Internship

VALPREDO FARMS & COUNTRY SWEET PRODUCE SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Sponsored by: Department of Crop Sciences, College of ACES

Valpredo Farms and Country Sweet Produce are proud to partner with the University of Illinois, Department of Crop Sciences, College of ACES to offer a summer internship program to educate and cultivate young students interested in pursuing a career in agriculture.

Our summer internship program awards one college student each year the opportunity to experience California agriculture first hand. At Valpredo Farms and Country Sweet Produce, we strive to teach our summer interns the balance between a modern mid-scale seasonal organic farm and the daily needs of urban sourcing for fruits and vegetables – in a fast-paced production during the height of our seasonal summer harvest.

This 8-week program grants one student the chance to live in Bakersfield, CA; nationally recognized for exceptional row crop production – and assist in managing logistics and inventory for harvest, post-harvest, sales, packaging, and delivery to customer base in Southern California.

Agriculture is an everchanging environment and requires individuals with the skill set and capacity to make strategic decisions that integrate into our values as a company and positively impact our growing business. Valpredo Farms and Country Sweet Produce have been fortunate to obtain self-reliant, disciplined, and hardworking interns to help meet our summer goals.

8 WEEKS

BAKERSFIELD
CALIFORNIA


1 STUDENT

INTERESTED?

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY

OR EMAIL bbranham@illinois.edu

We look forward to assisting our interns in future career development and professional networking; and welcome the continued opportunity to work with the University of Illinois to nurture and teach young adults about the agriculture industry.

MEET OUR
PAST INTERNS

2016 - Dylan Tzar
2017 - Sean Tobin