Early Career

Smithfield’s future is directly connected to yours

Smithfield's college and university programs offer students and upcoming graduates an opportunity to apply the skills developed in the classroom. Our college and university programs provide real-life experience, the opportunity to gain knowledge about the company, and the ability to start building your professional portfolio. We regard every participant as a potential leader. 


Potential Opportunities

Internships may be offered in the following areas:

  • Accounting / Finance
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Feed Mills
  • Food Safety
  • Grain Procurement
  • Hog Production
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing / Sales / Business Development
  • Plant Operations
  • Quality Assurance
  • Research & Development
  • Supply Chain / Transportation / Logistics


Interns receive competitive compensation and are eligible for many benefits. Our summer internship opportunities open in September, and you can submit a resume here to begin applying.

Benefits include the following:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Subsidized Housing Allowance or Company-Provided Housing
  • Executive Leadership Luncheon Opportunity
  • Intern Conferences and Training
  • Team Building and Social Activities


View Current Openings

ID Position Location Department Shift Last Updated
19656 Food Safety Technologist Kinston, NC QA/Food Safety 2nd and 3rd shift 9/30/2021 4:13:00 PM. Apply
19633 Senior Food Safety Specialist- Saratoga Bolingbrook, IL QA/Food Safety 1st Shift 9/29/2021 5:36:00 PM. Apply
19627 Laboratory Supervisor Smithfield (north plant), VA QA/Food Safety 1st Shift 9/30/2021 12:19:00 PM. Apply
19596 Quality Assurance Supervisor Tar heel, NC QA/Food Safety 2nd Shift 9/27/2021 10:18:00 PM. Apply
19564 Part-Time Lab Technologist Milan, MO QA/Food Safety 1st Shift 9/26/2021 1:50:00 AM. Apply
19560 Case Ready Store Auditor - Work From Home Springfield, MA QA/Food Safety Corporate - Day Shift 10/4/2021 12:15:00 PM. Apply
19492 Food Safety Technologist Tar heel, NC QA/Food Safety 2nd Shift 10/4/2021 11:33:00 AM. Apply
19465 Quality Assurance Technologist Martin city (south kansas city), MO QA/Food Safety 2nd Shift 9/28/2021 4:03:00 PM. Apply
19451 Food Safety & QA Manager Kansas city, MO QA/Food Safety 1st Shift 9/17/2021 7:39:00 PM. Apply
19396 Quality Assurance Technician Sioux falls, SD QA/Food Safety 2nd Shift 9/14/2021 3:13:00 PM. Apply