We Challenge.
We Grow.
We Inspire.

At KLN Family Brands, we know today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce & leaders – and we’re focused on attracting top talent.

The KLN Internship Experience

We believe in creating a space for our interns to grow as they learn firsthand the knowledge & skills they’ll need to be successful in their careers. We challenge them to think outside the box and incorporate fresh & innovative ideas. Hand in hand, we inspire one another.

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“I would recommend this program to other students because it is a great opportunity to gain real-world experience in a desired field. The people at KLN act as great mentors & are of great help to your future career.”

Charlie Rasmussen – KLN Intern (2022 & 2023)

“The biggest thing that I have enjoyed is how immersed I feel in all of my work. It doesn’t ever feel like I’m doing busywork for an intern’s sake… It is not an experience I could get inside of the classroom.”

Grace Kalina – KLN Intern (2022 & 2023)
photo collage of KLN Interns gaining experience in the plants and giving presentations

“This internship has allowed me to expand my horizons as I enter the workforce in the near future. It has provided me with valuable experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, which will be an asset to future employers. KLN takes great care of their employees, and this extends to their interns.”

Colton Kostynick – KLN Intern (2022 & 2023)

“I 100% recommend going to KLN for an internship. They provide you the experience that you need to enter the workforce after graduation.”

Jack Fudge – KLN Intern (2022)

Explore Available Internships

You can join KLN Family Brands for the summer, as a full-time intern from June to August. Opportunities are available at both our Perham and Delano, MN locations.

Engineering, Automation & Operations

Engineering, Automation & Operations

Efficiency, innovation & problem-solving in our world-class manufacturing facilities

Engineering Internship

Work alongside our innovative Operations Team to organize and manage projects related to increasing plant capabilities & efficiencies across all divisions of KLN Family Brands. You’ll identify, troubleshoot, and improve current processes at Kenny’s Candy & Confections, Tuffy’s Pet Foods, and Tuffy’s Treat Company.

Manufacturing Operations Internship

Are you serious about a career in manufacturing? Put your problem-solving, innovative, & analytical skills to use while working closely with our Director of Production, Shift Production Managers, & other operations leaders. Participate in product changeovers, proper safety labeling, general operations, and safety incident reporting to increase KLN Family Brands’ supply chain efficiency.

Manufacturing Automation Internship

Do you enjoy thinking outside the box? You’ll have the opportunity to improve production equipment & improve our automation processes while working closely with our Maintenance Manager, Engineering, & other operations leaders.

Food Science and Safety: photo of a woman working in a clean environment

Food Science & Safety

Work collaboratively to ensure quality and safety are top of mind throughout our facilities

Environmental, Health & Safety Internship

Quality & Safety is one of our Core Beliefs. Assist in maintaining an overall culture of safety that aligns with KLN Family Brands’ objectives and values. Join a team developing, implementing, and managing health and safety policies and procedures in the workplace.

Food Safety Internship

We’re proud of the premium products we make for people and pets. As an intern, you’ll work with the best to help ensure we continue to safely produce quality products. Just a few of the things you’ll be exposed to include GMP audits and inspections.

Formulations Internship

Work with our team of food scientists to develop nutritious pet food blends. You’ll learn new product development processes like USDA guidelines and understand ingredient usage, and formulation setup.

R&D Food Technologist Internship

Do you love candy and confections? We’re looking for a student who is pursuing a degree in Food Science. You’ll work alongside our R&D team to benchtop samples, develop formulations for trials, research new ingredients, review nutritional information, and more! Join our team and participate in the growth of the fastest-growing brands in the candy & confections industry.

Maintenance & Electrical Operations

Maintenance & Electrical Operations

Manage projects & train on procedures while increasing efficiency across our lines

Apprentice Electrician

Work with Production and Maintenance personnel on construction and/or maintenance projects. Assist with and train operators on procedures and equipment related to electrical at divisions of KLN Family Brands. Accumulate time and take steps to acquire an A-Journeymen electrical license.

Manufacturing Maintenance Internship

Participate in fast-paced real-world projects designed to further develop strategic project management, analytical problem solving, & managerial leadership skills. Discover opportunities for increased maintenance line effectiveness to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families.

Warehouse & Logistics Internship

Are you interested in getting things from Point A to Point B? You’ll get hands-on experience as you create orders, observe order picking, and build summary reports suggesting areas of improvement. Work closely with the Director of Production Operations, Warehouse Manager, Traffic Coordinator, and Inventory Control Supervisor to keep the supply chain moving smoothly.

Sales, Marketing, & Business Management

Marketing, Design & Business Management

Strategize, analyze & connect with our companies and brands

Accounting Internship

Gain expertise in crucial strategies for accurately documenting & disclosing financial activities within a manufacturing enterprise.

Sales Analyst Internship

Play a supporting role in implementing strategies to bolster brand sales. You’ll optimize promotional & operational efforts through the analysis and prediction of sales trends and markets.

Talent Management Internship

Are you a team player who values a culture of community? Work alongside a passionate group of doers who strive to continually come up with new ideas to connect with employees and make sure their needs are being met. Bring your creative spark and help us shine a light on sharing the KLN employment brand marketing story. #WeAreKLN

Kenny’s Marketing Internship

Learn how our brand experiences come to life. Unleash your creativity as you assist in advertising & promotional efforts for our brands, Sweet Chaos & Wiley Wallaby – the fastest-growing licorice brand in America!

Tuffy’s Marketing Internship

Spark your creativity! You’ll have the opportunity to understand our customer base & build awareness for our most popular product line, NutriSource® Pet Foods for everyone’s favorite furry friends.

Finley’s Marketing Internship

Passionate about people and pets? Help us elevate both as you assist in advertising & promotional efforts for our Finley’s brand. We’re helping to promote inclusion. Bring your fresh ideas and learn how Finley’s is helping people of all abilities gain confidence and skills to pursue their goals.


Develop Your Passion. Grow Your Potential.