Agriculture Intern, Data Analytics & Research

Lamb Weston
Kennewick, MD
United States
Job Description
Title: Agriculture Intern, Data Analytics & Research


Location: Kennewick, WA


About Lamb Weston

Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, we’ve produced innovative, inventive products that make life better for our customers and their customers.

Job Description Summary


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

Job 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 & 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

Industry-Competitive Benefits

Coupled with our compensation and bonus incentive programs, our benefits deliver rewards that are market competitive.  Some of the most attractive elements of our benefit programs include:

  • Health Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care, and Health Reimbursement Accounts

  • Well-being programs including companywide events and a wellness incentive program

  • Paid Time Off

  • Financial Wellness – Industry leading 401(k) plan with generous company contributions, Financial Planning Services, Employee Stock purchase program, and Health Savings Accounts, Life and Accident insurance

  • Family-Friendly Employee events

  • Employee Assistance Program services – mental health and other concierge type services

Benefits may vary based on location, job role/level, job status, and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreements.


Job Requisition ID: Req-233459


Time Type: Full time


In compliance with applicable state and local laws, Lamb Weston has opted to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. This compensation is specific to this position and takes into account a number of variables. Actual compensation may be higher or lower in the range posted based on various factors, including, but not limited to, job duties, experience and expertise. A candidate’s work location could also impact the actual compensation being outside of the range to reflect local cost of labor. A reasonable hourly estimate for this role based on the variables previously mentioned is: $22.00


Lamb Weston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law