Raspberry Production Intern

  • Location: US - Santa Maria DC
  • Job Family: Administration
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0002017
  • Experience Years: 0-3 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Intern

About the Opportunity

The primary focus of this internship will be to assist District Production with the monitoring, auditing, and management of the Spotted Wing Drosophila program. This will be accomplished by managing pest lures on all raspberry/blackberry ranches as well as logging findings, auditing grower practices, and working closely with Quality Assurance to investigate all SWD incidences and holding test results.


  • Monitor lures weekly and log all SWD findings
  • Mix and change out lure formulation every week
  • Log all dates and times of lure monitoring and mixture changes
  • Assist District Production with field inspections
  • Assist Quality Assurance by examining and evaluating the weekly holding test samples to determine SWD severity by ranch
  • Work with District Production to rank ranches and create weekly SWD severity reports
  • Performs other duties as instructed by supervisor.

Candidate Profile

  • Experience in Biology or Applied Sciences programs.
  • Course studies in agriculture, horticulture, or pest science is a plus.
  • Basic competency level with Microsoft Office.
  • Have a passion for pursuing a career in agriculture and/or pest management.
  • Can work independently and manage his/her own time.
  • Detail oriented, able to maintain focus on tedious detailed work, curiosity, investigative.
  • Have great communication skills.
  • Be flexible and has the ability to work in various conditions (both indoors and outdoors).
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • A California driver’s license and the ability to be covered under company-sponsored vehicle insurance program are also required

About Driscolls

Driscoll's is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll's is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

Driscoll's exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

Driscoll's is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries™.

Driscoll's es el proveedor líder en la comercialización de Fresas, Frambuesas, Zarzamoras y Arándanos Azules en el mundo. Con más de 100 años de herencia en agricultura y cientos de productores independiente alrededor del mundo, Driscoll's es una compañía apasionada por cultivar Berries frescas, hermosas y deliciosas. Nuestros valores de humildad, pasión y confianza han guiado nuestra misión de deleitar a los consumidores en el mundo.

Las variedades exclusivas de Driscoll's han sido desarrolladas a través de años de investigación usando sólo métodos de mejoramiento natural. De la granja a la mesa, nos enfocamos en ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad con apoyo de nuestros socios de la cadena de suministro.

Driscoll's es la marca de confianza de sólo las mejores Berries.