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Renewable Energy Group Intern, Business Development in Ames, Iowa

Our comprehensive,12-week paid internship programgives you the opportunity to test your skills working for the nation’s leading producer of cleaner fuels and developer of renewable chemicals. This internship will begin May 17, 2021 and end August 7, 2021. REG values our interns. Our hopes are to host you in person, but with the potential of being remote like we committed to in the summer of 2020.


The purpose of this position is to assist Business Development with a focus on research, strategic analysis, and financial modeling of new technologies for biofuels, bioproducts, and environmental services. This will include competitors/industry evaluation and the development of new strategic initiatives that drive market share, risk management, and support long term growth.


Key Accountabilities:

Analysis Function

  • Assist in the development of strategic business opportunities and long-range business plans that support strategic initiatives of the business units

  • Evaluate new technologies and products for biofuels, bioproducts, and environmental services

  • Research and evaluation of target companies, technology providers, business plans, financial models, and intellectual property

  • Help identify and analyze new technologies and business opportunities (partnerships/mergers/acquisitions)

  • Collect information on competitors to fully understand their technologies, markets, intellectual property, and strategies for evaluation of potential mergers/acquisitions

  • Assist in developing strategic initiatives and market strategies that drive customer relationships and promote sustainable market positioning

  • Perform industry analysis and assist in financial modeling for strategic projects

Special Projects

  • Assist with the implementation of key business projects

  • Coordinate Project details, monitor progression, and verify completion

  • Develop project work plans, schedules, budgets, and financial models

  • Communicate with all groups involved

  • Final follow-up involving a review of analysis

Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: Pursuing a masters or bachelor’s degree – Chemistry, Life Sciences, Engineering, Business, Finance, or related degree

**Senior or Junior status required - undergraduate candidates must have additional specialized training

Experience Required: 3-5 years research and analytical business or technical experience preferred but not required

**Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

Advanced financial modeling and accounting skills

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Strong understanding of engineering, chemistry and/or biosciences

Manufacturing or technology development experience

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.