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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

• Research Associate II, Product Quality & Performance : Plenty, Inc., Laramie, WY USA
The Research Associate will work cross-functionally with scientists to implement and execute methods in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and metabolomics. This role will work across project phases: planning, implementing and executing projects to completion and reporting out the results. This role will be critical in identifying, implementing, and documenting R&D’s best practices for assaying product quality with analytical instrumentation. 
APPLY ONLINE @ https://www.plenty.ag/jobs/6376334002/
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• Supervisor, Science Operations: Plenty, Inc., Laramie, WY USA
The supervisor will partner with various scientists to ensure the successful execution of their research lines and experiments. You’ll also foster deep relationships with many teams across Plenty, including Farm Operations, Engineering, and Program Management, to share results and resources.
APPLY ONLINE @ https://www.plenty.ag/jobs/5560971002/
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• Associate Manager, Plant Sciences Lab: Plenty, Inc., Laramie, WY USA
The associate manager will coordinate the project scheduling, manage the inventory, and establish lab resources for executing the routine work for various research projects including post harvest quality, tissue culture, pathology, physiology, variety screening, and analytical chemistry. 
APPLY ONLINE @ https://www.plenty.ag/jobs/6424607002/
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• Scientist III, Tomato Production: Plenty, Inc., Laramie, WY USA
Lead, plan, and manage research trials for development of controlled environment production systems in alignment with tomato program strategy. Progress tomato research, interpret and report on trial results, as well as establish collaborative relationships with other researchers in the field.
APPLY ONLINE @ https://www.plenty.ag/jobs/6374439002/#grnhse_app
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• Scientist II, Variety Screening: Plenty, Inc., Laramie, WY USA
Employee will manage Plant Science trials to evaluate varieties of leafy vegetables and fruiting crops for performance in Plenty’s production system. The screening workflow is conducted in a fully controlled vertical farming system and incorporates a variety of phenotyping technologies, physiology measurements, and thorough evaluation of yield and quality. The scientist will plan and conduct variety screening trials which leverage proprietary, public, and third party genetics.
APPLY ONLINE @ https://www.plenty.ag/jobs/6374472002/
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• Regional Food Safety Coordinator: Cal Giant, Inc., Santa Maria, CA USA
Employee will work directly with the CGI Food Safety Department under the Food Safety Manager to fulfill Third Party Audit requirement for Facility & Growing Operations in the Santa Maria growing area, also assisting with Oxnard and Central Valley regions. Assist and manage food safety relations for the Southern California and Central Valley Region throughout the season.
APPLY ONLINE @ https://tinyurl.com/3pbcc6xa
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• Pest Control Advisor: Acquistapace Farms, Inc., Santa Maria, CA USA
Minimum Education/Experience:
A Bachelor's degree in Ag Science or a related field, PCA license OR qualifications to obtain a PCA license, a valid CA Driver's License, and preference to bilingual English/Spanish speakers.
For job description and application information, please press this link:
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• Agricultural Tech Intern: Bayer, Fresno, CA USA
Minimum Education/Experience: College enrollment with a degree preferably in a field of science or technology, ideally with an agricultural focus. 

Job Description: The intern would help coordinate field trial and testing activities, install and troubleshoot technologies, and research new/existing methods to improve agricultural processes. 
To apply, please press this link: 
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• Field Technician Intern: GeoVisual Analytics, Oxnard Area, CA USA
Minimum Education/Experience: Enrolled or completed an undergraduate degree, preferably in a field of science or technology, ideally with an agricultural focus. 

Job Description: Aid in collection of crop information from fields in coordination with their field operations team. Responsible for following a data collection plan, driving to multiple ag fields, as well as logging and maintaining all collected data. 
Pay: $15/hour, 6-10 hours per week 
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• Technical Service Representative (Sales Support): AgBiomeSeattle, WA USA
Minimum Education/Experience: B.S. in Agricultural Life Sciences or related fields, or equivalent experience as a pest control or crop advisor, or in technical sales. 
Job Description: Responsible for supporting sales, marketing initiatives, and portfolio growth. They will also be responsible for all technical elements of supporting the AgBiome portfolio in the region, supporting the sales team, building awareness and creating demand for AgBiome products by working closely with customers and centers of influence. 
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• Berry Production Intern: Betteravia FarmsSanta Maria, CA USA
Minimum Education/Experience: 1-3 years' experience in production agriculture. Preference to PCA Licensed individuals, and individuals biliingual in English/Spanish. 
Job Description: Involved in multiple aspects of production across all Betteravia berry types. Activities include scouting, bedding up, planting, fertilizer applications, pesticide applications, irrigation management, and admin tasks. 
Pay: $20.00/hr
For more information, contact:
anthony.reade@bonipak.com
Full position details and information 

• Biological Science Lab Technician (Molecular) : USDA, Salinas, CA USA
Minimum Education/Experience: Specialized experience directly related to the position, two full years of graduate level education/Master's degree, or a combination of the two. 
Annual salary: $60,000-87,000
Benefits: Federal Government Benefits
Job Description: Assist with the evaluation of molecular biological samples and supporting records, contribute ideas to plant and fungi research, utilize specialized equipment, assist with maintenance and calibration of equipment, perform molecular biology analyses, and work with next generation sequence data. 
For more information, contact: 
Felecia Buycks
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Cell: 510-559-5635
Email: felecia.buycks@usda.gov
Full position details and information (PDF)

Labor Supervisor: Terry Farms, Los Alamos, CA USA
Language: Bilingual (Spanish, English)
Annual salary: $80,000 salaried exempt
Benefits: Paid Sick Leave, 401k with company matching, health insurance, vacation pay, paid holidays
Job Description: Supervising mayordomos and crew members (approximately 50 employees total) on the ranch carrying out general labor duties such as: building hoop houses, planting crops in pots, setting up drip and pipe irrigation, weeding, weed whacking, ditch digging, etc.
 For more information, contact: Alyssa Terry, HR & Law Compliance, Moonridge Management, Inc.
Cell: 805-477-838, Office: 805-983-1753, Fax: 805-754-2928

• Field Technician (Part-Time): GeoVisual Analytics, CA USA
GeoVisual Analytics is a company that applies NASA-funded AI research to analyze crop maturity, health, and harvest in order to help farmers be more sustainable while increasing profits. They are hiring a part-time Field Technician to help manage their in-field data collection. 
For more information, contact: Charles McGregor, charles@gva.ai 
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Past Opportunities

• Field Technician Intern: GeoVisual Analytics, CA USA
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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
➤ Full position details and information: Online

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.

• PhD Student (Fall 2022): Strawberry Transplant Optimization and Physiology
NC State University
The 3-year PhD position will focus on strawberry transplant optimization and physiology https://smallfruits.cals.ncsu.edu/about-us/open-positions/

Seasonal R&D Technician - Strawberry Breeding - Driscoll's
Contact Kevin Coons with questions Kevin.Coons@driscolls.com

Lab Technician/Research Associate, Tissue Culture - Ohalo Genetics

Soil Scientist/Agronomist/Ag Scientist - Land IQ

GIS/Science Intern - Land IQ 

Crop/Ag Scientist - Land IQ

Field Operations Summer Associate - Bayer CropScience

Strawberry Production Assistant Internship - Freshway Farms, LLC.

Smucker's Waste Water Internship

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