Wakefield, Nebraska

Business Unit Overview

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.

Location Description

Michael Foods, Inc. located in Wakefield, Nebraska is known as the Baseball Capital of Nebraska. Milton G. Waldbaum and Dan Gardner founded our egg-processing business in 1950 here in Wakefield. Our location raises chickens and produces tankers of liquid egg to be consumed by our processing facilities.



The Michael Foods family of businesses has grown to become a multi-billion manufacturer of foodservice, food ingredient and retail offerings by introducing innovative products that have changed the food landscape. From helping restaurant owners enhance the quality of their menus, to supporting food manufacturers with premium ingredients, to satisfying countless consumers with our popular lines, we’re a proven, innovative leader in food.


This is a summer internship for a student interested in poultry health.  The student will be trained in proper necropsy techniques, sampling techniques, biosecurity, and other opportunities as they arise. 



  1. Responsible for independent work including routine necropsies, initial mortality investigations, and obtaining scheduled samples at pullet and layer farms.
  2. Required to document findings and send reports to the farm supervisors, managers, and veterinarian.
  3. Required to follow farm biosecurity policies including showering in and out of farms
  4. Responsible for other duties as assigned and may include laboratory testing
  5. Student will be required to create a final presentation describing the summer internship.
  6. Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adheres to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.
  7. Adheres to Quality work practices, follows GMP’s, maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.
  8. Able to work weekends, holidays and overtime as needed.



  1. Poultry experience.
  2. Able to demonstrate an understanding of basic health and biosecurity principles.
  3. Able to travel and work on their own in commercial poultry houses.
  4. University/college student.
  5. Must have own transportation and housing.
  6. Post-graduate or veterinary student with experience in poultry industry.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all of the responsibilities or duties required.  For immediate consideration submit your resume/application online at www.michaelfoods.com/careers.

Wakefield, Nebraska

Michael Foods, Inc. is a multinational producer and distributor of food products in to the foodservice, retail, and food-ingredient marketplaces. Our products include specialty egg products, refrigerated potato products, cheese and other dairy products. We have several leading brands within our portfolio including Crystal Farms® (a leading brand of cheese, shell eggs and butter), Simply Potatoes® (the number one refrigerated potato brand); AllWhites® (the number one liquid egg white brand); and Better’N Eggs® (the second largest egg substitute brand) as well as Papetti’s® (the leading foodservice eggs brand).

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