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Grain Sales Intern - Summer 2023 (On-Site)

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Job ID 222732 Date posted 07/29/2022 Location : Gibson City, Illinois | Olathe, Kansas | Sidney, Ohio | Pipestone, Minnesota | Sikeston, Missouri

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.

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 address tomorrow's global issues. And, truthfully, our future relies on you. Your innovative minds, your intentional collaboration, and your 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! 

Grain Origination Sales Internship:

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 contend 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. 

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.  
  • Travel approximately 50% or less 
  • 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 will 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 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 reflects 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:

  • Various U.S. Locations – including, but may not be limited to: Gibson City, IL; Jacksonville, IL; Lafayette, IN; Morris, IL; Olathe, KS; Pipestone, MN; Salina, KS; Sidney, OH; and Sikeston, MO 
  • Office and 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:

  • 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 
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program (all majors considered) between December 2023 and August 2025  
  • Valid driver’s license in the United States  
  • Willing and able to travel approximately 50% as needed  
  • Willing and able to relocate  
  • Ability to complete a 12-week internship in the summer (May/June – August 2023)  
  • Ability to work efficiently with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures  
  • Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually  
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree from an accredited program with a major in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture Management or similar agricultural subject area  
  • Current access or can obtain access to personal vehicle for use of travel within assigned sales region for duration of internship  
  • Overall 3.0 GPA or higher based off of a 4.0 scale  
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions independently  
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with ability to influence decision-making  
  • Leadership skills and experience 

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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