Hormel Foods welcomes largest-ever class of inspired summer interns

Published 2:00 pm Thursday, May 30, 2024

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This week Hormel Foods welcomed the 2024 class of inspired interns to its award-winning summer internship program. The company will host more than 90 college students who represent over 50 colleges and universities throughout the United States. 

Vault, the leader in career research, exploration and discovery for professionals and students has consistently recognized Hormel Foods for having one of the best internship programs in the nation and has listed the company in the categories of Best Internships for Engineering; Sales; Marketing and Communications; and Retail and Consumer Products. 

“We are excited to welcome our largest class of summer interns in the company’s history,” said Amy Sheehan, director of talent acquisition at Hormel Foods. “Our interns will work alongside many of our professionals and will experience what it is like to contribute to an industry-leading Fortune 500 company. We are proud of the experiences our teams create and we place a high value on the insights the interns bring to our organization.” 

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Throughout the 10-week program, each summer intern will experience hands-on business scenarios within every functional group of the company, including sales, marketing, analytics, operations, engineering, IT, R&D, quality control, corporate communications, insights and innovation. Every Hormel Foods summer internship is paid, with interns typically gaining 40 hours of experience per week. This year’s program will run through Aug. 2. 

The goal of each internship is to create a hands-on experience for the students, providing them with opportunities to work with and learn from all levels of management. 

“We’ve created a cohesive internship program across the organization that provides a consistent experience and allows the interns to see the many career paths throughout the entire organization,” Sheehan said. “You will find our summer interns working at the corporate headquarters, in regional sales offices throughout the country and with various Hormel Foods production facilities. We look forward to supporting these interns while they take their first steps in shaping their careers with our company.”