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Hormel Foods HFC - Sales Intern (VARIOUS LOCATIONS) in Franklin, Massachusetts

Sales Internships – Foodservice or Retail (MULTIPLE LOCATIONS)

To save time applying, Hormel Foods does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.

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.

At Hormel we invite difference and diversity in all aspects. We offer a space of support, understanding, and community. We are committed to the journey! Learn more about our progress here:

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: Sales interns in our Foodservice, Consumer Products and Deli Solutions areas are responsible for calling on a variety of existing customers with the objective of increasing sales for their district


  • Add products into distribution and expand the usage of existing Hormel Foods products

  • Implement marketing strategies for Hormel products

  • Receive training on Hormel Foods products, selling techniques, route building, and business planning

  • Build a business plan for the territory and report results

  • Work with Hormel Foods sales and account management to gain new product placements

  • Impact and contribute meaningful work that will affect the Hormel Foods bottom line


  • This position will require access to and/or the utilization of a personal motor vehicle. In the case of personal vehicle utilization for the role, a company benefit will be provided.

  • Must graduate in August 2024, December 2024, May 2025 and major in Marketing, Professional Selling, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Hospitality or Hotel/Restaurant Management or relevant degree program with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA preferred

  • Must have the ability to drive a reliable vehicle in various settings, including in metropolitan areas and in all types of weather conditions.

  • Demonstrated leadership, persuasive, initiative, and communication skills are necessary for success in this position

  • Possess a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States

  • Applicants must not now, or any time in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa

  • Must be comfortable with the preparation and consumption of a variety of Hormel Foods Products which may include but not limited to pork, beef, chicken, and peanuts.

Location and Hours:

  • One of our select training sales offices in various locations throughout the U.S.

  • Location is based on business needs at the time an offer is made

  • 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

Retail Sales

The Retail Sales division is responsible for the sale of Hormel Foods grocery, meat, and deli products at various retail outlets such as Wal-Mart, Costco, Kroger, and CVS all over the United States. Sales Representatives within the division typically have one or two customers with whom they are responsible for the distribution, shelving, and merchandising of all Hormel Foods products. All Consumer Products Sales Representatives have the exciting opportunity to run their territory like their own business, working directly with the customer at the headquarter level to develop and implement promotional marketing strategies that will increase distribution of Hormel Foods products and ultimately increase sales for their customer.

Foodservice Sales

The Foodservice Group is responsible for the sales and marketing of all products to both commercial and non-commercial foodservice operations. The primary customer is the foodservice distributor, who buys our products and re-distributes them to foodservice operators such as restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals, etc. You will spend much of your time bringing new products, usage ideas, and merchandising ideas to the operators, and educate distributor personnel on why they should be selling Hormel products.

Application Instructions: Please visit to apply online.

The base pay range is $19 to $22 per hour; however, actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, job-related knowledge, skill set, level of experience, and specific office location.

Requisition ID : 22477

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.