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Animal Agriculture Management Intern 2020

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Animal Agriculture Management Intern 2020

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.


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.

Animal Agriculture Management Internship:

As an Animal Agriculture Intern, you will have exposure to the workflow of animal agriculture operations, and develop knowledge of live production, including animal welfare, food safety, and overall production management. As an Animal Agriculture Intern in our turkey business, you may be exposed to a number of disciplines including, but not limited to, live production, including growing variances, livability, grade, profit and loss analysis, feed production, breeder production, artificial insemination, hatching egg production, commercial production, employee relations, grower relations, fertility and hatchability, animal welfare, food safety and overall production management.


This role involves physical activity in food, feed and/or grain processing environments which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a fairly regular basis – involving bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects of 10-25 pounds. The work may also involve other exertions, conditions or exposures (i.e. heat, cold, grain dust, etc.). There is also a possibility of working various shifts including 2nd and 3rd shift hours.

Internship Programming:

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

+ Internships are paid and are normally 12 weeks in duration.

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

+ Cargill interns attend Intern Forum or Intern Farewell, an event 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 or a second internship the following year.

Potential Job Locations:

+ Arkansas, Virginia, Missouri

+ Farm setting


Required Qualifications:

+ Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited program in an agriculture-related degree (including but not limited to animal science, poultry science, feed science) and graduating between December 2020 and May 2022.

+ Willingness to work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts

+ 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

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

+ 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 summer (May/June - August 2020)

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

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Overall 3.0 GPA preferred

+ Bilingual (Spanish/English)

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


+ Hispanic-Latino Council

+ Cargill Pride Network

+ Veterans & Military Support Network

+ Cargill Women’s Network

+ Asian Alliance Network 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 more than 150 years of experience, Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. 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. 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.



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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.

U.S. Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
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Canada Employment Resources: Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.
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