Beef Northwest offers summer internships each year at all of it's locations. The purpose of the Internship is to teach students the key elements to the successful operation of a feed yard. Ultimately, this will help Beef Northwest determine if you are a strong candidate for its Manager in Training Program post-graduation.
Internship Experiences offered:
Each internship will have an internship will have specific learning objectives for each department area. Interns will keep a journal of all activities and learning objectives. All internships will work on a real life project that will include scope, benefit, drawbacks, financial analysis and your final recommendation. At the end of your Internship you will deliver a presentation of your summer experience and projects to the Executive Leadership team, Managers and staff at multiple locations. All interns will visit multiple BNW sites and operations as well as industry partners.
Feedyard Operations: Two weeks working in the following departments: Cattle, Hospital, Feed Mill, Feeding, Maintenance and Management. Boots on the ground, hands on outside everyday. Prior cattle handling experience ideal.
Pasture Beef: Focused at our Pasture Beef facility and cattle fed through our natural program. Horsemanship and stockmanship focused. Hands on exposure to feeding, maintenance, pasture riding, cattle doctoring, and management areas. Prior cattle handling/horse experience and access to well broke horses ideal.
Risk Management: Located at our headquarters in North Powder, Oregon. Analyze market trends and trading. Learn hedging, marketing of cattle and commodities, procurement of cattle. Data and financially driven internship experience. Basic understanding of futures and option markets ideal.
Feedyard Administration: Financial and data driven overview of all the business operations for a successful feedyard. Work on cattle and commodity accounting projects. Understand the flow of numbers from start to finish on a feedyard. Spend time with different internal departments. Agribusiness or accounting knowledge ideal.