Wonderful Scholar Summer Internship, Pest Management Intern
With approximately 100,000 planted acres in California's San Joaquin Valley, Wonderful Orchards is the world's largest grower of almonds, pistachios and pomegranates. 35 years strong, and still growing! Wonderful Orchards is a part of The Wonderful Company, a privately held $5 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands which include Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Halos, POM Wonderful, FIJI Water, Teleflora, and JUSTIN Wine.
We are seeking a motivated and responsible Wonderful Scholar for full-time summer internship. In this position, you will gain hands on professional experience and learn how the department runs.
This position will be based onsite at Wonderful Orchards located in Firebaugh, CA.
Duties and Responsibilities
Researching and analyzing pest activity including field trials to study the effectiveness of various pesticides, development of sociochemical approaches as alternatives to neurotoxic pesticides and studying the behaviors and attributes of insects detrimental to almonds, pistachios, and pomegranates. Includes conducting and coordinating field and laboratory experiments and data analysis.
Requirements and Qualifications
• Must be Wonderful Scholar enrolled in the College Success program.
• Must be 18 years of age or older.
• Preferred degree in Plant Science.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Self-directed and able to work autonomously.
• Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas.
• COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption.
• This role pays $17.00/hr
Why choose Wonderful?
The Wonderful Company is a successful, entrepreneurial, privately held company with healthy, iconic, authentic brands, and ethical, creative, innovative business practices. We are passionate about sustainability, social responsibility, philanthropy, and wellness -- for our employees, their communities, and consumers around the world.
- We are harvesting a better world - We use the power of business to make the world a better place.
- We nourish, naturally - We believe that what you put into your body matters. The most nutritious -- and best-tasting -- foods are those from nature.
- We play to win - Our employees set ambitious goals and meet challenges with unified purpose and unmatched energy.
- We act differently - With courage and fearlessness, we are relentless in our quest to inspire healthier. food and beverage choices. As a privately held organization, we have the freedom and the power to make quick and effective decisions.
To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and core values, visit www.wonderful.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
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