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About Frito Lay

Frito Lay began its illustrious history in 1932 with two young entrepreneurs. Elmer Doolin of San Antonio, Texas, took his new, then- unknown food snack, Fritos corn chips, to the market and named the company after the product. The Frito Company went on to hold the biggest chip market in the Southwest. At the same time, Herman W. Lay was delivering potato chips in his Model A truck in Nashville, Tenn. He bought the potato chip company in 1938, renamed it H.W. Lay & Company, and eventually dominated the chip market in the Southeast. Frito granted Lay one of the first exclusive deals to manufacture Frito chips in the Southeast in 1945. The rest is delicious history. Despite substantial layoffs in October 2008, Frito Lay continues to develop, greening potato chip production with eco-friendly factories, and creating more low-fat and baked chips for health-conscious consumers.

Interns work in sales, marketing, operations, finance, purchasing, service and distribution. Duties vary by department and placement, but may include assisting sales and marketing staff with promotional materials, crunching numbers in finance, or handling administrative tasks. Interns work closely with assigned mentors and attend a three- day intern conference.


Open to college juniors and seniors, and grad students. International students are accepted. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Frito Lay

Frito Lay, Inc., Staffing Dept.
Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
Dept: Intern
P.O. Box 225458
Dallas, TX 75222-5458


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


Austin, TX
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