Agricultural Services Intern - Lamb Weston

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest.?

Job Summary:

**Internships are availalbe only to Junior or Senior standing, Master's, or PhD students enrolled in an accredited college program. Up to 3 internships are available.

For more than 60 years, Lamb Weston has been a leading supplier of frozen potato products to customers around the world, and a bellwether of innovation within the potato industry.  But while we're proud of our venerable history, what really excites us is our prospects for the future: original, groundbreaking products just over the horizon; new, inventive ways of helping our customers be more profitable; and game changing innovations that still have yet to be, well, innovated. 


Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization.  At Lamb Weston, we don’t just make everyday food in extraordinary ways – we create a work environment where everyday people can accomplish extraordinary things.  At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader. 


Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives.  You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact.

Internships may be available in: Kennewick, WA, Richland, WA or Eagle, ID.


Position Responsibilities:

The internship will consist of:

  • Intern will be assigned a skilled mentor for the duration of internship. The Mentor will ensure training modules are completed and do a weekly review to assess progress, provide mentoring, and answer questions.
  • Spend time with the raw potato grading crew learning potato grading
  • Hands on experience in at least one area of the Agriculture Services Organization: Agronomy, Partner Grower – Farming, and Procurement:
  • Agronomy
    • Understanding the science behind plant physiology and how the environment affects quality and yield- New variety test plots, tissue sampling, evaluation of on-farm research
  • Partner Grower – Farming
    • Understanding the budgetary process and learning the cultural practices that will affect quality and yield – Crop management, pest & fertilizer applications, soil moisture management, chemigation & fumigation
  • Procurement/Raw Utilization
    • Understanding the quality attributes and how they affect plant efficiencies and raw product costs.  Understanding the fundamentals of storing potatoes and optimizing raw utilization

• 10-12 week paid internship, Summer 2016 (relocation stipend available to those that qualify)
• Individual intern projects will be assigned and a final presentation made at conclusion of internship
• Interns will attend organized social events throughout the summer


Position Qualifications:

• Junior/Senior, Master’s or PhD standing student in an accredited college program pursuing a degree in
Agriculture, Agronomy, Crop Science, or related field

• Willingness to work at any of our plant locations for the summer

• Valid US driver’s license and ability to meet ConAgra Foods driving standards

ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.


To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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