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Biotechnology R&D Intern 2022

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Job ID 151983 Date posted 10/21/2021 Location : Elk River, Minnesota | Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota | Wayzata, Minnesota | Hopkins, Minnesota | Plymouth, Minnesota

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Internships at Cargill:

Envision 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 important 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. As an intern, you will encounter 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 form 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!

Biotechnology R&D Internship:

The Core Research and Development (Core R&D) group at Cargill will provide an internship opportunity for a student with a career interest in Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, or Fermentation. This internship will provide the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a business environment. Projects will be determined based on individual qualifications.

Principal Accountabilities:

You will be assigned to one or two core projects that will be substantive in nature.  You will be the primary technical contributor for work on the project, with leadership support from the Core R&D team. Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain immediate hands on work experience in one of the world’s largest agribusiness companies
  • Participate in orientation, networking, mentoring relationships and other opportunities targeted towards personal and professional development
  • Receive periodic and candid feedback on job performance

Environment:

Internships are typically 12 weeks in duration. Summer is preferred for candidate and Cargill because there are a large number of interns and intern activities.  However, other periods are possible.

Internship Programming:

  • Housing assistance and relocation reimbursement are available to interns who qualify.
  • Internships are paid and are typically 12 weeks in duration.
  • Day-to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern.
  • As employees, interns receive access to volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off for volunteer activities.
  • Throughout the internship, interns and co-ops are encouraged 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 across the U.S.

Professional Networks:

We promote 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 maximize our employees’ outstanding talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.

Our U.S. Business Resource Groups Include:

  • Asian Alliance Network
  • Cargill Young Professionals Network
  • Cargill Ability Network (iCAN)
  • Cargill Ebony Council
  • Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW)
  • Hispanic-Latino Council
  • Cargill Pride Network
  • Veterans & Military Support Network
  • Cargill Women’s Network

Job Location:

Plymouth, MN

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. in biotechnology, life science, engineering or related field, graduating between December 2022 and May 2024.
  • All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate to the Minneapolis, MN area for this internship opportunity
  • Able to complete a 12-week internship preferably in the summer (May/June - August 2022) or during the Fall Semester (August/September – December 2022)
  • Practical experience in a research lab setting (e.g. experience with bioinformatics, genomics/proteomics/metabolomics, biochemical engineering, fermentation, microbiology and /or molecular biology techniques)
  • Basic technical skills beyond course work in omics, fermentation, microbiology and/or molecular biology
  • Proven ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a large workload with multiple priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Overall GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability of collaboration, communication, motivation, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork and successful completion of work.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making.
  • Strong leadership and technical skills.

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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