PAID INTERN CO-OP- January - June 2019 PROGRAM I
Perdue offers students an opportunity for a career path within Research & Development through a 6-month Co-Op program. Students who are selected to join the organization’s Co-Op program will be involved in project work focused on new product development
and/or line extensions to existing products within the research and development department. We encourage students to bring their passion for learning and interest in working within a team environment to help us in developing high quality food products for
the marketplace. The student will be paired with a mentor from our customized RD Co-Op program.The student is responsible for creating and sustaining products which are profitable for the organization. The internship role is instrumental in contributing to
the strategic goals for research and development.
Accepting applications for a full-time paid 6-month position for both programs. Temporary housing assistance is available for students:
Program 1: *January – June
Program 2: *July – December
This program is a full-time, 5-6 month opportunity. Applicant must be pursuing or have completed a degree within 6 months. Levels of degrees accepted are undergraduate, masters, or doctorate degree in one of the following disciplines: Food Science, Agriculture,
Poultry/Animal Science, Sensory, Packaging, Process Engineering or Engineering, or Culinary. Basic understanding of research and development as it relates to food science. Highly motivated self-starter, proven people/project leadership throughout your academic
and work career, ability to work in an unstructured and structured environment, demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented environment with challenges, ability to give/receive constructive feedback, skills in Microsoft excel, word, and power point.
Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship is required.
This is an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in one of our key R&D areas including product development, packaging, processing, sensory, and / or culinary. The student will be integrated into our business with identified objectives for specific project(s) and will be partnered with a mentor to help with professional growth.
Relocation assistance is provided to qualified candidates.
ABOUT PERDUE FOODS:
Perdue is a leading international food and agricultural company. It is a family owned company that has been in operation since 1920. Our mission is to “Enhance the quality of life with great food and agricultural products.” Our business decisions are guided by our values: Quality, Integrity, Trust, Teamwork, and Stewardship. We believe in responsibly helping customers prosper with flexible, forward-thinking solutions for agriculturally based products from a uniquely trusted name.
Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.