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US Foods INTERN - Supply Chain - Warehouse Optimization (VIRTUAL) in Rosemont, Illinois

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The US Foods Summer Internship Program provides a forum for students to apply classroom skills and academic training in a real-world business environment. In addition to being assigned business-impacting projects throughout the summer, students will be matched with a manager who will meet with them on a regular basis to provide direction on assignments as well as deliver performance feedback and a mentor who will be available to offer day-to-day guidance and support.

Embracing the organization’s core values, the US Foods Summer Internship Program Mission is to TEAM UP to build a supportive learning environment where we TALK STRAIGHT about performance development by delivering constructive feedback and positive reinforcement to deliver SECOND TO NONE program experiences to those students who spend their summers with us.

Interns will also get exposure to US Foods executive leadership; have an opportunity to participate in learning and social events with other interns across business functions; and have an opportunity to deliver an end-of-summer presentation to showcase their accomplishments with key business leaders.

US Foods internships are full-time paid positions (40 hours per week from May - August) with the possibility of transitioning to a full-time position post-graduation dependent on availability and overall performance.


Looking for a well-rounded individual possessing excellent personal and technical skills with a strong desire to gain experience in Supply Chain Optimization.


  • Provide day-to-day support to the Warehouse Optimization and Industrial Engineering group

  • Perform intermediate to advanced data collection and analysis using MS Access/Excel

  • Create mathematical models using appropriate techniques (such as heuristics) and leveraging secondary and tertiary data

  • Develop forward-thinking tools to support operations (Microsoft PowerApps, Tableau dashboards, Macro-enabled reports, etc.)

  • Manage technical projects and initiatives to deliver targeted cost savings

  • Cross-functional collaboration with other departments (Operations, Safety, Quality, Transportation, IT, etc.)

  • Map out processes and conduct root-cause analyses by applying Lean Six Sigma methodologies

  • Formally present recommendations and findings to senior management


  • Currently pursuing a 4-year degree at an accredited institution, preferably with completed coursework related to Supply Chain Management, Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science. Industrial Engineering student is highly preferred.

  • Typically, students currently between their Junior and Senior years or between their 1st and 2nd years of graduate school will be considered for internships

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Solid foundation in Mathematics and Statistics

  • Data mining; Visual Basic/SQL programming

  • Good verbal and writing skills

  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently with little supervision


  • Software: AutoCAD, Visio, Tableau, Minitab

  • Programming: VBA, SQL, PowerApps/Power BI, Python, R

  • Continuous Improvement/Lean Six Sigma coursework

  • Exposure to Work Measurement (Engineered Labor Standards)

  • Previous internship in distribution setting (warehouse and/or transportation)

Please note: We are unable to provide internships to students that require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status).

EOE* Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*


We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.

US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

US Foods may collect personal information from you in connection with the application process. US Foods complies with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, and its policy may be found here ( .

US Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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