Commodity Intern

Green Plains, Inc.

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Omaha, NE

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Summary: As a Commodity Intern for Green Plains Inc., you will be placed in the heart of the action and be exposed to multiple facets of the company. You will research, develop, and present a summer project to the executive staff at the close of the summer internship. Green Plains Inc. offers an outstanding opportunity to network and learn from highly successful individuals in the industry.


  • Attend daily morning meetings with trade floor members and executive team to discuss the company’s position in the markets
  • Prepare numerous reports including, but not limited to: corn and feed contracts, market drivers, position summaries, margin evaluations, etc.
  • Understand the supply and demand in the market place by performing individual research and gaining knowledge during company meetings
  • Network with and shadow current employees to develop a higher level understanding of the markets and the industry
  • Perform extensive research for group projects and create executive level presentations
  • Assist in other duties as needed and directed


  • Studies towards a Bachelor’s degree required. Preference will be given to those with studies in Business Administration, Agriculture, or Agribusiness
  • Sophomore standing and above with GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Preference given to those with experience and knowledge in grain/agriculture industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be technically capable of using a personal computer and a range of software applications, particularly Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently with urgency and deadlines
  • Good organizational skills for multi-tasking and prioritizing workloads
  • Maintain positive professional relationships, both internal and external
  • Demonstrate business acumen and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Green Plains Inc. offers competitive pay: a generous benefit package including business casual work environment, health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO) and a 401(k) retirement plan with immediate vesting and company safe harbor matching. All potential employees of Green Plains Inc. will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check prior to employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Company Description

Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) is a leading biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients. This includes the production of cleaner low carbon biofuels, renewable feedstocks for advanced biofuels and high purity alcohols for use in cleaners and disinfectants. Green Plains is an innovative producer of Ultra-High Protein and novel ingredients for animal and aquaculture diets to help satisfy a growing global appetite for sustainable protein. The Company also owns a 48.9% limited partner interest and a 2.0% general partner interest in Green Plains Partners LP.