Applied International Trade Research Internship

Want to spend summer 2021 working on a team, developing new skills, learning about international trade, and producing a research product for Cargill – all under the guidance of a faculty mentor?

The Yeutter Institute 2021 summer internship is an opportunity to learn applied economics, Excel, and data skills, and develop presentation and writing abilities. A team of up to 5 students will spend the summer researching applied trade topics for Cargill under the mentorship of John Beghin, faculty chair and agricultural economist in the Yeutter Institute.

Selected students receive a stipend and are expected to work with teammates in Lincoln for 10 to 12 weeks this summer, to include weekly meetings with the faculty mentor and interaction with the Cargill executives at critical junctures (about 3 virtual meetings during the summer). We are looking for UNL students, rising juniors and up, who are in solid academic standing in their economics courses and who show creativity and a strong work ethic. Credit hours can be gained, but the associated fees are not covered by the program. This opportunity will require full involvement and is not to be combined with concurrent internship opportunities.


Interested students should contact John Beghin ( with a copy of their resume and a short description of the relevant course work taken in economics, agricultural economics, statistics, and related topics (data, Excel, etc).

Applications are closed for summer 2021.