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College Recruitment

Are you a college student or recent grad looking to jump start your career in the poultry industry? Wayne Farms partners with Auburn University, North Carolina State University, Mississippi State University and the University of Georgia to recruit college students and graduates for internships and entry level positions.

Wayne Farms actively recruits from Colleges and Universities across the nation, to include its partner schools, by participating in campus job fairs. Be sure to look for us at your next campus event!

Is this for you?

We are looking for students excited about working in the manufacturing/food industry. We offer internships across all functions of our business. Wayne Farms provides interns an opportunity to work alongside experts in the poultry industry while applying their knowledge to real-world business situations. An Internship is typically 10 to 12 weeks long, culminating in a final presentation to the Senior Leadership Team at the corporate office in Oakwood, Georgia. Interns are paid a competitive hourly wage PLUS a monthly stipend of $300 to a local intern or $1,000 to an intern living outside a reasonable commuting distance from the assigned internship.

Do you qualify?

Wayne Farms’ interns have a strong academic record and demonstrate leadership, initiative, high ethical standards and strong communication and analytical skills. Interns must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university, and be considered an incoming junior by their academic institution. We require interns to be flexible in their work schedules, travel as necessary and must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Program Overview

Interns are assigned real work projects with clear objectives and deliverables that have a significant business impact within the sponsoring functional area. You will work with teams and experts in the poultry and food industry while you apply your knowledge to real-world business situations. If you do well, you may be asked to join us after graduation.


Wayne Farms offers a variety of internships in different disciplines to help ambitious college students take their first steps into the world of poultry. We employ interns for positions in:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Live Production
  • Plant Production
  • Quality Assurance
  • Safety
  • Purchasing
  • Research & Development

The goal of the Wayne Farms Internship Program is to provide a fulfilling and valuable experience in the poultry and food industries. Interns are assigned specific projects with clear objectives and deliverables. This allows interns to explore career options while developing skills and relationships that will help them be successful after graduation.

To learn more about the Wayne Farms Internship Program, click pdfhere.


Proud Supporter of JobSTART 101

Wayne Farms is a proud participant and supporter of JobSTART 101, a free online course that introduces the professional skills necessary for entry level employees to succeed in the workplace. The program was developed by executives responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training college level graduates at member companies of Business Roundtable and the HR Policy Association. The course includes videos and workbooks that cover topics ranging from problem solving to developing a professional persona that will set you up for long term success. The course is designed to be fast paced and engaging and can be completed in approximately 90 minutes.