Internship - Research and Development

Springdale, AR

ABOUT THE COMPANY

The Future of Fresh is Here! Food isn’t what it used to be. We made it better, and we did it by building a different kind of farm. A farm that doesn’t need sun, soil or favorable weather to do its thing. A farm where pesticides have no place—because everything’s indoors, monitored and controlled, 24/7. A farm that can produce over 300 times more food than an ordinary farm. With 100% renewable energy. And 97% less water. This farm is 80 Acres Farms. 

Powering 80 Acres Farms is the Infinite Acres technology platform, our closed loop, integrated, end-to end system with best-in-class hardware, software, and controls. The research and data teams at Infinite Acres give our farms the information and technology that make our plants grow better. 

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently accepting applications for Research and Development interns to join our growing teams in Springdale, Arkansas. Candidates must demonstrate the leadership necessary to self-start and manage their work independently, in a spirit of learning in the ever-growing vertical farming industry. The successful candidate will have the drive to jump into complex technical problems and is not afraid to work outside of their comfort zone to help the broader team while taking ownership of their work. 

The goal of this project is to generate data tools/products that provide greater understanding of what is happening in our production farms.

The objectives are to (1) Develop a crop model that accurately predicts salable yield in production farms using existing environmental and compliance data; (2) Utilize the model to optimize future and current farm designs (e.g. environmental control systems); (3) Utilize model to optimize future and current farm production to maximize financial goals and focus R&D resources on key variables or knowledge gaps. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ATTRIBUTES

  • Manage priority projects while working in collaborative team structure
  • Eagerness to learn from our team of supportive, deeply knowledgeable leaders
  • Strong computer and data analysis proficiency 
  • Strong communication skills and ability to adapt across multiple channels of information

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in progress with relevance to business needs  
  • Preference if any experience within agriculture or food industry/environment
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Additional consideration given to those students who have given back to the community through outreach programs, volunteer opportunities, and the like.  If this internship means something special to you, let us know why!  Share in your cover letter what value this opportunity could mean for you.

Statistics show that underrepresented communities don’t apply for a job unless they meet 100% of the qualifications. Don’t worry if you think you can’t check every box on the list; we’ll provide all the on-the-job training you need.

80 Acres Farms is an equal opportunity employer. You’re defined by more than just your job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions, your take on the world, and everything else that makes you unique. We strive to be to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and to do their best work. 

80 Acres Farms participates in E-Verify. As required by law, your employment with the Company is contingent upon you providing legal proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Employment decisions are made without regard to protected characteristics. All candidates will be given the same consideration.