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HFC - Corporate Development Intern

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Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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ABOUT HORMEL FOODS — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $12 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, Planter’s®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three straight years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for the 12th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit and


Job Purpose:  To gain real world experience as a Corporate Development intern supporting enterprise acquisition and divestiture, strategy, and business transformation projects. 



  • Provided opportunities to work in key areas such as:
    • Acquisition and divestiture projects
    • Long-range planning and strategy development
    • Corporate venturing and external innovation
    • Enterprise project services
    • Enterprise business process transformation
  • This position provides learning opportunities and interaction across the entire company, including exposure and presentation opportunities to senior leadership.




  • Must graduate in August 2024, December 2024, May 2025 with a major in accounting, finance, marketing or a related field.
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently to drive results.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Effective in communications with senior management.
  • A pattern of strong goal setting and accountability.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and persuasive skills.
  • Ability to make recommendations with limited information.
  • Must be comfortable with the preparation and consumption of meat products; more specifically, pork, beef, turkey, and chicken.
  • This position will require access to and/or the utilization of a personal motor vehicle to get to and from the workplace.

Location and Hours:

  • Position is based out of our Corporate Office headquarters in Austin, Minnesota
  • Position is full time, 40 hours per week beginning late May and ending mid-August


  • Competitive salary
  • Paid housing allowance
  • Reimbursement of all expenses incurred on the job


Application Instructions:

Please visit to apply online.