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Hormel Foods Inspired Intern Program

About Hormel Foods Inspired Intern Program

Hormel Foods offers meaningful paid internship opportunities. As an intern, you’ll apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to real-life work situations. Your work will directly contribute to the success of the company. Internships may be located at the corporate office in Austin, Minnesota, or at one of the manufacturing plants or sales offices around the United States. Hormel actively recruits for internship positions during the fall and winter months, but occasionally post internships during other times of the year.

During a three- or six-month full-time internship, you will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Manage company projects independently with support from talented staff;
  • Network with peers and employees of various levels in different departments;
  • Participate in strategy sessions with industry leaders;
  • Receive competitive pay and housing assistance;
  • Learn about career paths that only a sustainable and international company such as Hormel Foods can offer;
  • Increase your potential to land a full-time job; and
  • Participate in social events tailored to the interests of each class of interns.

• Must graduate in August 2022, December 2022, May 2023 and major must be related to application department
• Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA preferred
• Possesses strong analytical and communication skills
• Demonstrated leadership and persuasive skills are necessary for success in this position
• Possesses a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit
• Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
• Applicants must not now, or any time in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa


Completion of junior year of college

Hormel Foods Inspired Intern Program

Makinna Lee
Hormel Foods
1 Hormel Place
Austin, MN 55912


Number of Interns: 51 to 100
Compensation/Benefits: Paid; $18-26/hour
Duration: 3 to 6 months; Summer for 3-month Summer-Fall for 6-month
Hours: Full-time
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, Graduate Students, Business School Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration
Minimum GPA Preferred: 3.00-3.49