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Research and Development Internship

Date:  Mar 2, 2023

Salisbury, MD, US, 21801

Req ID:  61490
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. 


Come join us at our Innovation Center for Summer 2023! Our Research and Development Internship offer students hands-on, real-world experience within the company over an 10 - 12 week period.  Come experience an inside look in the world of research and development, CPG and food production.

What can you expect from a Perdue summer internship? 

  • Competitive Pay 
  • Exciting Social, Philanthropic, and Networking Events with other Perdue Interns
  • Hands-On, Real World Work Experience and a Dedicated Summer Mentor 
  • Learning Workshops
  • Travel to Perdue Locations Such as our Innovation Center, Perdue Learning University and Live Production Farms
  • Interaction with Senior Leadership 
  • Housing Stipend 



What You Will Learn & Main Responsibilities

  1. Working with summer mentors learning different aspects of how certain Research and Development areas operate while getting hands-on, real world work experience.
    • Technical areas may include but are not limited to: Product Development, Process Development, Packaging Development and Sensory Analyses
  2. Will be able to interact with Senior leadership.
  3. Will be able to travel to different company locations such as the Innovation Center, Perdue Learning University and Live Production Farms.

Minimum Education

  • Must be a rising Junior, Senior or Graduate Student currently pursuing a Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree at an accredited university in a relevant field of study. Meat Science, Food Science, Packaging Science or related majors preferred.
  • 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
  • Completed college-level classes (Meat Science, Food Chemistry, Packaging or similar courses)
  • Student extra-curricular experiences 


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