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Process Modeling Intern 2022

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Job ID 151791 Date posted 09/14/2021 Location : Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota | Wayzata, Minnesota | Plymouth, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 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.


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!

Process Modeling R&D Internship:

Engineering and Data Sciences is one of Cargill's corporate research groups based in Minneapolis, MN, with satellite offices around the world. This is a fast-paced, growing area within Cargill, and impacts the full range of Cargill's operations—from processing grain and oilseeds to piloting novel food ingredients to optimizing our supply chains. Our scope includes projects from conception through process definition and plant start up to optimization of operating facilities for Cargill.  We have a diverse range of talents in the modeling and simulation space with expertise in advanced control, process simulation, linear programming, computational fluid dynamics, statistics, numerical methods, and more.

The Engineering and Data Sciences team at Cargill will provide the opportunity to apply knowledge in an industrial setting to students with a graduate engineering background. The internship program is designed to provide students with appropriate projects that bring value to our businesses. 

We are looking for additional highly-skilled engineers who are enthusiastic about tackling non-traditional simulation, process control and data analysis projects. 

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 Engineering and Data Science team. Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain immediate hands-on work experience in one of the world’s largest agribusiness companies.
  • Receive periodic and candid feedback on job performance.

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:

Minneapolis, MN

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a M.S. or Ph.D in Chemical Engineering or related field, expecting to graduate between December 2022 and December 2023
  • Geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an internship opportunity in Minneapolis, MN
  • Ability to complete a 12-week internship in the summer (May/June - August 2022)
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team and communicate with both technical and non-technical people
  • First principles-based chemical process modeling experience (whole-process or detailed unit operation)
  • Demonstrated facility with applied computing (e.g., Chemical Engineering simulation packages or programming languages such as Fortran, Matlab, Python, Visual Basic or C/C++)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • GPA of 3.0 or above out of a 4.0 scale 
  • Going into final year of graduate program 
  • Previous experience/education with conceptual design and/or optimization of chemical manufacturing processes
  • Project experience based on Process Simulation, Process Control, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Kinetic Modeling, Optimization or Applied Statistics
  • Broad understanding of process equipment and component physical properties

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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