Cargill Finance Winter/Summer Intern 2019 in Wichita, Kansas

Finance Winter/Summer Intern 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 155,000 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 across the Finance job family with placement in an area such as, but not limited to: Financial Planning & Analysis, Management Information & Decision Support, Financial Risk Management, Management Reporting, Corporate Accounting & Finance, and more. 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.

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

  • Must be graduating between December 2019 and June 2020 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 2019) or summer (May/June - August 2019)

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

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

  • 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

  • Strong financial acumen

  • Significant quantitative and analytical capability

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

  • 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

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Other Locations US-KS-Wichita

Req ID: UNI05521