While our priority at PIPESTONE is healthy pigs, our best asset to accomplish that is our people.

Our internship program is one of the best ways to help us find individuals who are ready to pursue a career in the swine industry.

Our PIPESTONE Internship Program offers:

• Practical, hands-on experience in all phases of swine production
• Opportunities to work with and receive guidance from respected professionals in the industry
• Opportunities to learn more about the swine industry
• Interaction with decision makers
• A professional environment for growth

Internship Opportunities Include:

  • Production
  • Accounting
  • Business Operations
  • Research
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Nutrition
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Public Relations

A majority of our internship opportunities involve direct swine production, which are designed to expose the intern to all facets of swine production and provide hands-on experiences in the following areas:

  • Sow Farm:
    • Farrowing
    • Gestation
    • Piglet Care
    • Gilt Development
    • Research
  • Wean to Market:
    • Herd Health & Individual Pig Treatment
    • Production Marketing
    • Ventilation
    • Nutrition
    • Records & Accounting
    • Research


Public Outreach is also an essential component of our internship experience.
Interns are involved with public outreach, assisting in PIPESTONE Discovery Barn events at numerous county fairs. The barns are filled with sow’s farrowing, weaned piglets, hatching chicks, cow’s calving and many other interactive, educational displays. The Discovery Barn experience allows you to interact with consumers about their food supply and is a great way to positively represent agriculture in an accessible setting.

Project Opportunity:
• Interns will have the chance to complete a project or hands-on research trial and present findings at the end of the internship experience.
• Some intern students may attend industry related meetings to learn about the latest development in swine production.

Work Environment

If you are a team player, then we want you at PIPESTONE. Fostering skills in all phases of swine production have been critical to our success as a leading pork production company in the United States. Throughout your time at PIPESTONE, you will have the unique opportunity to work in several of our swine facilities and meet employees in a variety of positions. After experiencing all phases of swine production, our company will leave you eager to pursue a rewarding career in the industry.

The company core values PIPESTONE uses to enhance and form our work environment are:

• Integrity
• Caring
• Commitment
• Growth
• Teamwork

Work Location:

PIPESTONE has facilities located in: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin. There is the possibility of working in one or more of these states.

All PIPESTONE employees adhere to a strict biosecurity program and interns will be trained to adhere to the program.


The PIPESTONE internship is a paid experience. Housing assistance will be provided if needed for interns entering our program. We encourage students to use the internship as college credit and will work with you and your college professor on requirements for attaining credit.

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