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Intern Operations Planning (Summer 2023)

Posted Date:  Mar 6, 2023
Requisition Number:  117607

Location: Stuarts Draft, Virginia

Duration: Summer 2023


The Hershey Company manufactures the products you've known all your life. We're also among the top company brands in the world and the #1 producer of chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products in North America. The Stuarts Draft Plant in Virginia is the largest Manufacturing Facility for Reese’s Cups and Reese’s Seasonal Shapes, among other confectionery products.


The Operations Planning Internship is a full-time summer opportunity to gain an understanding of Supply Chain Management from ingredient and material souring through finished product distribution. The Intern will hold the following responsibilities during their time at the plant.



  • Work with vendors to confirm delivery appointments for ingredients and packaging materials.
  • Assist in managing an accurate inventory for ingredients and packaging materials.
  • Learn how to develop and communicate detailed production schedules.
  • Provide input and analysis to assist in optimizing long-term planning strategies for operations.
  • Support the Operations Planning team with detailed analytics regarding inventories and ordering processes.
  • Analyze volume and performance reporting and identify trends and opportunity areas.
  • Other duties as assigned. 



  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree as a sophomore or above status
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA preferred
  • Majoring in Supply Chain Management, Mathematics or Business preferred
  • Superior strategic thinking and planning
  • Outstanding analytical abilities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, etc.
  • Ability to nurture and contribute to innovation and creative solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communicator to wide breadth of audiences including senior management

Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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