Imagine what you can do at Land O’Lakes. Our growth relies on extraordinary talent and boundless thinkers who are always looking for a better way and believe anything is possible. Like you, innovation and technology drive us.

At Land O’Lakes, you will also be part of a community with creative doers and dreamers, who want to make a difference. We work together combining our global perspective and direct access to the source to create practical, new solutions to meet agriculture’s toughest challenges.

Join the team at any Land O’Lakes location or with one of our retail-owners and you’ll sense the optimism, honesty and innovation that goes into everything we do. Together, we strive to feed human progress.

Job Posting Title:
Purina Technical Innovation Applications Internship

Job Description:

Internship Position Purpose:

This internship position will be tasked to develop an internal knowledge database on macro and micro ingredients through literature review and discussions with internal and external experts on areas covering ingredient supply chain (i.e. ingredient production, handling & processing), impact on animal nutrition & health, inherent risk factors, relevant feed regulations, and feed processing characteristics.


  • Conduct interviews with internal and external experts in various animal species and specialization (animal nutrition, health, manufacturing, quality, sourcing, regulatory) to gain better understanding of current ingredients used in the animal feed industry
  • Conduct desk study/ literature review to determine what is the state of knowledge on ingredients and important gaps in knowhow
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of ingredient value and risks based on the interviews and desk study
  • Document ingredient knowhow based on literature review and interviews
  • Organize document libraries in an easily searchable & editable format


Pursing 4 year degree related to animal science

The ideal candidate should have completed at least 3 years or more of course work related to animal science or animal biology and is interested to pursue a career in the animal feed industry

Good communication (oral & written) and organization skills

Microsoft office applications

Experience in Microsoft sharepoint

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