Do you share our passion for animals? Join us and you can help us demonstrate the nutrition products and practices that unlock the full potential of every animal for a healthier, more productive life. More than 125 years of innovation in Purina Animal Nutrition have helped us build a $4 billion business.
Our Purina Sales internship is designed to give you the leadership and management skills you need to become eligible for full-time opportunities within our Animal Feed organization, including Lifestock Product Specialist and Lifestyle Production Specialist.
Work alongside sales reps and our Purina Animal Nutrition team. Provide sales of target products and programs to key customers and prospects. Gain exposure to farm-supply dealers and our cooperative structure. Key areas of focus: dairy, beef, equine, swine and show-feed products
Research & Learning
Demonstrate animal health and performance improvement through feed trials. Visit and evaluate producer facilities. Attend informational product and specie events with dealer and cooperative employees.
Create promotional materials. Plan customer appreciation initiatives and events.
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Meet Recent Purina Interns
Here's what it's like to work for Purina within Land O'Lakes, Inc.
"I was a Regional Feed Sales intern in the greater Chicago area, with a focus on the equine market. I interacted with equine barn prospects, current customers, feed dealers, and colleagues to collect information to better understand our selling environment. Supplemental to the market analysis, I was able to gain and participate in feeding trials and organize an educational event directed towards a group of local farriers."
University of Arizona Agribusiness Economics and Management Major
"I was a Beef Intern for AgPro Solutions in Glendive, MT. I had the opportunity to create relationships with customers through mineral trials and cold calling. I also had the opportunity to assist in the planning of the first annual Badlands Classic Jackpot Show sponsored by AgPro. One of the most surprising things I learned during my internship was how effective it is to learn other’s communication styles, and adapt mine to compliment theirs."
South Dakota State University Agricultural Leadership
"I was a feed sales intern for Purina. My time was spent making farm calls, identifying beef prospects in my designated area, and completing forage analyses. All of these tasks helped me gain so much valuable information about Land O’ Lakes/Purina, the beef industry, and the products and research Purina has done. Looking back, one of the most surprising things I learned was the amount of products Purina has to offer."
Kansas State University Animal Sciences and Industry
slide 3 of 3 "This summer, I interned at the Dayton Distribution Center (DC) and worked on expanding eCommerce. My project involved space allocation and consolidating packing processes for our various eCommerce channels: Mazuri, Tractor Supply, and Purina Mills. Before joining Land O’ Lakes, I had no idea the company sold exotic zoo feed. It was really interesting coming to the DC and seeing feed for practically every animal you can imagine, from rabbit feed to even elephant feed!" Alison Ware Indiana University Finance and Supply Chain Management
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