Corporate Security Co-op

Date:  Sep 19, 2023

Salisbury, MD, US, 21801

Req ID:  70023
Job Function:  College Recruitment (Interns/OMTS/LMTS)

Perdue Farms is a family-owned food and agriculture company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation.  We were founded on trust—a value that carries through everything we do. Perdue Foods is a leader in Premium Proteins and Perdue AgriBusiness ranks among the top US grain companies. 


This position will work directly with the Corporate Security Management Team, Human Resources and the Safety & Security Managers in both Foods and Agribusiness. This position will be responsible for the management, monitoring and support for various security-related software applications may include Perdue’s emergency notification system, Perdue's background investigation process and the HQ-related access control system and processes. In addition, this position will take the lead to with the Corporate Security Team to develop, communicate and disseminate security-related training programs in both Foods & Agribusiness.

What You Will Learn & Main Responsibilities

  • Help identify and support the development and dissemination of appropriate training for Rave, Sterling and other security-related systems such as incident reporting, camera and access control software programs.
  • Track all security related training for those that require access to security-related systems and applications
  • Support the documentation of Security Standards and practices both online and within the Security & Food Defense Audit process.
  • Communicate, disseminate, and track the results of all security-related audits (i.e.- background investigations, security equipment reviews, Security & Food Defense, etc.)
  • Maintain the Corporate Security intranet site as needed
  • Track all security-related spend across the company to support the development of a true security budgeting process and create awareness across the company regarding the ‘cost of security’.
  • Prepares with the Corporate Security Team annual estimated budgets by complex and business unit for security-systems.

Minimum Education

  • Must be a rising Junior, Senior or Graduate Student currently pursuing a Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree at an accredited university in security / security management, information technology or management
  • Must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA or higher

Experience Requirements

  • 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

Experience Preferred

  • 3.25 GPA or higher is highly preferred
  • Proven advances skills using Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Detail oriented and able learn, and then communicate in plain language, the concepts and knowledge required for others to operate and use various security-related software applications.
  • Strong written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% as needed.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury