Cargill UX/UI Design Intern – Summer 2020

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Posted: 1.17.20

Cargill UX/UI Design Intern – Summer 2020

Cargill Innovation Lab

Gain experience in a fun, innovative setting solving some of the biggest problems in the ag industry. UX/UI design interns will conduct user research, create personas, draft wireframes, and design user interfaces. Work side-by-side with product coaches and software engineers to create functioning prototypes in weeks.

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 160,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.



In partnership with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) research park, you will be given the opportunity as an intern to work with Cargill Digital Labs at UIUC, to gain hands-on experience in real business situations and be exposed to many of Cargill’s businesses and functions. As an intern you will work as an individual contributor or in project teams where software engineering, analytical skills, product design, UX Design, leadership, collaboration, inclusion, and innovation are keys to success. As an organization Cargill’s mission is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. The Cargill Digital Labs (CDL) team aims to help prepare Cargill for a digital future. The vision of this future includes a thriving digital culture, continual launching of new digital business initiatives, and Cargill positioned as a digital thought leader in the food and agriculture industries. In partnership with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Cargill is establishing a research site within UIUC’s Research Park to further this mission. In its first iterations, we will leverage the site to host digital research projects, such as software, hardware and engineering prototypes which are staffed by student interns from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. We will grow and mature our development capabilities within the park to best suit Cargill’s evolving digital journey.


Required Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign graduating between December 2019 and Summer 2022
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelors’ degree with a major or minor in UX Design, Product Design, Design, Graphic Design, or other related disciplines, OR commensurate experience with design and analytics in lieu of pursuing a related major/minor.
  • Experience with creating flows, wireframes, mock-ups, prototypes, and conducting usability testing using tools provided.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Axure
  • Able to complete a 12-week internship in Summer 2020 (May/June – August 2020.)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a cross-disciplined degree in either Computer Science, Economics, Business, Food Science, or Agriculture Business.
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong aptitude for both technology and business
  • Commercial product software development experience
  • Overall 3.0 GPA
  • Knowledge of basic structured programming, systems analysis and design, database design, and business concepts
  • Demonstrated analytical and technical skills
  • Ability to relate technical knowledge to job-related duties
  • Strong prioritization and problem-solving skills, collaboration skills, verbal and written communication skills, and information research and gathering skills Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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