Cargill Accepting Applications for Summer 2018 Dairy Research Internships

Cargill Animal Nutrition provides customized animal productivity solutions to commercial producers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. 
Cargill 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. 
  • Coordinating research trials and collecting data on the health and growth of young calves
  • Working closely with the Nurture Research Center staff and assist with the execution of calf research protocols
  • Collecting samples and data from young dairy calves, including (but not limited to) blood, urine, feces, weight, height and other data
  • Ordering research supplies and prepare treatments as outlined by protocol
  • Entering, organizing and managing large data sets
  • Learning how to plate radial immunodiffusion assays and evaluate passive transfer or immunity
  • Providing critical input to the research and development team 
  • Learning more about Cargill Animal Nutrition and the wide variety of career opportunities within the business
Program Details: 
  • 12 weeks in duration
  • Housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to interns who qualify (based on mileage)
  • Paid internship, but day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern
  • Interns must attend Intern Forum, an event held at Cargill headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, to become exposed 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 fulltime position for the following year
Job Locations:
  • Locations vary across the U.S.
  • Plant or office setting, must be open to interning in either type of setting required 


  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in Animal Science, Agricultural studies, Veterinary Medicine or related degrees graduating between December 2018 and May 2020; degrees with an emphasis in Dairy are preferred
  • Experience working within the dairy industry 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • 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 2018)
  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance
  • Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations 

To be considered for employment with Cargill, you must apply online and complete the entire application process, along with an e-signature. Please complete your application as soon as possible. 

Posted: October 12, 2017


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