JBS USA is a leading global food company providing diversified, high-quality products to customers in approximately 100 countries on six continents. This includes meat and poultry products, a portfolio of recognized brands and innovative premium foods. JBS USA is also a majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s, the largest poultry producer in the world.
Our Internship and Trainee Programs have been designed for people who are ready to grow their industry knowledge, find a long term career, and pursue their passion. If you’re ready to lead and feed the world, apply now!
10 weeks of challenging, hands-on work experience in a production facility or our corporate office.
Mentoring and coaching by a cultural ambassador and technical expert within your facility.
Interacting with our company’s senior leadership team.
Building industry relationships with company leaders and other interns.
Rotating through various departments and business functions for plant operations interns.
"What I enjoyed most about my experience as a trainee was the ability to go throughout all the different departments and learn the entire process."John Beasley
General Manager in Plainwell, MI Colorado State University alum
"What I like the most about the JBS trainee program is the opportunity to work with multiple people from different backgrounds. My job is not only to manage a processing department, but to help my team grow an evolve in a professional and personal level. I cannot describe the feeling I get knowing I was there to help them out and when you know you were an important part of their life."Eduardo Santana
Production Manager in Nacogdoches, TX
Texas Tech alum
"Within a year of graduating the program as a Food Safety Supervisor, I was promoted to Superintendent and the gained responsibility for the Fabrication QA and Trim QA departments. At this point my team had tripled in size, and I was responsible for all of the B shift food safety/quality programs. My favorite thing about this position was having the opportunity to grow and develop my teams. By doing so you have the opportunity to better your department, but also create a better future for the individuals you’re working with."Darby Allen
Animal Welfare Director for Fed and Regional Beef in Greeley, CO
Perdue University alum
Campus Recruiting Trainee Panel
In September 2020, we hosted a recruiting event, with valuable input from former interns and/or management trainees who are now employed by JBS USA and Pilgrim's. Learn about their journey and careers.