2020 QA Intern

Our summer 2020 internship program is now open for applications!

Each year, Yakima Chief Ranches (YCR) recruits college-aged men and women from across the nation to move out to Yakima, Washington for the summer to form the backbone of FOOTPRINTS®; our quality and sustainability program.

While the majority of your time will be spent on quality assurance in the hop fields, you will also be exposed to a myriad of educational modules and enrichment opportunities which will provide you with 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 will be interspersed throughout the regular regimen of field scouting for male/off-type plants, mildews, mites, and assisting with agronomic field trials.

The work is not difficult, but does require constant movement and awareness. As part of a group, interns will be walking every row of every field of all of our commercial and experimental varieties. Being 21 or older, having good boots, a passion for hops and beer, and most of all, a great attitude, are the only requirements for employment. 

There will be no shortage of long, hot, and tiring days, but your contributions will be integral in maintaining our position as the brewing industry's preferred provider of the world's finest hops. 

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. Since the inception of the FOOTPRINTS® program in 2012, YCR QA interns have secured career positions at organizations such as B.T. Loftus Ranches, Oasis Farms, Perrault Farms, Roy Farms, Yakima Chief Hops, JI Haas, Yakima Chief Ranches, Anthem Cider, Fat Head's Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing, Maui Brewing, Pfriem Brewing, Base Camp Brewing, Stoup Brewing, EJ Gallo Winery, The Bruery, and Hutton & Smith Brewing.

About Yakima Chief Ranches:

Originally formed in the late 1980’s, YCR is a crop research company specializing in the development and management of novel hop varieties for the global brewing industry. YCR is a partner in Hop Breeding Company, LLC (HBC). YCR’s purpose is to create, build, and protect value for all, through development of first class hop varieties, a relentless pursuit of quality, and building meaningful relationships. We envision a new normal in the hop trade where mutual benefit between stakeholders is the key driver of success. A truly sustainable industry. Realization of our vision requires adherence to our core values:

Be creative: Innovative ideas power improvement. Creativity is essential in our approach to R&D, our operations, and our relationships.

Be accountable: No one should be able to question our character. Foster transparency by doing the right thing, working hard, and delivering on our promises.

Contribute: Recognize our success is dependent on healthy communities and relationships. Cultivate positive relationships, be proactive, be helpful, and make a difference.

Grow: Pursue opportunities to learn and grow, not just in business, but personally as well.

Be bold: Creating a new normal and doing so while adhering to these principles will require nothing less than courage and drive.

 To apply send your résume to Joe@YakimaChiefRanches.com

Location: Yakima, WA
Base Pay: $15+

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Posted on September 23, 2017

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