OACC's internship program introduces college students to the cooperative business model while providing valuable, hands-on experiences. During May-July, interns have the opportunity to experience all facets of daily operations and management of an agricultural cooperative including processing, storing and marketing commodities, consulting on agronomy services such as crop nutrients and crop protection products, operating a feed mill, assisting with inventory, accounting and invoicing operations and, most importantly, providing excellent customer service. Interns will also participate in a regional tour, affording an opportunity to see and meet many different regional cooperatives.
The Management and Operations Program Intern is responsible for learning all aspects and functions of the cooperative; completing an assigned project and presentation on a topic related to cooperative management, assisting with tasks in all areas as assigned; and providing maximum service to members and patrons in order that the cooperative will be recognized by everyone as an efficiently managed, soundly financed and democratically controlled organization, which renders a vital service to its members and the community. Intern will work during the months of May, June and July