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Cotton Farm Relationship Manager Intern 2023

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Job ID 239869 Date posted 09/19/2022 Location : Memphis, Tennessee

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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! 

Cotton Farm Relationship Management Internship

As an Intern for Cargill Cotton, you will gain hands-on experience working on business projects within the Cotton Sales Team. 

Cargill Cotton is very proud to be one of the world’s largest and oldest cotton businesses. We serve growers, ginners, buyers and textile mills worldwide through our network of buying, selling and shipping offices and our cotton gins and warehouses. 

  • Gain immediate hands-on work experience in one of the world's largest privately-held companies 
  • Assist in growing a new and dynamic business function at Cargill   
  • Network with employees at a variety of levels, functions, and businesses within our organization 
  • Receive regular feedback on job performance 
  • Present a final presentation to respective leadership teams on project outcomes, takeaways and final feedback of the internship activities and experience 

Your Work

  • 25% - Sales support and Inbound/Outbound prospecting 
  • 50% - Project Management, specific assignments 
  • 25% - Sales Training, shadowing, and capability building 

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 and paid time off for volunteer activities. 
  • 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 across the U.S. 

Internship Details

  • Internships are typically 12 weeks in duration. 
  • Interns are paid hourly for time worked. 
  • 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:   

  • Paid time off 
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing program 
  • Digital Learning Library 
  • Housing and Relocation Assistance for those that qualify  

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. 

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, and Cargill Women’s Network. 

Job Locations

  • Memphis, TN 
  • Corporate Office Setting 

Required 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 
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited program (all majors considered), graduating between December 2023 and May 2024  
  • Candidates must be willing to relocate for an internship opportunity to the Memphis, TN area 
  • Able to complete a 12-week internship in the summer (May/June - August 2023) 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in general Business, Agriculture, Sales or Marketing 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with ability to influence decision-making 
  • Strong analytical skills, focus and attention to detail 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment 
  • Effective problem-solving skills and ability to manage through ambiguous situations  

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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