base camp - summer internship program
Learn. Expand. Grow.
For current juniors and graduate students
We’ve crafted our 10-week paid summer internship program to help students take the skills and knowledge they’ve acquired in the classroom and apply them to a dynamic business environment. Through business-relevant projects, interaction with senior leadership, and several social and community-focused events, interns gain invaluable knowledge they can take back to their final year in school – and hopefully into an ongoing career with JBS.
We offer an exciting, fast-paced work environment, a culture of mutual respect and teamwork, and the opportunity to play a vital role in our continued pursuit of excellence.
Each intern is individually matched with a department, manager and mentor based on their background and experience as well as the company’s need.
Potential areas of placement include:
· Finance and Accounting
· Sales and Marketing
· Technical Services
· Information Technology
· Supply chain/logistics
· Human Resources
· Business analysis
· International Logistics
Highlights of the program include:
· Projects: The opportunity to work on a real issue affecting the company – and to truly have an impact on the business. For example, in the summer of 2011, one intern traded more than $2 billion in international debt renewals for Australian dollar positions. Another created a database that’s projected to save more than $5 million in international shipping costs.
· Presentations: A weekly speaker series featuring discussions with JBS executives and industry leaders. This series gives interns the opportunity to learn not only about the business itself, but also about the personal career paths of industry leaders, from the CEO and CFO to the Head of Beef, Head of Pork, and more.
· Mentorship: Each intern is paired with a mentor who can answer questions and provide advice on how to work effectively in a corporate setting, how to handle a diverse environment, how to approach difficult or conflict situations, etc. The mentor’s job is to help make the intern’s transition into the working world as smooth as possible.
· Social and community involvement: Interns participate in several social and community activities throughout their 10 weeks at JBS. Previous classes have gone on bowling nights, attended a Colorado Rockies baseball game, and volunteered at a local food bank. These activities help interns get to know each other and become an active part of the Northern Colorado community.
· Future Job Opportunities: Hard-working, successful interns are given the opportunity to interview for future placement in a full-time position or leadership program with JBS (see Ascend Leadership Training program).