Internships at Cargill:
Imagine an internship where you get the chance to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a real-life environment and then multiply that tenfold. From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. Internships are 12 weeks long, and we pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse internship programs in the industry. During the internship, you will tackle real challenges, cultivate your curiosity, have client exposure, enjoy both personal and team accomplishments and have your initiative acknowledged along the way. You will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. We look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce.
As a sales intern you will be exposed to many facets of business operations and will have access to hands-on experience, real time feedback and mentorship from top industry leaders. During the internship, you will be given a project (or multiple projects) relevant to the success of the business, and there will be the opportunity to share your project work with your business at the end of your term.
There are five internship roles available within the sales function:
Grain Sales Intern
As a Grain Sales Intern with Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain - North America (CASC NA) you will have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a sales, risk management, and grain origination environment. You will gain hands-on experience working on business projects within our sales and origination function, working with grain producers over the phone and on the farm. Responsibilities may include assisting Farm Marketers, Origination Specialists, and other personnel in identifying and developing customer solutions and services as well as regional grain origination objectives. CASC NA connects agricultural producers to food, feed and industrial customers through a seamless supply chain. We help our customers compete in the global market and efficiently deliver products from origins to destinations through our marketing, sourcing, originating, storing, trading, consulting and processing of grain, oilseeds and crop inputs products and solutions
Grain Sales Intern positions are based in various locations throughout the Midwest.
Protein Sales Intern
As a Protein Sales Intern, you will gain a basic understanding of the flow of Cargill Protein's commercial activity with customers, as well as the organization of our sales function and how it integrates with the business teams within Cargill Protein. You will also have the opportunity to work with the Retail, Trade, and Protein Ingredient Sales teams at Cargill Protein on projects related to our customers and our various product lines. In addition to being exposed to many facets of business operations and will have access to feedback and mentorship from the executive team. You will be given a project pertinent to the success of the business, and there will be a report-out opportunity at the end of the summer session.
Protein Sales Intern positions are based in various locations throughout the U.S.
Food & Beverage (FIBI) Sales Intern
As a Sales Intern for Cargill Food Ingredient & Bio-Industrial (FIBI), you have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on business projects within the FIBI sales and sales operation team. With exposure to the various product lines of our Food Ingredients Enterprise you'll gain unique knowledge and insight across all of our ingredients businesses to include; cocoa and chocolate, global edible oils, starches, sweeteners, stabilizers and other functional food systems. You will work with our customers, providing unique insights and resources helping them thrive through better understanding ingredient trends, consumer trends and food manufacturing.
FIBI Sales Intern positions are based out of Wayzata, MN - Cargill's Global Headquarters.
Salt Sales Intern
As a Sales Intern with Cargill Salt, you have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on business projects within the Salt sales and sales operation team. Cargill Salt services a variety of customers ranging from home improvement, hardware, grocery, and convenience store retailers, to food makers/processors, water conditioning dealers, and foodservice and general wholesale distribution. Typical skills and experience developed include value based selling, negotiations, relationship building, time/account/territory management skills, etc.
Salt Sales Intern positions are based out of Cargill's Hopkins, MN office.
Retail Sales Intern
Retail Sales Interns will work closely with a group of managers including Segment Leaders, Business Development Managers & Key Account Managers, and be responsible for interacting with clients and prospective customers, helping them understand how Cargill Feed and Nutrition can provide solutions for them and improve their profitability. You will be matched with a Manager depending on your interest, project and the need for the business. Your internship can lead to full time opportunities within the Retail Sales organization. Relocation can accelerate your career by helping you gain greater insight of our business in different geographic areas and increase your opportunities for managerial positions.
Retail Sales Intern positions are based in various locations throughout the U.S.
• Cargill offers both housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to interns who qualify (based on mileage).
• Internships are paid and are at least 12 weeks in duration.
• Day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern.
• Cargill interns attend Intern Forum, an event designed to give exposure to leadership and cross-functional interns from across the U.S.
• Interns who demonstrate exceptional performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered a full-time position for the following year.
• Various U.S. locations - must be open to relocation.
• Field or office setting, must be open to interning in either type of setting.
• This role may involve travel between Cargill office locations and customer locations.
• Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in agriculture, business, communications, marketing, or related degrees graduating between December 2020 and May 2021.
• Candidates must possess a valid Driver's License.
• Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an internship opportunity anywhere in the U.S.
• Able to complete a 12-week internship in the summer (May/June - August 2020).
• Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance.
• Overall 3.0 GPA preferred.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish).
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with ability to influence decision-making.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
• Currently pursuing a degree in Agriculture Business, Ag Econ, Ag Management or similar agricultural discipline.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status. Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.