage and operate an agricultural business.
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Develop an understanding of the agricultural business processes.
Develop an understanding of the OSHA safety processes and requirements of an agricultural business.
Develop an understanding of the Local, State, and Federal environmental processes and requirements of an agricultural business.
To perform assigned research and project work related to an agricultural business.
High School Graduate
2 – 3 years of college coursework in AgriBusiness, Agriculture, Ag Economics or related field
Proficient in the use of commonly used office suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA or higher; 3.25 GPA or higher is highly preferred
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements
The environmental factors and physical requirements of this position include the following: climbing vertical heights (0 - 150'), carrying tools and equipment (0-50 pounds), exposure to extreme temperatures (0-100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (MSDS sheets available). Must be able to wear protective equipment. Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.