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Crop Inputs Retail Summer Intern

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Job ID 273338 Date posted 08/15/2023 Location : Camrose, Canada | Elva, Canada | Morris, Canada | Oakner, Canada | Winkler, Canada

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Position Application:

Candidates must complete Cargill’s online application prior to interviewing. Below you will find a link to complete the application for this position. To be considered for employment you must apply online and complete the entire application process, along with an e-signature. 

Please note, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please submit your application as soon as possible, so it may be reviewed to be considered for the position.

Your Internship:

Gain real experience. Learn from the best. See how your work matters. 

Our internships are designed to prepare you for your career journey, not a final destination. When you join our team, you are welcomed into a community committed to providing you with a safe environment to learn, grow and cultivate your skills. With our expansive learning resources, our well-respected leaders, and our carefully curated development courses, you will be equipped to confidently solve tomorrow's global issues. And, truthfully, our future relies on you. Your innovative minds, your intentional collaboration, and your sincere desire to nourish the world. Your work may be local, but at Cargill, your impact will be global. Join our community to cultivate your curiosity, develop meaningful relationships and propel your career. 

Crop Inputs Retail Summer Internship:

As an intern you will gain exposure in retail sales, agronomy, operations and grain. This internship is an excellent point of entry for development into other career opportunities.   

Agronomy - Learn to identify weeds, crop diseases, stage growth, plant populations, insect problems, nutrient deficiencies, and soil problems. Interns will work with location Agronomy and Sales team to plan and execute customer events. Assistance with setting up customer demonstration trials will also be a responsibility. An Agronomist will be working with you to provide training as needed and meet weekly with other location team members to discuss issues and findings.  

Operations/Grain - Learn about the operations of a grain elevator, this will include loading and unloading rail cars, moving grain, maintenance, and general day to day duties.  

Retail Sales – Assist with crop input retail activities such as receiving and shipping crop input merchandise, become familiar with fertilizers and pesticide product and services we provide our customers. Interns will be trained on the various chemicals and fertilizers we sell to provide recommendations and solutions to meet our customers needs.  

A vehicle, cell phone and other required technology will be provided as required.  

Our Programming:

  • With comprehensive learning resources at your disposal, you can take your learning in any direction.  
  • As employees, interns receive access to volunteer and community outreach opportunities.  
  • Throughout the internship, interns and co-ops are invited to participate in events that will give exposure to leadership, provide development opportunities, and offer the ability to network with cross-functional interns/co-ops.  

Internship Details:

  • Internships are paid and are at least 16 weeks in duration.   
  • Interns are paid hourly for time worked.  
  • Housing assistance and relocation reimbursement is offered to those who qualify (based on mileage).   
  • Interns are responsible for transportation to and from work.  
  • Interns who demonstrate outstanding performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered an internship, co-op or full-time position to return the following year.  

Our Benefits:

No matter who you are or where you are, we have resources to meet your needs. As an intern, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to support you and help you thrive. Eligible programs and incentives include:    

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing program  
  • Digital Learning Library  
  • Housing assistance and relocation reimbursement is offered to those who qualify (based on mileage).   

Our Network:

Your development is our priority. With our outstanding global network, you will establish relationships, acquire mentors, and build your professional contacts. Our program encourages and orchestrates networking opportunities that will benefit you now and in your future career. During the internship, you will also receive consistent support from university recruiting staff, mentors, colleagues, and your supervisor. 

Our Vibrant Community: 

At Cargill, you will be a part of our vibrant global community with a culture that celebrates diversity. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates an intellectually diverse set of employees. Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and enhance our employees’ outstanding talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees. 

Job Locations:

As positions are filled not all locations will remain available. Below are the positions being filled for summer 2024  

  • Alberta: Beiseker, Fairview, Camrose, Vermilion , Manning 
  • Manitoba: Elva, Morris, Oakner, Nesbitt, Winkler 

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or Diploma from an accredited program graduating between December 2024 and August 2026 
  • Able to complete a 16-week internship May - August 2024  
  • Possess a valid Canadian drivers licence in good standing authorizing you to drive independently during your employment
  • Ability to work in environmental conditions where there is a potential exposure to sun, wind, rain, pollen, dust, and insects  
  • Ability to work with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds.  
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills and comfortable working independently  
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Agricultural Business, Agronomy, Plant Science or Soils Science  
  • Previous agriculture experience, sales experience and/or scouting experience  
  • Geographically flexible and willing to relocate  

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

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