2025 Pilgrim's Live Ops Summer Internship

Internship Mt. Pleasant, Texas


Position at JBS USA

About us: JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, easy-to-use food solutions. We process, prepare, package and deliver fresh and value-added premium meat, poultry and retail-ready food products for customers in approximately 100 countries on six continents. We are also the majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s, the largest poultry company in North America. JBS USA employs more than 100,000 team members.
Our mission: To be the best in all that we do, completely focused on our business, ensuring the best products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers, profitability for our shareholders and the opportunity of a better future for all of our team members.
Our core values are: Availability, Determination, Discipline, Humility, Ownership, Simplicity, Sincerity
Purpose/General Summary: During this 10-week summer internship, you will use your unique perspective and knowledge to help us find operational gaps and improve process efficiency in a way that makes a genuine mark on our business. Here at JBS Foods, we are genuinely interested in growing you as a professional and identifying a potential career path that matches your interests. Start your career today and find out where you fit into the global food supply chain and the mission to feed the world.
  • Will provide support to the live Operations Team
  • Shadowing within the Hatchery: Understanding proper egg handling procedures, vaccinations, transferring, and chick handling. Along with what each employee does in that area.
  • Broilers: Witnessing communication with growers and shadow broiler techs to get a good understanding of their day to day. Gain knowledge on housing and farm conditions/operations.
  • Breeders: Shadow working hands with pullet crews. Get firsthand experience in servicing, vaccinations, and weighing.
  • Feed Mills: Tour the feed mill and see the entire process. Understanding the different types of feed and testing procedures.
  • Observe the Live Haul process overall and help unload trucks.
  •  Complete and present a project related to issues within the rendering department
What to expect:
  •  A chance to connect with and learn from our company’s executive leadership team throughout the course of your internship program
  •  Exposure to multiple areas of the business to give you a well-rounded understanding of the overall production process
  •  A mentor who’s invested in your success, and will provide feedback and coaching
  •  The chance to prove yourself in a highly rewarding industry
  •  A multicultural work environment that stands on its values and puts its people first
  •  The opportunity to develop your technical and business knowledge alongside industry experts
  •  Regular leadership training sessions with our world-class leadership development instructors
  •  Projects driven by business objectives with real-world implications
  •  Potential for accelerated growth within our company by providing early access to career development programs
The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation:
  •  $21/hour with $2,500 relocation stipend
The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.