Cargill Environmental, Health and Safety Management Intern 2018 in Fresno, California

Environmental, Health and Safety Management Intern 2018

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Environmental, Health and Safety Management Internship:

As an environmental, health and safety management intern, you will gain exposure to the development and implementation elements of our overall safety and/or environmental management systems that satisfy both internal and external requirements. You will be exposed to evaluation of trends, root cause analysis, the development/implementation of basic safety/ergonomics/EHS/environmental programs, departmental safety meetings, compliance activities and corporate responsibility activities. You may interact with all levels of employees from production workers to top location and business leadership.


This role involves physical activity in agricultural, food and feed processing environments, which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a fairly regular basis–involving bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing more than 50 pounds and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. The work may also involve other exertions, conditions or exposures (e.g. heat, cold, dust).

Potential Business Areas:

Cargill Protein; Cargill Salt; Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers

Internship Programming:

  • Cargill offers both housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to interns who qualify (based on mileage).

  • Internships are paid and are at least 12 weeks in duration.

  • Day-to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern.

  • Attend an event held at headquarters designed to give exposure to leadership and cross-functional interns and co-ops from across the U.S.

  • Interns who demonstrate exceptional performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered a full-time position for the following year.

Job Locations:

  • Various U.S. locations - must be open to relocation

  • Plant setting


Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited program in engineering, ergonomics/human factors, occupational safety, environmental sciences, fire safety or a safety-related degree graduating between December 2018 and August 2020

  • Willingness to work 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts

  • 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

  • All candidates 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)

  • 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:

  • Overall GPA 3.0 preferred

  • Ability to relate technical knowledge to job-related duties

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Safety/Environmental Health

Primary Location US-CA-Fresno

Req ID: UNI05244