Cargill Finance Winter/Summer Intern 2018 in Wayzata, Minnesota

Finance Winter/Summer Intern 2018

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


The internship program will provide you with valuable experience within a Cargill business (such as Animal Nutrition, Food Ingredients and Bio-Industrial or Protein and Salt) or a Cargill Center of Expertise (such as Risk Management or Corporate Financial Reporting). As a Finance intern, you will be responsible for providing key information to leadership on business findings and performance of the financial statements to support expense control, accurate reporting and operative investment management in order to drive actionable responses.

  • Actively lead process and efficiency analysis, and give insightful recommendations to the team for improving business performance and operational efficiencies.

  • Maintain accountability for financial statement integrity, and will have ownership over core projects or processes. These could include: reconciliations, P&L reports, tax schedules, journal entries, inventory valuations or proposals for process improvements.

  • Broaden your perspective on career development, gain problem-solving insights, and enhance your ability to navigate the organizational culture with the aid of an assigned mentor. Your mentor will be with you throughout your three years in the rotational program.

  • Develop your network by engaging with employees and interns from across Cargill’s 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

  • Cargill offers both housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to interns who qualify (based on mileage).

  • Internships are paid and are at least 12 weeks in duration.

  • Day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern.

  • Summer interns attend Intern Forum, an event held at Cargill headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, designed to give exposure to leadership and cross-functional interns from across the U.S.

  • Interns who demonstrate exceptional performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered a full-time position for the following year.

Your Personal Board of Directors:

We want you to excel at Cargill! We strongly believe that combining your interpersonal skills and curiosity with a top team of professionals just for you will be the winning combination to help you thrive. During the internship, you will have three allocated resources assigned to you: University Recruiter, Supervisor and Mentor. In addition to these individuals, you will also expand your network across our global business as you build your own community of resources to help you in your career.

Job Locations:

  • All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an internship opportunity anywhere in the U.S. Interns are typically based out of Minneapolis, MN or Wichita, KS. However, some interns may be placed at Cargill plant or office locations across the United States;

  • Plant or office setting; must be open to interning in either type of setting

  • Travel approximately 10% or less


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelors or Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics or a related degree.

  • Must be graduating between December 2018 and June 2019 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.

  • All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an internship opportunity anywhere in the U.S.

  • Able to complete a 12-week internship in the winter (January-March 2018) or summer (May/June - August 2018).

  • Intermediate level proficiency using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Strong financial acumen.

  • Significant quantitative and analytical capability.

  • Learning agility and desire for experience across the diverse domains of finance.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance and ambiguity

  • Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually.

  • Strong communication skills – written and oral.

  • Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Experience working for a multi-national company.

  • Fluency in a second language.

  • Demonstrated self-starter, entrepreneurial and innovative.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Experience with budgeting, investment analysis, economic profit concepts and 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.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Other Locations United States

Req ID: UNI05238