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Internship and Jobs

There are numerous internship and job opportunities available within the strawberry industry that cover a wide range of skill sets. Click the links below to find out more about each opportunity.

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Current Opportunities
 

•Farm Production Manager, GoodFarms, Santa Maria, CA

GoodFarms is seeking a dedicated and experienced candidate to oversee and manage daily operations on a large strawberry farm in Santa Maria. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in farming practices, leadership skills, and a passion for agriculture.
Full Job Description
➤ Online Application
 

•Undergraduate Student Assistant, UC Davis, Santa Maria, CA

A fleet of Intelligent strawberry picking carts called I-carritos was developed by the UC Davis Bio-Automation Lab. These carts are being used by strawberry pickers to collect yield data at commercial farms in Santa Maria and in Salinas, California. To support this activity, we are currently looking to hire a Student Research Assistant to perform the following job duties at a farm near Santa Maria/Foxen Ranch.
Full position details and application
 

• Summer Associate Interns, Bayer CropScience, Fresno, CA

Bayer CropScience is currently hiring for their 2024 Summer Associate Internship Program. The internship falls under their Innovation Hub in Fresno, where they design and shape sustainable solutions for grower success. Some internship activities include assisting scientists with field activities, evaluate plot efficacy, and assist with data entry. 
Full position details and application

 

• Research & Development Interns, Corteva Agriscience, Various U.S. Locations 

Corteva is looking for Research & Development Interns for Summer 2024. These are full-time positions available from May until August at various field locations throughout the U.S. Students have the opportunity to work closely with a senior scientist in an ag field science setting, with abilities to network across the company. Any ag-related majors are encouraged to apply. Applications are due October 31st.
Full position details and application

 

• Produce Sales Assistant, Main Street Produce, Santa Maria, CA 

Main Street Produce is hiring a Produce Sales Assistant in Santa Maria. Candidates will work alongside the Company Sales Manager to assist in managing the day-to-day strawberry sales coordinating estimates, orders, and transportation. 
Full position details and application

 

• Plant Pathology Project Lead/Scientist, California Berry Cultivars, French Camp, CA 

California Berry Cultivars, LLC has reached out to us about a recent job opening. CBC is looking for a Full-Time Plant Pathology Project Lead/Scientist located in French Camp, CA (with travel other locations within CA). As the Plant Pathology Scientist, you will be working to expand the disease screening activities for the strawberry breeding program.
Full position details and application



• SRA Agricultural Production Research, UCANR UCCE, San Jose, CA 

UCANR is hiring a Staff Research Associate (SRA) for Agricultural Production Research in San Jose, CA. The candidate would be responsible for the maintenance and oversight of field operations and implementation of dynamic applied research and extension programs in small farm and urban agriculture, horticulture, composting, and animal science conducted by the UC Cooperative Extension in San Jose. This career would be well-suited for those that are interested in field trial research.
Full position details and application 
 

• Plant Pathology Project Lead, California Berry Cultivars, LLC, French Camp, CA 

California Berry Cultivars is hiring a Plant Pathology Project Lead in French Camp, CA (San Joaquin County). California Berry Cultivars is an independent and private grower-focused breeding company developing strawberry cultivars. The candidate would be responsible for expanding disease screening activities and the pathology program. This includes lab management, inoculant preparation, disease diagnostics, greenhouse project management, and data collection.
Full position details 
 

• Biological Science Technician, USDA, ARS, PWA, Davis, CA 

In this position, candidate will work for the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Pacific West Area (PWA), and Crops Pathology & Genetics Research Unit in Davis, CA. The incumbent will provide technical research support to the program's Research Scientist. 
Full position details 
Application 
 

Past Opportunities
 

• Scientist III, Crop Production, Plant Sciences: Plenty, Inc., Laramie, WY USA
• Research Associate II, Product Quality & Performance: Plenty, Inc., Laramie, WY USA
• Supervisor, Science Operations: Plenty, Inc., Laramie, WY USA
• Associate Manager, Plant Sciences Lab: Plenty, Inc., Laramie, WY USA
• Scientist III, Tomato Production: Plenty, Inc., Laramie, WY USA
• Scientist II, Variety Screening: Plenty, Inc., Laramie, WY USA
• Regional Food Safety Coordinator: Cal Giant, Inc., Santa Maria, CA USA 
Full position details and information
• Pest Control Advisor: Acquistapace Farms, Inc., Santa Maria, CA USA
Full position details and information  (PDF)
• Technical Service Representative (Sales Support): AgBiomeSeattle, WA USA
Full position details and information  (PDF)
• Biological Science Lab Technician (Molecular) : USDA, Salinas, CA USA
Full position details and information (PDF)
Labor Supervisor: Terry Farms, Los Alamos, CA USA
• Field Technician (Part-Time): GeoVisual Analytics, CA USA
Full position details and information (PDF)
• Field Technician Intern: GeoVisual Analytics, CA USA
Full position details and information (PDF)
IPM Entomology Farm Advisor - (Monterey): UC-ANR, Monterey County, CA USA
Minimum Education/Experience: MS in entomology, pest management, or closely related field 
Pest Control AdvisorAcquistapace Farms, Inc., Santa Maria, CA USA
Acquistapace Farms, Inc.
Full position details and information (PDF)
Field Operations Supervisor: Tortuga AgTech, Santa Maria, CA USA
Agricultural PCA Field Technician/AssistantMcAbee Ag Consulting, Inc.
Central Coast/Paso Robles, CA USA
Part-time intern; Seasonal, McAbee Ag Consulting, Inc.
Full position details and information (PDF)
Scientific Assistant, Organic Farming Systems/Berry Breeding Research Technician: Washington State University, Payallup, WA USA
Full position details and information: Online or PDF
Summer Internship PositionNaturipe Berry Growers, Inc. (NBG), Research Department Watsonville/Salinas, CA USA
Full position details and information (PDF)
• Full-Time Seasonal AGRONOMY INTERNSHIPS: Driscoll's
Oxnard and Santa Maria, CA USA
Full internship details and information available: Oxnard • Santa Maria
• Full-Time Assistant Director of Microbiology: Primus Labs
Santa Maria, CA USA
Full position details and information available on-line.
• Quality Assurance Intern: Gem Pack Berries
Full position details and information (PDF)
Field Research Manager (Assoc Director/Field Coordinator): UC Davis
Minimum Education/Experience: MS degree  
Full position details and information available on-line.
Research Field and Trials ManagerGood Farms, LLC
Full position details and information (PDF)
Agriculture Technology Area Advisor: UC Cooperative Extension
Full details and ways to apply can be found at: https://ucanr.edu/About/Jobs/?jobnum=2061
Automated Irrigation Systems (AIS) Supervisor: BlazerWilkinsonGee
Full position details and information (PDF)
• Production Intern/Farming Compliance, Blanco Farms: Nunes Vegetables, Inc.
This is a temporary internship during the summer months in Salinas, CA. 
Full position details and information (PDF)
• Production Intern/Ag Support: Nunes Vegetables, Inc.
This is a temporary internship during the summer months in Salinas, CA. 
Full position details and information (PDF)
• Student Internships: Field Grower Relations, HR/Safety, Processing Operations
J.M Smucker Company 
https://www.jmsmucker.com/careers/work-with-us

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