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Renewable Energy Group Intern, Procurement 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 assist in the analysis of the existing purchasing projects as well as assist in the evaluation of potential business development opportunities.


Analysis Function

•Perform business unit and financial analysis

•Relate profitability, input costs, and strategic planning

Special Projects

•Design and implementation of key business projects

•Conduct research on commodities and trends

•Investigating new risk management tactics

•Analyzing research results – both quantitatively and qualitatively, in written and presentation form

•Formulating a recommendation based upon your analysis

•Properly documenting and supporting your research and analysis

•Develop materials for internal and external meetings

Other Frequent Duties:

•Collection of published data related to commodity trading

•Assembly of market intelligence from industry professionals

•Assist with the coordination of inbound raw materials

•Verify data integrity with suppliers

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, telephone, etc)

Organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meeting deadlines

Provide suggestions to offer alternative perspectives to situations

Strong analytical, research, writing and communication skills

Work independently or with others as a team to complete assigned projects

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


Education Required: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher – Ag Business, or Business related degree

**Senior or Junior status required

Experience Required: Financial analysis and analytical business experience preferred

**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 math, finance, and accounting skills

Strong analytical research

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Strong interpersonal skills

Knowledge in data analysis

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.