Preparing Wonderful Scholars for their careers while in college

Our Wonderful Internship Program puts scholars in real working environments

Each summer, an astounding 70+ college scholars participate in a six-week summer internship program at Wonderful. The scholars join a Wonderful business unit and gain valuable world experience, setting them up to be more competitive candidates when they join the workforce. Through this program, over 80% of interns obtain a job after graduation.

Participating business units have included Wonderful Citrus, Wonderful Orchards, POM Wonderful, Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, and The Wonderful Company. Within The Wonderful Company, a variety of teams were involved, including Government Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Wonderful Health & Wellness, Wonderful Education, Lost Hills Park, and more.  

Intern Spotlights:

Andrea is an Ag Prep scholar from Avenal, currently majoring in human development and minoring in Chicano studies at UC Davis. She was a Human Resources intern at Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, an experience that she said exceeded her expectations.

I have learned so much about Human Resources as a whole. This job doesn’t always mean sitting at a desk all day. We are constantly working to communicate effectively with employees, so we can help them with any concerns or comments they may have. My communication skills were something I always wanted to work on, and this internship allowed me to do that and boost my skills in a short amount of time.

Andrea

Ag Prep scholar

Ivan is an Ag Prep scholar currently attending UC Davis, majoring in civil engineering and minoring in construction management. He interned with the beverage production team at POM Wonderful.

This internship has been a great way to discover why it is important to continue learning. Seeing how larger concepts taught in the classroom can be applied in the workplace makes the learning done in school much more practical. Since many skills are not taught in school, it makes internships another excellent way to expand our skill sets. After college, I would like to return to the Central Valley and explore more opportunities with The Wonderful Company.

Iavn

Ag Prep scholar

Zeidi is an Ag Prep scholar majoring in plant science at Fresno State who interned with the POM Wonderful Safety department.

During my internship, I helped bring awareness of the safety culture into the workplace to help reduce incidents and keep the POM facility safe. After college, my goal is to become a principal component analyst or plant breeder. I have always enjoyed a challenge. I do not see many women in the agriculture industry and want to be part of something important that can make the world a better place, one plant at a time!

Zeidi

Ag Prep scholar

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