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Cargill Protein Sales Intern 2022 in Wichita, Kansas

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

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!

Protein Sales Internship:

You will have the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the flow of our commercial activity with customers, as well as the organization of our sales function and how it integrates with the business teams within Cargill Protein. You will also work with the Retail, Trade, and Protein Ingredient Sales teams on projects related to our customers and our various product lines. In addition to being exposed to many facets of business operations, you will also have access to feedback and mentorship from the executive team. You'll be given a project pertinent to the success of the business, and there will be a report-out opportunity at the end of the summer session.

Potential Business Areas:

  • Cargill Trade Sales (Including Beef and Food Distribution)

  • Cargill Retail Sales

  • Cargill Protein Ingredient Sales

  • Cargill Foodservice Sales

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Learn different aspects of the sales cycle and techniques used in direct sales

  • Set and achieve targeted goals and objectives for your sales internship experience

  • Handle and execute multiple short-term project/work assignments throughout the internship experience

  • Proactively connect to learn about our product line and customer portfolio

  • Find opportunities for improvement through project work and sales exposure

  • Participate in assigned learning and development opportunities

  • Establish and engage in networking and learning opportunities

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, co-op 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.

Your Personal Board of Directors:

We want you to excel! We strongly believe that combining your interpersonal skills and curiosity with a top team of professionals will be the combination for you to thrive. During the internship, you will have three 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 network of resources to help you in your career.

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 (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:

  • Various U.S. locations

  • Office setting, with the opportunity to learn in a plant environment throughout your experience

  • You will primarily work in an office environment, sometimes with customers, as you fulfill the responsibilities of your project work

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in Agriculture, Business, Communications, Marketing, or related degrees graduating between December 2022 and May 2023

  • Right to work in the United States that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer

  • Proven ability to work optimally with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures

  • All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an internship opportunity anywhere in the United States

  • Able to complete a 12-week internship in the summer (May/June - August 2022)

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in both English and Spanish

  • Overall 3.0 GPA or higher based off of 4.0 scale

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.