Internship - Summer of 2018

TBD

Summary

The goal of the Lipman Summer Internship Program is to provide a brief, yet comprehensive, overview of our company; it's history, business, operation, strategies, goals, and values. Our program is designed to be flexible, enabling each intern to be exposed to as many divisions of Lipman Family Farms as possible, yet tailored to fit both the intern's area of interest and the company needs.

Interns will be involved in the day-to-day business:

  • intricacies of assigned area of operation
  • pressures of different environments
  • volatility of product markets
  • daily work routines
  • company politics
  • public relations
  • business risks
  • state and federal policies
  • associated opportunities of each

Objectives:

  • develop expertise in a key functional areas/position with Lipman
  • clarify your career path/placement with Lipman
  • develop valuable contacts
  • earn while you learn
  • learn the mission, vision, and goals of Lipman
  • experience the application of classroom theory; professional development

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Targeted Learning Objectives of Lipman Family Farms

Farming:

  • land preparation
  • fumigation, disease and pest control
  • fertilization and irrigation
  • bedding, plastic, planting, staking, pruning, tying
  • harvesting
  • hauling

Packing:

  • packing
  • repacking
  • product grading/sorting/ripening management
  • distribution

Administration:

  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Procurement
  • Marketing

Qualifications

  • Students enrolled and in good standing in an accredited 4-year bachelor's degree program with completion of either sophomore or junior year at the start of the internship.
  • Degree program is relative to business needs with a focus on agriculture.
  • Eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship or restrictions.
  • Excellent communication skills, a great work ethic, and an interest to work in an active, "roll-up-your-sleeves" environment are essential (Bi-lingual is a preference but not required - English/Spanish, English/Creole).
  • Be available for 10-12 weeks (typically May-August).
  • Complete application process (Deadline to apply: December 31, 2017).

Job Location

TBD

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