Blog Update
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When I received an offer to intern with Land O’Lakes, Inc., I had to stop and do a double take. For a guy who has grown up in the beef world, the idea of a “dairy thing” was a little out of my comfort zone to say the least. I accepted the offer because the program sounded great, but I was unsure of what all of my beef friends would think of me when I accepted a position to intern with “the butter people.” Growing up I had become accustomed to making jokes about dairy cows compared to beef cattle, and in my part of the world the dairy people were the “weird” ones.
Blog Update
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When I share with people that I interned with Land O’Lakes this summer, their first comment is always “Oh yeah, the butter company!” While we are “the butter company,” that butter company is one that is a farmer-owned cooperative, which is something I have always found unique.

Become an Emerging Leader

Apply now for the Global Food Challenge internship.
Applications for the 2020 Global Food Challenge internship accepted
September 3 – October 10, 2019. Application form closes at 12:00 p.m. CST/1:00 p.m. EST.

How to Apply - Submission Requirements

  1. Meet Eligibility Requirements
  2. Review online application form below.
  3. Create one-minute video and upload to YouTube that includes, but not limited to:
    • Why Land O’Lakes should choose you to work on a team with other students from across the U.S. spending 12-weeks as part of a boots-on-the ground, mentor guided, project based food security and agriculture experiential learning opportunity that will help Land O’Lakes feed human progress.
    • What skills you have that make you a fit candidate and what you will bring to the internship that is unique to you
    • What you want to get out of the internship
    • Explain your interest in the food and Ag industry or why you have a desire to learn more about food, food insecurity, and agriculture
  4. Complete online application form and include link to video on YouTube in application.
  5. Upon submission of online application, complete HR questionnaire to submit resume and complete final step. In order to be considered, both steps must be completed.

Selection Criteria

  • Ability to clearly communicate and explain why Land O’Lakes should choose you to work with other students from across the U.S. for 12-weeks finding solutions to food and agriculture challenges that will help Land O’Lakes feed human progress
  • Ability to clearly communicate the skills you have that make you a good candidate for the Global Food Challenge internship
  • Ability to articulate what you want to get out of the internship
  • Ability to articulate your interest in the food and Ag industry, desire to learn more, or drive discussion about modern agriculture and food security related issues
Application Form
 
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Note to applicants: If selected as an Emerging Leader, your submission video may be shared on the Global Food Challenge website.)


After submitting the application form and video, you will receive a confirmation with a link to complete step two, which requires you to complete a questionnaire from Human Resources and submit your resume. To be considered for the Global Food Challenge internship, both steps much be completed.



Application Timeline:

  • October 10-15, 2019 – Applicant submissions reviewed
  • October 16, 2019 – All applicants will be notified via email regarding applicant status. Finalists will receive an email asking to select their interview time preference.
  • October 18, 2019 – Interview times confirmed with finalists
  • October 21, 2019 – Finalist interviews

























































































































 
Thank you! Your video application has been received. Please CLICK HERE to complete the HR questionnaire and to submit your resume to complete the final step. In order to be considered, both steps must be completed.