Footprints Intern

YCR Footprints Summer Internship - 2022


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 Lagunitas Brewing, B.T. Loftus Ranches, Stoup Brewing, Oasis Farms, Perrault Farms, Roy Farms, pFriem Brewing, Yakima Chief Hops, JI Haas, Yakima Chief Ranches, Anthem Cider, Fat Head's Brewing, Maui Brewing, Base Camp Brewing, EJ Gallo Winery, The Bruery, and Hutton & Smith Brewing.


Pay: $17.41/hour with overtime paid past 55 hours.


Location: Zillah, WA
Base Pay: $17.41 plus overtime

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Posted on March 17, 2022

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