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.



Farm Intern will focus on the day to day operations of the farm management and the care of the birds while working on assigned projects.



The Farm Intern’s duties will include: 

  • Learning the day to day operations of a layer farm.
  • Understanding the different production systems.
  • Understanding and demonstrating basic bird care, handling, and wellbeing.
  • Participating in at least one research type project
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Current or recent enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in the poultry production.
  • Preferred enrollment in the Midwest Poultry Consortium Center of Excellence program.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all the duties associated with this position. 

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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