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Cargill Software Engineering Spring Semester 2021 Internship at UIUC Research Park in Champaign, Illinois


In partnership with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) research park, you will be given the opportunity as an intern to work with Cargill Digital Labs at UIUC, to gain hands on experience in real business situations and be exposed to many of Cargill’s businesses and functions during the work term. As an intern you would work as an individual contributor or in project teams where software engineering, analytical skills, product design, UX Design, leadership, collaboration, inclusion, and innovation are keys to success.

As an organization Cargill’s mission is to lead in nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. The Cargill Digital Labs (CDL) team is to help prepare Cargill for a digital future. The vision of this future includes a thriving digital culture, continually launching of new digital business initiatives, and that Cargill will be a digital thought leader in the food and agriculture industries.

In partnership with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Cargill is establishing a research site within UIUC’s Research Park to further this mission. In its first iterations, we intend to leverage the site to host digital research projects, such as software, hardware and engineering prototypes which would be staffed by student interns from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. As we gain learnings from the experience, we will grow and mature our development capabilities within the park to best suit Cargill’s evolving digital journey.

Job Locations:

•University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, IL

Required Qualifications:

•Must be currently enrolled as a student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign graduating between Summer 2021 and Summer 2023

•Currently pursuing a Bachelors’ degree with a major or minor in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other technology related discipline OR commensurate experience with software engineering in lieu of pursuing a related major/minor.

•Able to complete at minimum a semester-long internship during Spring 2021

•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

•Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations

Preferred Qualifications:

•Pursuing a cross-disciplined degree in either Economics, Business, Food Science, or Agriculture Business.

•Commercial product software development experience

•Ability to demonstrate a strong aptitude for both technology and business

•Overall 3.0 GPA preferred

•Knowledge of basic structured programming, systems analysis and design, database design, and business concepts

•Demonstrated analytical and technical skills

•Ability to relate technical knowledge to job-related duties

•Strong prioritization and problem-solving skills; collaboration skills; verbal and written communication skills; and information research and gathering skills

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.

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