Food Safety & Quality Assurance Intern

Internship position with Associated Wholesale Grocers in Kansas City, KS
Job posted March 10, 2023

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About The Role

At Associated Wholesale Grocers, we are looking for motivated, ambitious, and goal oriented students to join us for an opportunity to gain valuable corporate exposure in your desired field. If you are interested in joining a company with a meaningful mission, gaining career skills, and networking with skilled professionals, then you’ve found the right place!

Paid opportunity! $21/Hr

Internship Summary
The Food Safety Quality Assurance internship at Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

(AWG) will provide students with a career interest in the food industry and a scientific related academic background, the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a food business and food distribution environment. Through assigned projects, interns will have the opportunity to positively impact a number of food safety, quality, and efficiency initiatives. Interns will experience a broad cross-section of food distribution, co manufacturing and quality assurance.

As an intern you’ll gain direct experience with all aspects of Food Safety and Quality Assurance in the corporate and distribution center setting, while developing key skills in team interactions, problem-solving, and communications.

The Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA) department oversees and manages the food safety policies, programs, procedures for the company and works with the business to develop strategic corporate food safety goals. In addition, this area provides support and direction for all sites for compliance to interface with regulatory agencies (FDA, USDA and State/Local regulators) to mediate compliance.

The FSQA department is responsible for the quality assurance functions for four company owned brands. FSQA closely monitors all private label suppliers for food safety measures and regularly tests the Always Save®, Best Choice®, Clearly by Best Choice™, and Best Choice® Superior Selections® products to make sure they maintain consistent quality.

You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other interns, AWG leadership, and our employees.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

Bachelor of Science with Food Science preferred.
Junior or senior level students preferred. Recent graduates are acceptable.
Solid communication skills
Strong organization skills
Attention to detail, willingness to ask questions, ability to follow up.
Initiative, enthusiasm to learn and ability to follow direction
PC skills with Word and Excel. Ability to create pivot tables, charts and graphs are a plus.

Who We Are:

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) is the nation’s largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, serving over 1,100 member companies throughout 31 states. In addition to its cooperative wholesale operations, the company also operates subsidiary companies that provide certain real estate and supermarket development services, print and digital marketing services, health and beauty care, general merchandise, pharmaceutical products, specialty foods, and natural and organic products. We have something for everyone!

What We Offer:

Paid experience to gain insight into your future career
Expand your professional network with other interns and AWG team members from various backgrounds, departments, and levels of the organization
Gain hands on experience in your chosen discipline in a corporate setting
End of Internship Presentation to our Executive Leadership Team to showcase/demonstrate your corporate insight gained during your time with AWG
Opportunity for full time employment pending completion of internship

Additional Information:

Deadline to apply: End of March 2023
Interviews will begin: Early February 2023
Duration of internship: May 31, 2023 – Aug 5, 2023
Pay: $21/Hr
Business casual work environment

**AWG does not provide sponsorship for employment**


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