Student Programs

Launch Your Career With an Industry Leader

The passion of our people fuels everything we do, from raising pigs to processing pork. Our student programs provide current students and recent graduates the opportunity to experience this passion firsthand. Regardless of your academic year or phase in life, we have opportunities in our connected food system for you.



Our Internship program allows college students to be a part of our connected food system.

The 10-week-long Internship allows students to gain real-world experience through specific, hands-on technical training in areas of interest and skills, depending upon needs. They also have networking and development opportunities with industry professionals and leaders.

These positions are available on an as-needed basis. If this is something you're interested in learning more about, please visit with a recruiter on campus or contact


Operations Associate

The Operations Associate Program (OAP) is a full-time training program for individuals who are interested in a career in fresh pork processing.

The OAP gives the individual the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience in the day-to-day operations of a 900,000 square-foot fresh pork facility harvesting 21,500 animals per day in Guymon, OK. Operations Associates develop key skills in multiple areas including production training, food safety quality assurance (FSQA), and operations management.


Management Trainee

Our management trainee program is specifically designed for recent graduates or those entering the industry to gain mentorship and hands-on training.

Work full-time and grow your skills as a Management Trainee! You can expect training that will prepare you for a supervisor or technical role of responsibility that allows you to make an impact in our company. You will spend 6-12 months learning our business and developing your skills to advance your career in the company while receiving hands-on technical, business management, and leadership training. While gaining exposure to our integrated business, you will also receive career guidance and mentorship from our leadership team.