Who are we?
Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA), established in 1916, is a member owned and operated dairy cooperative. MMPA serves approximately 1,600 dairy farmer members in Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio. The dairy cooperative, the 10th largest in the U.S., employs approximately 320 people in four states.
MMPA markets nearly 5 billion pounds of milk annually to fluid milk customers and food ingredient manufacturers. MMPA operates two manufacturing plants in Ovid and Constantine, Michigan and a cheese plant in Middlebury, Indiana. Products made at the Michigan plants include butter, ultra-filtered milk, powdered milk, cream and condensed skim milk. These products are sold to a wide range of food manufacturers who make end-use products such as candy, ice cream, pudding, baked goods, cheese and yogurt.
About the opportunity:
The Michigan Milk Producers Association is seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join our organization as part of the John Dilland Fellowship Program for our 2020 summer internship program.
In this position, you will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of our daily routines, procedures and challenges. You will focus on learning how our organization runs with assignments in the Sales & Marketing department for Manufactured Products, rotational exposure includes other key business areas.
The John Dilland Fellowship Program is named in honor of John Dilland, the MMPA General Manager who retired in 2010 after 35 years of service. The intention of the program is to encourage high caliber students to consider careers at MMPA, or a business uniquely suited to enhance the financial health and management of family dairy producers.
- Preference will be given to students in their junior year of the Agribusiness Management Program
- Strong interest in the agriculture/dairy industry
- High school degree or equivalent; must be enrolled in an accredited university/college program to receive credit
- Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
- Must be 18 years of age
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Self-directed and able to work without supervision
- Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas
Important Note: The above statements describe the principal and essential functions, but not all functions that may be inherent in the job. This job requires the ability to perform duties contained in the job description for this position, including, but not limited to, the above requirements. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants, as needed, to enable them to fulfill these requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer