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Cargill Salt Sales Account Management Intern - Summer 2023 in Hopkins, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Your Internship:

Gain real experience. Learn from the best. See how your work matters.

Our internships are designed to prepare you for your career journey, not a final destination. When you join our team, you are welcomed into a community committed to providing you with a safe environment to learn, grow and cultivate your skills. With our expansive learning resources, our well-respected leaders, and our carefully curated development courses, you will be equipped to confidently solve tomorrow's global issues. And, truthfully, our future relies on you. Your innovative minds, your intentional collaboration, and your sincere desire to nourish the world. Your work may be local, but at Cargill, your impact will be global. Join our community to cultivate your curiosity, develop meaningful relationships and propel your career!

Salt Sales Account Management Internship:

The Sales Account Management Internship is an excellent opportunity for those with an interest in Sales and will provide great learning experiences to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a business environment. The internship is crafted to provide exposure to our business units and opportunities to provide solutions to customers.

This internship is responsible for a significant project that is assigned at the beginning of the work term. The project will be substantive in nature and will build exposure to a variety of work. The internship will provide hands on experience and exposure to the selling process inclusive of working directly with the CRM tool and the sales team.

The Salt Business:

Our Salt business produces, packages and ships salt for a wide range of market segments:

  • Agricultural

  • Food

  • Water conditioning

  • Industrial

  • Chemical and packaged ice control

We operate more than 20 manufacturing, processing and warehousing locations that make salt using three major production methods:

  • Mechanical evaporation at facilities in the U.S. in California, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New York and Ohio.

  • Solar evaporation and harvesting from ponds in California, Oklahoma, Utah, Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles.

  • Rock salt mining from underground mines in New York and Ohio.

Our Salt business serves various customers including: home improvement, hardware, grocery, and convenience store retailers, food makers/processors, water conditioning dealers, foodservice and general wholesale distribution. We make more than 1,000 different salt products and package sizes. In addition, we market national and regional brands, including Diamond Crystal branded household consumer food and water softener salt products, Champions Choice branded agricultural products for animal feeding, as well as Cargill and Alberger branded specialty salt products for food manufacturing customers.

Your Work:

  • Gain immediate hands-on work experience in one of the world's largest privately held companies

  • Participate in orientation, mentoring relationships and other opportunities targeted toward development

  • Network with employees at various levels and in multiple functions within the organization

  • 2-3 trips with sales team to meet with customers and/or visit our facilities

  • Work on various projects that contribute to the business and sales team

  • Shadow other salespeople to learn about day-to-day sales activities

  • Receive regular feedback on job performance

  • Volunteer on community service projects across the Minneapolis/St. Paul communities

  • Present a final presentation to the Salt leadership team on project outcomes, takeaways and final feedback of the internship activities and experience

Our Programming:

  • With comprehensive learning resources at your disposal, you can take your learning in any direction.

  • 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 invited 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.

Internship Details:

  • Internships are typically 12 weeks in duration.

  • Interns are paid hourly for time worked.

  • Interns are responsible for transportation to and from work.

  • Interns may have the opportunity to travel up to 20% during their term.

  • Interns who demonstrate outstanding performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered an internship, co-op or full-time position to return the following year.

Our Benefits:

No matter who you are or where you are, we have resources to meet your needs. As an intern, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to support you and help you thrive . Eligible programs and incentives include:

  • Paid time off

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing program

  • Digital Learning Library

  • Housing and Relocation Assistance for those that qualify

Our Network:

Your development is our priority. With our outstanding global network, you will establish relationships, acquire mentors, and build your professional contacts. Our program encourages networking opportunities that will benefit you now and in your future career. During the internship, you will also receive consistent support from university recruiting staff, mentors, colleagues, and your supervisor.

Our Vibrant Community:

At Cargill, you will be a part of our vibrant global community with 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 enhance 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, and Cargill Women’s Network.

Job Locations:

  • Hopkins, MN

  • Office Setting

  • Travel approximately 20% or less

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate program (all majors considered), graduating between December 2023 – December 2024

  • 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

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

  • Candidates must be willing to relocate to the Minneapolis area for the internship

  • Able to complete a 12-week internship in the summer (May/June - August 2023)

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Overall 3.0 GPA or higher based off of a 4.0 scale

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in general Business, Economics or Marketing

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

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.