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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.
Agronomy Research Internship:
As an Agronomy Research Intern, you will work with the Research Agronomist and Integrated Pest Management Lead to manage and maintain field trials and greenhouse projects for various crops. The research trials that you manage will be used in the evaluation of specialty crops with commercial potential. We are looking for highly ambitious, innovative, have desire for continuous learning and are able to quickly adapt to a rapidly evolving and highly motivated research team environment.
You will assist in successful research trial management, which includes seeding, transplanting, spraying, irrigation support, data collection, and harvest. You will operate and perform some maintenance on small plot equipment including transplanters, seeders, and swathers. Scouting of fields and greenhouses for pests and diseases, then learning correct action plans for management of crop. Assist with sprays in greenhouse and putting out beneficial insects. You will work with an interdisciplinary team including other research and support teams to organize resources effectively and to meet all business objectives.
- 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.
- Internships are typically 12 weeks in duration
- Interns are paid hourly for time worked.
- Interns are responsible for transportation to and from work.
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
The expected hourly rate for this position is $24.00 per hour. Compensation decisions are dependent on graduation date and eligibility for full-time employment.
Your development is our priority. With our outstanding global network, you will establish relationships, acquire mentors, and build your professional contacts. Our program encourages and orchestrates 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.
- Fort Collins, CO and surrounding areas
- Farm setting
- 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
- Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in an Agriculture-related field graduating between December 2024 and May 2025
- Able to complete a 12 weeks internship in the summer (May - August 2024)
- All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an internship opportunity in Fort Collins, CO.
- A valid US driver’s license and clean driving record
- Able to work outside and in greenhouse in various weather conditions
- 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
- Experience in Agriculture (field and greenhouse setting)
- Overall 3.0 GPA or higher preferred
- Mechanical aptitude with the ability to operate machinery
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.