Interning with Southern States could be the best way you've ever spent your summer vacation. Today, as one of the nation's largest farmer cooperatives, Southern States recognizes its past and looks forward to an exciting future.
Our vision is to be the leading retailer and resource for farmers and rural living. Our mission is to be customer-focused and the best at providing products, services and growing solutions for farms and around the home. The Southern States Way is to help people grow things; we believe in creating lifetime relationships; we share a love of the land and our success is measured by our customers' success.
Our values are to embrace our agriculture heritage. We recognize the deep roots we share with the farming communities in which we operate. As such, we will continue to embrace the people, the rural way of life, and the leadership opportunity we've been given for the stewardship and preservation of farming, the environment and our rural communities. Do our best no matter what. Determination. Initiative. Reliability. The cornerstone of a good day's work. We recognize the trust our customers place in us and we realize there will always be challenges. With this in mind, we never let obstacles get in our way and we hold ourselves accountable as we strive to do our best every single day. Always be neighborly. We are committed to honor and practice the values we share with our farming communities: integrity, high ethical and moral standards, and respect for the land, patrons and for our associates.
One seed is all it takes to sprout a lifetime of growing career opportunities.
Developing and growing leaders is crucial to our success. Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, a passion for our industry, and a desire to provide exceptional customer service are essential to the growth of our business.
By participating in our internship program, Interns will work side-by-side with our professionals, learn new skills; develop a network of contacts, utilize mentors; enhance their strengths, and test classroom theories in real world settings. Our program allows students to gain experience through meaningful work projects related to their field of study while making significant contributions to the business.
We have a core number of Intern positions available in areas such as Accounting, Feed, Finance/Insurance, Information Systems, Merchandising, Retail, Agronomy, Marketing and Human Resources.
Southern States’ Summer Internship Program offers students an opportunity to experience and contribute to our overall success for students who meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled in a 2 year program
- Enrolled in a 4 year program as a rising Junior or Senior
- Enrolled in a 5 year program upon completion of 4th year of program
Students must maintain a GPA of 2.50/4.00 or above. The program offers competitive pay and will extend for 10 consecutive weeks; 40 hour per week.
To apply for our internship opportunities, please visit the Career Opportunities page and then create a new user account. Once you have created your account, please search for job openings with Internship in the title and apply directly to those opportunities that interest you. After all applications have been reviewed, you will receive a notification from Southern States about the status of your application.
Southern States Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, disability, veteran status or other protected classification.