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Intern, Field Operations - #633

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Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: J.R. Simplot Company
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Industry Sector: Food/Processing
Industry Type: Food Processing
Career Type: Intern
Job Type: Internship/Summer Work Experience
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: DOE

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The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy.  We currently have a Field Operations Internship opportunity available at our Grand Forks Plant in Grand Forks, ND.


Field Operations Interns work for and support the Food Group Field Operations Raw Procurement Manager, Field Representative, and Raw Planner/Scheduler in the area of supporting the procurement of potatoes and associated activities. This intern will work full time during the summer and up to 20 hours per week during the school year.


  • Under the direction of the Raw Procurement Manager or Field Representatives, this intern will participate in crop sampling for field quality and inputting data into the Crop Progress Data Systems; field observations during the growing season; coordinating field sampling and grading for samples; storage monitoring; assisting with harvest activities during fall harvest; and working with growers.
  • Computer input of crop progress application tracking or field observations reports to the Raw Procurement Manager and Field Representatives or other spreadsheets as necessary. Providing reports to Raw Procurement Manager and Food Group Leadership Team.
  • Assist Raw Planner/Scheduler with projects/special assignments as directed to support production operations.
  • Support manufacturing operations as it relates to raw product.

This internship may continue for up to three months after graduation to allow for project/assignment completion.


  • Must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and currently be enrolled in college/university in a baccalaureate or graduate program. College of Agriculture, Plant Sciences, Ag Business, Food Science, or Operations Management is preferred.
  • Six plus months of related experience; potato/farming experience or an understanding on potato crop development and processing quality is preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge and be proficient in MS Office programs such as Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to work in outside environment and handle up to 50 pounds.

 Location Information

Grand Forks has the amenities offered in larger urban areas, but in the safety and convenience of a small community.  Its highlights include diverse educational opportunities, low crime rate, and a cost of living considerably lower than that found in large cities.  Grand Forks is a city built on education, sports, family, agriculture and the outdoors! 

How to Apply

Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via Simplot's online application process described above. For best results, please upload your resume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document. This process includes additional job relevant questions, so plan on at least 20 minutes when you apply.

When a position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longer appear on our Simplot Careers website. If you experience any technical difficulties when applying through our online system, please contact our Employment Center for assistance at 1-877-878-7404. 

*The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer*