YCR recruits currently enrolled or newly graduated men and women from top-tier science and research institutions across the nation to participate in our summer internship program. Interns join YCR’s team in Toppenish, Washington to form the backbone of YCR’s Footprints® brand management program.
While the majority of the time is spent on quality assurance in the hop fields, interns are also exposed to a myriad of educational modules and enrichment opportunities, which provide a holistic understanding of the hop industry. Weekly seminars on hop breeding, supply chain management, hop chemistry, pilot batch brewing, sensory analysis, and hop processing are interspersed throughout the regular regimen of field scouting for male and off-type plants, mildews, mites, and other hop crop quality initiatives.
YCR actively works to facilitate each intern’s entrance into the career path that best fits their interests and skills, helping to bolster the farming and brewing communities with young bright minds. YCR interns have secured positions at several organizations in both the brewing and farming industries.
If you are interested in a position in our internship program, please see employment page.
Lauren Yap (2017): Brewer - Portland, OR
“For me, the big moment happened that summer when we were able to witness the passion and creativity that brewers have for the product they’re creating.”