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Renewable Energy Group Intern, Corporate Strategy 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 job is to assist with internal consulting to any functional area looking to expand and/or improve its operations. This position is also responsible for: assisting in the development of ideas for and conducting analysis on new market opportunities that REG could benefit from, supporting the creation of business plans to support new opportunities, assisting with 3rd party consultants, and conducting analysis on competitors/ industries to develop strategic initiatives that increase market share, improve risk management, and support long term growth.


Strategic Planning

•Assist in development of business plans and strategy communication materials for presentations targeting various stakeholder groups

•Participate in formulation of corporate and business unit strategy, including commercial strategy, product strategy, technology strategy, and competitive analysis

•Coordinate with the Corporate Business Development and Corporate Finance and Investment Banking groups, along with relevant leaders to assess the strategic fit of external commercial and technology opportunities

•Track strategy implementation within business units and functions

•Responsible for completing work streams within designated projects


•Collaborate with counterparts in the renewables, agricultural, chemicals and energy sectors and business units to ensure strategic alignment

•Perform complex analysis and provide recommendations on existing strategy and performance of the business units

•Analyze strategic opportunities and challenges for the corporation and business units

•Provide analysis on strategic alliances, potential M&A deals and integration

•Monitor, analyze and assess competitive marketplace changes and movements

Other frequent duties:

•Cultivate a collaborative, creative, results-oriented work environment across departments

•Communicate effectively with others throughout this process to ensure alignment with company objectives and the availability of required resources

Perform other duties as assigned


Be available for daily work and overtime as required

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

Demonstrate attention to detail

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

Manage multiple tasks simultaneously and in a timely manner

Excellent collaboration, presentation, and organizational skills

Strong quantitative and financial analysis skills

Communicate with all levels of personnel throughout the organization; from entry level positions to executives

Ability to work independently or as a team to achieve the required results

Strong understanding of renewables, chemicals, agricultural and energy landscape and the dynamics of the integrated industries

Possess the following competencies: Analytical Problem Solving, Drive for Excellent Results, Planning and Organizing, and Reliability

Provide personal contact information on an as needed basis for official business purposes


Education Required: Pursuing bachelor’s degree –Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Marketing or related degree

Experience Required: Financial analysis and analytical business experience preferred

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

Skills Required:

Advanced Excel skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Extensive math, finance, and accounting skills

Strong analytical research

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

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.