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Renewable Energy Group Intern, Compliance in Ames, Iowa

Our comprehensive, 12-week paid internship program gives 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 support the compliance and sales departments with commercial compliance matters. Additionally this position supports the company’s corporate compliance efforts to manage risk and comply with industry best practices while adhering to federal, state, local and international laws and regulations.


Contracts Administration

•Be responsible for document control throughout the life of sales contracts including drafting and/or reviewing contractual obligations while managing and monitoring contract activities in Salesforce

•Collaborate with internal business units on clarifying and correctly capturing contractual terms

•Exercise strong verbal and written communication skills in working with vendors, customers, regulators and employees at all levels of the company in solving problems and identifying legal issues

•Review third parties for activities that are inconsistent with company policies and procedures related to anti-bribery and anti-corruption and advise management of any identified risks

•Organize and maintain records of third party risks assessments

•Communicate with sales and procurement teams, fielding regulatory and compliance questions

•Research questions, describe regulatory and compliance consequences of planned import and/or export activities, and communicate with impacted parties


Be available for daily work

Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, and co-workers (oral and written)

Demonstrate attention to detail

Effectively collaborate with a variety of people and job functions, with an ability to accomplish multiple tasks of varying priorities, complexity and scope

Work independently or in a team as needed

Manage multiple tasks simultaneously and in a timely manner

Ability to use office equipment (computer, copy machine, calculator, 10-key, etc.)

Possess the following competencies: Continuous Learning, Cooperative Teamwork, Drive for Excellent Results, Initiative, Analytical Problem Solving, Decision Making, Integrity and Respect for Others, Technological Orientation, and Reliability


Education Required: 2-year associate’s degree in legal studies, business or sales administration, paralegal, political science, or related field. 4-year bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience Required: 0-4 years of contract/document management, legal, or business administration preferred.

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Salesforce & Conga Products Suite, as well as any Electronic Signature Platform experience will be helpful

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.