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Grain Origination Sales Intern 2021

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Job ID UNI06030 Date posted 01/13/2021 Location : Gibbon, Nebraska

Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain - North America (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.  CASC NA business reaches across Canada, United States & Mexico with an expansive asset footprint including over 200 grain elevators, export/import facilities, oilseed crush plants, biodiesel facilities, and farm service centers.

This internship will provide students an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a sales, risk management, and grain origination environment.  Students 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.

Internship Programming:

  • Cargill offers both housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to interns who qualify.
  • 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.
  • Attend Intern Forum, an event held at Cargill headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, 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 an internship, co-op or full-time position for the following year.
  • As employees, interns receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.


Your Personal Board of Directors:


We want you to excel at Cargill! We strongly believe that combining your interpersonal skills and curiosity with a top team of professionals just for you will be the winning combination to help you thrive. During the internship, you will have three allocated resources assigned to you: university recruiter, supervisor and mentor. In addition to these individuals, you will also expand your network across our global business as you build your own network of resources to help you in your career.

Professional Networks:

We promote a culture that celebrates differences. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates intellectually diverse employees. Cargill’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and leverage our employees’ unique 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 Locations:
  • Gibbon, Nebraska
  • Office/field setting
  • Travel approximately 50% or less
  • Frequent travel by personal vehicle within assigned region for meetings. You must have a safe driving history; a motor vehicle record history will be reviewed.

Required Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree from an accredited program graduating between December 2021 and May 2023
  • 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
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Access to personal vehicle for use to travel within assigned sales region
  • Able and willing to travel approximately 50% or less, as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate to Gibbon, Nebraska for an internship opportunity
  • Able to complete a 12-week internship in the summer (May/June - August 2021)
  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree with a major in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Management or similar agricultural discipline
  • Overall 3.0 GPA or higher preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with ability to influence decision-making
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.
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