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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.
Accounting and Finance Internship – Risk Track:
As part of the broader Accounting and Finance Internship program, interns in the risk track will get placed on one of our Trade Product Control or Risk Management Group teams. During the internship program interns will gain exposure to commodity markets, and have the opportunity learn about market risk and approaches used to measure and monitor it. Interns will also contribute to standardization and optimization of processes and new solutions to enhance automation and implement continuous improvement opportunities.
As an Accounting and Finance – Risk Track Intern, you may have the opportunity to:
- Assess and communicate information regarding business risks with functions across the organization.
- Participate in developing and implementing controls and cost-effective approaches to minimize the organization's risks, adhering to guidelines set by compliance operations.
- Contribute to estimating the potential financial consequences of an occurring loss.
- Daily, weekly, or monthly tasks may include daily risk reporting, scenario analysis, limit management/extensions, and/or process improvements, applying risk management best practices where applicable.
- Complete commodity and foreign exchange position reporting and reconciliation in collaboration with key stakeholders, and ensure any significant differences are resolved and communicated appropriately.
- Monitor commodity and foreign exchange exposure and complete all financial reporting within deadlines and compare against limits, escalate breaches of limits and get resolution of breach in collaboration with business stakeholders.
- Manage reports and reconcile trading profit and loss by line of impact with key stakeholders.
- Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
- Complete projects throughout the summer and report-out on your accomplishments through a final internship capstone presentation to business leaders, supervisors, and colleagues at the end of your internship.
- 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.
- Internships are typically 12 weeks in duration and 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.
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
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.
- Candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an internship opportunity anywhere in the U.S.
- Interns may work out of our corporate office in Wayzata, MN or Wichita, KS. A specific location will be shared at time of offer.
- Currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics or a related degree.
- Graduating between December 2023 and June 2024, and be available for full-time employment upon graduation.
- 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.
- Geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an internship opportunity anywhere in the U.S.
- Able to complete a 12-week internship in the summer (May/June - August 2023).
- Intermediate level proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to work effectively with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures.
- Possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance.
- Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher based off a 4.0 scale.
- Demonstrated leadership skills.
- Strong financial acumen.
- Significant quantitative and analytical capability.
- Programming experience, preferably Python.
- Proficiency in a second language.
- Experience with budgeting, investment analysis, economic profit concepts and/or strategic planning concepts.
- Exposure to financial modeling, scenario planning, and reporting.
- Experience with SAP.
- Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. – Microsoft Power BI, Tableau).
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.