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Accounting & Finance Intern Summer 2022

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Job ID 140423 Date posted 08/02/2021 Location : Wichita, Kansas | Wayzata, Minnesota | Hopkins, 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!

Accounting & Finance Internship:

The Accounting & Finance Internship program will provide interns with a valuable experience across our Finance job family with placement within one of our various Accounting, Finance or Risk Management teams. These teams may include BOSC Plant Finance, Financial Controllers, Planning & Reporting or our Risk Management Group.

As an Accounting & Finance Intern, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Actively lead process and efficiency analysis and give insightful recommendations to the team for improving business performance and operational efficiencies.
  • Broaden your perspective on career development, gain problem-solving insights, and improve your ability to navigate the organizational culture.
  • Develop your network by engaging with employees and interns from across our many businesses and functions.
  • Participate in team-building and philanthropic events throughout your internship.
  • 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.

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.
  • Interns who demonstrate outstanding 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 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.

Job Locations:

  • Requires candidates to 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; Hopkins, MN; Wichita, KS; or be based out of one of our many plant facilities. A specific location will be shared at time of offer.

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, Cargill Ebony Council, Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming, Cargill Hispanic-Latino Council, Cargill Pride Network, Veterans & Military Support Network and Cargill Women’s Network.


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics or a related degree.
  • Graduating between December 2022 and June 2023 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 2022).
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher based off a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • Significant quantitative and analytical capability.
  • 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).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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