Crop Quality Internship

Now Recruiting for 2021


Wheat Marketing Center offers a summer internship to help analyze the annual wheat crop, July-September. This paid internship is beneficial for someone who is looking at a career in agriculture, food science and/or research and development. The successful applicant can expect to gain experience in all aspects of the multifaceted wheat crop quality project that analyzes the PNW wheat crop each year, including preparation and testing of wheat, flour and end-product quality. In addition to being a part of the crop quality team, the intern may provide support for the technical short courses and tours provided for farmers, customers and visitors from around the world.

Internship Duration:

  • Typically July-September annually.

Job Description:

  • Crop quality supply preparation (labels, sample bags)
  • Precise and accurate handling of data and wheat samples
  • Daily wheat, flour, and quality laboratory testing
  • Crop quality data entry
  • Updating the Crop Quality written procedures with Operations Manager

Intern Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a Science, Food Science/Agriculture program
  • College Junior level or higher student or graduate student
  • Previous laboratory experience preferred but not required
  • Must possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Must be reliable and prompt
  • Strong work ethic; ability to work without supervision as well as in a team setting

Other Position Requirements:

  • Standing for long periods of time in a laboratory
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • A valid driver’s license
  • No wheat or flour allergies

Download internship position description by clicking here.

How to Apply:

If interested in applying for WMC’s Summer Internship, applicants must submit:

  • A current resume including any organizational affiliations, work experience, awards, honors, education, etc.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers
  • A cover letter explaining how this internship fits with your future professional plans
  • Official university/college transcripts, both undergraduate and graduate if applicable

Application materials should be sent with the subject line “WMC Crop Quality Internship” to: info@wmcinc.org

Recruitment of this position begins each year in March, but applications are always accepted.

Interns are responsible for all living costs while in Portland, OR including housing, food and transportation. WMC is situated downtown on the waterfront and is accessible by public transportation. Interns are expected to work Monday thru Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm, with some overtime possible. The time period is from July to the end of September.  This position is temporary and does not include employee benefits, except as required by law. All WMC employees are “at will.”

Wheat Marketing Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are made in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, handicap, military or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

For more information on the Wheat Marketing Center, visit www.wmcinc.org.