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Internship Program

Wayne Farms’ internship program offers students an opportunity to apply the skills developed through their college education. The internship provides real life experience, an opportunity to gain knowledge about the company, exposure to projects and challenges within the work environment, and the ability to start building your professional portfolio. Students are making connections and working alongside the brightest and best in the industry. We regard every intern as a potential leader to join the Wayne Farms family. 

Opportunities vary from year to year based on business needs. Students are employed in one of our key areas:

  • Live Production
    • Feed Mill
    • Hatchery
    • Live Haul & Receiving
    • Environmental
  • Processing
    • Plant Operations
    • Prepared Foods Processing
    • Research & Development
    • Shipping & Transportation
  • Corporate
    • QA/Food Safety
    • Supply Chain
    • Finance & I.T.
    • Human Resources
    • Marketing & Sales 

Requirements for Internship Program

  • Student must be a rising junior or senior currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college.
  • Must possess a strong academic standing.
  • Must display leadership, initiative, and high ethical/moral standards.

The internship program is 12 weeks and is typically a 40 hour work week that begins the third week of May and ends the first week of August. Our interns receive competitive compensation, and based on individual circumstances some students will receive a subsidized housing allowance.

Benefits include the following:

  • Summer Bridge Event: Team Building and Social Activities with current Wayne Farms Management Trainees.
  • A highly qualified leader who will serve as your mentor.
  • Regular feedback is provided with the intention of facilitating improvement of job performance.
  • End of Summer Bash: Project Presentations and Social Activities with Executive Leadership.
  • Opportunity to advance to full-time opportunities within the Wayne Farms family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I apply for a Wayne Farms internship?


A: Students must apply online to be considered. This is a highly selective program, and offers will be made to the most qualified candidates.

Q: Am I eligible for an internship with Wayne Farms?


A: Qualifications will vary based on the business function and proposed project. Refer to the job description of the internship to determine your eligibility.

Q: Will I be paid for my internship?


A: Yes, interns are paid a competitive hourly rate based on experience, and the level of degree you are pursuing.

Q: Does Wayne Farms assist with living expenses?


A: On a case by case basis, Wayne Farms may assist with a subsidized housing allowance. The amount is based on the student’s need to relocate, and the area in which they relocate.

Q: I am going to be traveling to different Wayne Farms facilities throughout my internship, will Wayne Farms assist with my travel expenses?


A: Costs incurred while traveling on business are reimbursable.

Q: Where will I be working?


A: Internships can be based out of any of the complex locations throughout the Southeast: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, or North Carolina.

Q: Will my internship turn into a full time opportunity?


A: The goal of the Wayne Farms internship program is to identify future leaders to take on full-time opportunities upon graduation.

Q: When will I know if I have received an internship with Wayne Farms?


A: Internships are typically posted in the November/December time frame. Interviews take place and offers are extended on a rolling basis from January to March. The majority of internships will be filled prior to March.