At Costa Farms, we’re proud of the way we grow plants. We put as much effort into the way we grow people, and our 10-week-long summer internship program is one of our favorite means to do this.
Costa Farms Internship Areas
We offer paid opportunities across many fields:
Accounting and Finance internships
Business Analysis internships
Human Resources internships
Supply Chain Logistics internships
Of course, for plant-loving agriculture and horticulture students, there are Production and R&D internships. Many opportunities are based at our headquarters or farms in Miami, Florida. But we also love having students learn and gain work experience at our farms in Asheville, North Carolina; Trenton, South Carolina; and Apopka, Florida.
The Costa Farms Experience
Being a Costa Farms intern means you get an immersive experience with the rest of your department. We don’t hold back, so you’ll be working right alongside the team -- experts in their fields -- in their day-to-day tasks.
As a part of your Costa Farms internship, you’ll be assigned a special project to complete within your 10 weeks with us. These projects aren’t busywork -- they’re endeavors that bring value to Costa Farms, helping move the company forward and grow. Each project offers defined goals and KPIs. And, at the end of the internship, you get to present your accomplishments to members of our executive committee, including Costa Farms CEO Joche Smith.
To help build your professional development, both at Costa Farms and for your career, you’ll receive training above and beyond what your department offers. For example, we give each intern sessions for presentation skills and the Six Sigma Principles of Influence.
While we’re serious about making sure your summer with Costa Farms is an enriching one, we also want it to be an enjoyable one. There are plenty of opportunities for fun during your experience here, including an off-site team-building event.
You’ll find our culture at Costa Farms also offers plenty of perks, including a family-style atmosphere and our popular “Funefits.” Internship housing may be provided, depending on circumstances.
The Costa Farms Team
Working with us on your exciting, fast-paced internship is an ideal way to spend the summer. It’s also a perfect opportunity to become a permanent part of the Costa Farms family. We hire as many top-performing interns as we can.
As part of your daily work or special project, you’ll get to collaborate with multiple departments within Costa Farms -- so there’s plenty of opportunity for networking, professional development, and mentorship with leaders throughout the entire Costa Farms family.
The Internship Timeline
We begin interviewing candidates in fall before the internship year and continue through the spring. Once selected, interns come on board in June and work through August.
More About Costa Farms
Costa Farms has more than 5,000 employees around the globe and we feel it’s important we provide opportunities for all of them. We also know improving our world is vital, as well, so we take social responsibility seriously. To that end, we sponsor programs like ALFALIT International, which teaches basic math and literacy skills to those in need. We also partner with nonprofit organizations to give plants or landscaping to schools, shelters, and other services.
Learn more about how Costa Farms gives back.