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Farm Resources Internship

For 35 years CROPP Cooperative has been dedicated to keeping the next generation of farmers on their land where they can make a difference for animals, people, and the planet. And we’re still on that mission today, so join us on a journey towards a more sustainable future. Together we can be the champions of happy healthy cows, small carbon footprints, and food we can all feel good about.

Internship Program Overview
o Furnished housing provided in downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin.
o Program concludes after 12 weeks (first week of June start date)
o Engaging and project-based experiences with a leading organic food brand
o Experience our mission first-hand on an Organic Valley farm tour
o Understand the impact and importance of your role through a specially designed New Hire Orientation course
o Network and learn from our business leaders in a "Learn The Co-op Series"
o Various intern group events held throughout the summer
o Interns are paid hourly for time worked
o Interns are responsible for transportation to and from work

Summary of Role

The Farm Resources Intern will work to support various leaders in the execution of specific initiatives, projects and workstreams. This individual will learn many aspects of the organic dairy industry, supply chain and farmer communications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Support the strengthening of the animal care program through gathering inputting and analysis of data. Support dairy cost of production project through gathering, inputting and analysis of data. Support the enhancement of member and staff engagement and the delivery of member education and support materials.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

o Present summary of work completed and impact on department to senior leadership.
o Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

o Currently enrolled in post-secondary education within one year or less from graduation required.

o Currently working towards degree in Agriculture, Economics or Communications related field preferred.

o Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.

o Prior data analysis or data validation experience is preferred.

o Knowledge or experienced in organic farm operations preferred, but not required.

o Excellent communication, customer service, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.