Cargill Cargill Diversity Leadership Summit - Finance Intern Summer 2019 in Wayzata, Minnesota

Cargill Diversity Leadership Summit - Finance Intern Summer 2019

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.


Attachments required in application:

1. Current resume

2. 500 word essay (250 words for each question) answering both questions:

a. What are your expectations from Cargill’s Diversity Leadership Summit?

b. How have you made an impact on diversity within your community?

This internship is for candidates who are interested in attending the Cargill Diversity Leadership Summit Summer 2018. Please apply by 5:00p.m. CST April 13, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

Cargill Diversity Leadership Summit - Minneapolis, MN

Cargill’s Diversity Leadership Summit is a two-day program that focuses on diversity and inclusion, and leadership development. This year's Diversity Leadership Summit will take place on August 14-15, 2018. During the two days, attendees may:

  • Gain invaluable exposure to various Cargill opportunities and careers

  • Interact with Cargill leaders across the company

  • Participate in activities which may include: developmental workshops, panels, and case studies

  • Hear from our Business Resource Groups and learn about the value of diversity and inclusion at Cargill

All attendees will have a guaranteed internship interview and will return to school with the chance of a job offer in hand!

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 12 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.

Finance Internship

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 during the summer or winter term.

  • 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 degree in Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics or a related degree.

  • Must be graduating between December 2019 and May/June 2020 AND be available for full-time employment at that time to be eligible for an internship

  • Overall 3.0 GPA

  • 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 either in the Winter (January - March 2019) or Summer (May/June - August 2019)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

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 (BRG’s) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive, and leverage our employee’s unique talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.

Our U.S. Business Resource Groups include:

  • Cargill Young Professionals Network

  • Cargill Ability Network (iCAN)

  • Cargill Ebony Council

  • GROW

  • Hispanic-Latino Council

  • Cargill Pride Network

  • Veterans & Military Support Network

  • Cargill Women’s Network

Please note: Once your application is submitted and the application process closes, you may be contacted by Cargill for a first-round phone interview if your application meets all the criteria and you are deemed a potential fit for the internship program.

Those that successfully pass a first-round phone interview will be selected to attend the Diversity Leadership Summit. Applicants will be notified as to whether they are selected to attend the program in June 2018. If you are selected to attend, your final interview for a potential internship will take place during the Diversity Leadership Summit.

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With nearly 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 152,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at

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

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Req ID: UNI05457