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Category: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Vancouver

Application Deadline: May. 6, 2024

Starts: May. 6, 2024

Available Positions: 1

Salary Range: $18.00 - $18.00

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


This is a Full Time Summer Internship.  We will pay students $18.00 per hour and provide housing while completing the internship.  This internship is based out of our corporate office in Vancouver,  WA and will also be able to spend some time at our other locations such as Oregon,  and Montana.


At United Grain Corporation,  our employees are our most valuable asset.  For over 50 years,  we have been a premier grain exporter and supply chain management company for the export of agricultural grain products.  We have been serving the needs of American grain producers and suppliers,  fulfilling the evolving needs of our global customers,  uniting them and creating success for all.  In the process of doing this,  we feed the world safely and reliably.  We want employees to feel like they are part of a family,  the UGC family.


This position is an opportunity for college students to seek knowledge and experience in the Grain Industry.  This is a paid internship program paying $18.00 an hour and will include a structured work schedule,  exposure to leadership,  a mentor and learning opportunities.  Exposure to the origination of grains and oilseeds,  purchase negotiation and contracting,  logistics management,  and delivery of purchased grain from the country elevators to the export terminal..  Will evaluate how marketing plans are created with producers utilizing UGC marketing tools and advisory services via the Profit Partner Program (need to include a trademark logo)  .  The opportunity is supported from and with regular communications  with Merchandising staff,  Logistics Managers,  Elevator Managers so that a full spectrum of the business is presented.   This position will be required to maintain a positive,  forthright attitude that promotes a collaborative,  respectful,  and diverse Corporate culture,  and conducts themselves in a professional and favorable manner. 



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Will interact with Merchandising team and learn/observe communications with customers and the marketing process.  Primary duties will include reviewing grain settlements,  contract entry/maintenance,  sending daily bids,  reconciling daily position reports,  balance futures hedging positions and prepare market reports and statistics for team as neccesseary.
  2. Will be expected to observe and attend meetings as directed.  Will be expected to participate in discussions and assess export and domestic strategies/opportunities.  Review and contribute to presentations and information for global customers.
  3. Will travel to Regional Elevator to work alongside Elevator Operators/Managers to gain an understanding of grain handling and warehousing as well as origination from producers.
  4. Will learn the operations of a Grain Export Terminal including inbound logistics and quality control and blending.
  5. Other duties as identified and assigned.


Required Education and Experience

  1. Working on a four-year degree in agriculture or business is required but equivalent work experience and education will be considered.
  2. Students must be a college sophomore,  junior or rising senior to apply at an accredited college/university and a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  3. Proven interpersonal skills;  must support a team-oriented approach within the immediate facility as well as for United Grain Corporation.
  4. Ability to communicate and work effectively on a daily basis.

Physical Demands and Requirements

  • Must be computer literate with proven ability in the use of spreadsheets,  database,  and word processing software applications within a Windows-based operating environment.
  • Must be able to make decisions and work independently;  be detail-oriented with excellent communications skills,  both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and stressful environment.
  • Flexible with work hours
  • While performing the duties of this job,  the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand;  walk;  use hands to finger,  handle or feel;  and reach with hands and arms.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas in English by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to customers,  public,  and convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately,  loudly,  or quickly.

United Grain Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability,  or other protected status such as race,  religion,  color,  national origin,  sex,  sexual orientation,  gender identity,  or age.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions of the job.


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