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Corporate Strategy Associate Intern 2021

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Job ID UNI05937 Date posted 08/19/2020 Location : Wayzata, Minnesota
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Internships at Cargill:
Imagine 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 integral part of the team. Internships are approximately 10 weeks long, and we pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse internship programs in the industry. During the internship, you will tackle 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 build 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.

Corporate Strategy Associate Internship: 
The Corporate Strategy Associate Intern works closely with Cargill’s Executive Team and other senior business leaders to develop high-impact corporate, business, and function strategies. Working within Cargill's Corporate Strategy group provides an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact within our company and the broader Food & Agriculture industry! You will work in partnership with Cargill’s leadership to develop winning strategies that drive sustained, profitable growth in an increasingly dynamic and global Food & Agriculture environment. You will think about how to manage the risks and capture the opportunities presented by the biggest global issues facing the world today – from food security, resource scarcity, and climate change to global trade flows and new technologies. Specific work may include evaluating market entry opportunities, developing new business models, or defining our long-term corporate strategy. 
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Written and verbal communications, including storyline development and executive presentation preparation 
  • Planning and structuring work in support of team leaders and overall project management 
  • Problem solving, including developing and testing hypotheses, qualitative and quantitative data gathering and analysis driving to feasible solutions 
  • Collaboration with business partners to gather information, create buy-in for recommendations, etc. 
  • Help manage the Corporate Strategy department through recruiting, training, coaching, and other teambuilding activities 
  • Bring an objective and external lens to Cargill

  • Pursuing an MBA or relevant Master’s degree with anticipated graduation date in Spring/Summer 2022 or December 2021. 
  • 2-4 years of relevant work experience in consulting, strategy, food/agriculture, or other applicable roles   
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities with strong business acumen, especially complex, ambiguous problems requiring integrated application of skills (e.g., finance, marketing, strategy, operations) 
  • Demonstrated team and project leadership skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • High sense of accountability, strong will to succeed, and demonstrated desire to learn 
  • Ability to travel, potentially up to 20% (depending on project needs and COVID-19 related travel restrictions) 
  • International business experience 
  • Bilingual, especially Spanish or Portuguese 
  • Ability to navigate complex organizations 
  • Ability to operate with stakeholders across all levels of an organization 
  • Exposure to, or demonstrated affinity for, Food & Ag or related industries 
  • Degree concentration in strategy or finance 

Internship Programming: 
  • Internships are paid and are 10 weeks in duration.
  • Day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern.
  • Interns who demonstrate exceptional performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered an internship 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. 

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:
  • Wayzata, MN

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. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.
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