Global Markets Research Internship

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Applications open for summer 2022: apply by March 11

Put your skills to work researching emerging issues for a global company through the Cargill/Yeutter Institute Summer Internship Program.

This internship combines exposure to Cargill’s global network (155,000 employees across 70 countries) and the opportunity to develop your research skills under Professor John Beghin, chair in the Yeutter Institute and an expert in international trade and agriculture and food markets economics.

A team of up to 4 students will spend the summer collaborating with each other and researching applied global market topics for Cargill under the mentorship of Beghin. Potential topics include commercialization of sustainability, renewable fuels and other external disruptors to the agriculture and food production landscape. Interns will be onboarded by Cargill and work with Cargill leadership on a weekly basis to shape their research. The internship will culminate with a final presentation of research findings to Cargill senior executives.

Opportunity for growth: high performing interns will be considered for Cargill’s summer 2023 internship program or full-time employment.

What to Expect

  • Deliver actionable data and recommendations to Cargill. Intern proposals have the potential to shape strategic growth and be implemented by company leadership.

  • Learn applied economics, business research and data skills, and develop presentation and writing abilities.

  • Broaden your business acumen.

  • Attend weekly virtual meetings with Cargill leadership and gain live feedback on your research deliverables.

  • Gain insight into Cargill’s various business divisions and connect with a diverse pool of staff through bi-weekly lunch ‘n learns featuring Cargill leadership.

We are looking for UNL students who are rising juniors or seniors, self-starters, collaborative, in solid academic standing in their economics and business courses and who show creativity, a strong work ethic, and excellent communication skills. Students should have solid analytical and quantitative skills (micro-economics, statistics, Excel, econometrics, etc.). 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus, Lincoln, NE

Compensation and Timeline
Selected students will receive a $3,000 stipend and are expected to work with teammates in Lincoln for 10 weeks this summer (May 23-July 29), working 30 hours/week. This opportunity will require full involvement and is not to be combined with concurrent internship opportunities.

Internship Credit
Students interested in receiving credit are encouraged to coordinate with their academic advisor prior to the start of the program. Credit hours can be gained, but fees are not covered by the program.

To Apply
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, econometrics, etc.).

Applications close March 11, 2022, 5:00 pm CT. Finalist candidates will interview with Yeutter Institute and Cargill leadership.