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Agriculture / Agronomy Intern

Lamb Weston: Agriculture / Agronomy Intern

Location: Tri Cities, WA | Twin Falls, ID | American Falls, ID

Internship Program Overview:

Participate in a paid internship program built around your career goals and hands-on projects that impact the organization. As part of the Lamb Weston University Recruiting Internship Program, Interns work towards completing a Capstone project and are assigned a mentor who will guide and evaluate performance. Whether you are interested in Agricultural Science, Data Science, Finance, Supply Chain, IT, Manufacturing, Food Science, Marketing, or Engineering, our highly selective summer intern program has projects that will help you build the next stage in your career.

  • Paid internship, May – August (actual dates may vary)
  • Gain real-world working experience through dynamic projects assigned by your mentor and assigned department
  • Network and learn from executives, department leaders, high performers, and fellow interns across the business
  • Receive guidance and feedback from your assigned mentor throughout the program
  • Professional development events providing tools that will help after the internship and after graduation

Agriculture / Agronomy Intern Description:

Support the Lamb Weston Agricultural Services team with several projects related to agronomy. A skilled mentor with be assigned to the intern for the duration of the internship. This mentor will provide training and complete weekly reviews to assess progress and answer questions.

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Working alongside the raw potato grading crew to build an understanding of potato grading
  • Collaborating with your assigned mentor based on areas of focus which include but are not limited to: Agronomy, Partner Grower - Farming, and Raw Utilization/Procurement


  • Gain a hands-on in-depth understanding of the science behind potato growth, development, and how environmental variables directly affect quality & yield
  • Responsible for new variety data capture, trial development and implementation, field scouting and observation

Partner Grower - Farming: 

  • Review, analyze, and learn about the budgetary process and practices that affect quality and yield such as: Crop management, pest & fertilizer applications, soil moisture management, chemigation & fumigation

Raw Utilization/Procurement:

  • Work directly in the field and help to help ensure the highest quality potato attributes and build an understanding of how plant efficiencies directly impact raw product costs
  • Build a fundamental understanding of raw product storage and raw utilization optimization

Basic and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled or a recent graduate of an Agriculture, Agronomy, Crop Science, or related program
  • Juniors, Seniors, or Master’s degree students preferred but also accepting recent grads
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 preferred
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and ability to meet the Lamb Weston Authorized Driver standards
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work independently
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong computer competency and experience using a tablet and/or iPhone
  • Experience with MS suite of products desirable