GROWMARK has one of the oldest and most successful internship programs in the agriculture business so they were a popular stop for student NAMA attendees during the Connection Point trade show at the Agri-Marketing Conference last week in Kansas City.
“We’re going on our 56th year with the internship program,” said GROWMARK University Relations Manager Allison Stephey. “We have a variety of internships ranging from agronomy to the business aspect, to energy, logistics, grain, and seed marketing.”
GROWMARK gets 55-60 interns each year and Allison says about half of them are offered jobs with the cooperative. “We like to see the students continue on in the system,” she said, noting that they saw both past and future interns stop by the booth at NAMA last week.
Most GROWMARK interns come from their core territories of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, but in recent years they have been getting more interest from other areas as they have been working with AgCareers.com. “We have a partnership with AgCareers and participate in their internship survey to make sure our program has what it takes to be successful,” said Allison.
Find out more about the GROWMARK internship program in this interview. Interview with Allison Stephey, GROWMARK