Iowa Select Farm’s internship program was designed for students studying animal science, Ag studies or any other Ag-related field. The program is intended to prepare students for a successful career in pork production management.
Internship programs may last anywhere from 8 weeks – 4 months and will provide excellent, hands-on training in a variety of areas including commercial pork production (breed-to-wean and grow-finish options), research, agronomy and precision farming and engineering.
Currently, there are three different options for internship program duration ($13/hour)
Most commonly, students are placed in on-farm, production based internship experiences either in breed-to-wean production
Skills acquired throughout a grow-finish internship may include, but will not be limited to:
Skills acquired throughout a breed-to-wean internship may include, but will not be limited to:
Leadership and professional development (summer internship option only):
Throughout a summer internship with Iowa Select Farms, interns will have the opportunity for leadership and professional development opportunities including:
Pathway after production internship:
Well over half of the interns who successfully complete the internship receive a full-time job offer for post-graduation and may have the opportunity to enter directly into the Production Leadership Program immediately upon hiring.
Qualified candidates must have the ability to work on a team, be accountable for reaching performance goals and possess a strong work ethic and desire to learn and understand the operational aspects, science, technology and leadership qualities needed to be a production manager within a commercial swine system.
Many members of our production management team began their career path with Iowa Select Farms as an intern or directly out of a community college or university. While they all have their own unique timeline for growth and learning experience, Iowa Select Farms has helped them exponentially increase their job skills, developed them into managers and outstanding leaders and then opened doors for them to advance upward.
Additional program requirements:
Animal science or related degrees and/or experience preferred
Two-year community college or four-year university students are eligible
All work locations in Iowa
Potential college credit – Iowa Select Farms will work to accommodate collegiate internship requirements
All interns must interview for the position and complete a background check and Predictive Index Assessment
Iowa Select Farms encourages all students who are seriously considering a career in swine production management to apply for a spot in our fall, spring or summer internship program.
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Or visit www.iowaselect.com/employment to apply.