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Title:  Operations Intern, Salaried, Shift not Applicable   Req ID: 2026

City, State:  Mocksville, NC

Reports to:  Plant Manager 

Classification:  Nonexempt 


Relocation: Nationwide housing assistance is available


Brakebush Brothers, Inc. is seeking an Operations Intern in Mocksville NC



Expect to engage in meaningful work that makes an impact on our people, processes, and/or product. We aim to provide you with experiences, networking, and professional development that will help advance you in your field. OUR goal is to build relationships and careers of potential team members. We are committed to your success.  


  • This is a paid internship at $19.00/hour.  


  • Interns must have reliable transportation. We offer housing stipends to those who qualify. 


  • Most internships run 12-14 weeks from mid-May through August. We are flexible with most personal summer plans. Hiring managers will discuss intern duration and summer schedules with candidates. 


YOUR OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP involves several key functions:     

  • Working directly with the production managers to gain an understanding of the process of producing quality poultry products. 

  • Projects may include figuring out ways to reduce waste, increase efficiencies, and reduce cost.  This will be presented to the management team at the conclusion of your internship. 

  • Working with the support functions to increase the knowledge of the hourly staff and determine key areas of improvement for the production facility. 



  • Currently pursuing a degree in Food Science, Business Management, or related field  

  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 

  • Skilled in communication, public speaking, and relationship building  



Brakebush started in 1925 with two brothers and one truck providing sugar and eggs delivery in central Wisconsin. The business grew to meet market needs, along with our reputation. We continue to thrive by sticking to our mission: to provide quality products and services at competitive prices that meet or exceed customer expectations and a quality work environment for our employees, consisting of competitive wages/benefits and optimum working conditions.  


Today, we make over 200 great-tasting products for national, food service, and industrial accounts through high-capacity production. We are proud to be U.S. family-owned and operated, currently running six facilities in four states and a nation-wide Salesforce.   


MOCKSVILLE, NC is home to our newest, state-of-the-art facility. This small town is the heart of North Carolina. Surrounded by vineyards, green spaces, and outdoor recreation, it serves as a great base to explore Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and the Appalachian Mountains. Our NC plant is a value-added, further processing facility where we develop and prepare delicious chicken.  



This is a competitive program as we seek to connect with ambitious and qualified students. We make offers following an application process, onsite interviews, and manager assessments. Contact Nick Brakebush, Corporate Recruiter, at with any questions about program logistics or the hiring process. 



Brakebush Brothers, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in our hiring, training, or promotion policies. We will not discriminate against job applicants or employees for reasons of race, religion, color, sex, handicap, age, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Please see our Benefits Page to learn more about the amazing Health and Wellness Benefits offered to our employees!

Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem