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ADM Commodity Trader Intern in Decatur, Illinois


Job Title:

Commodity Trader Intern


Intern Program

Job Description:

Position Summary:

At ADM the Commodity Trader is a dynamic role that has the responsibility for the procurement of grain and oilseeds, and/or the marketing of finished goods to achieve optimum financial results. Our Traders are asked to develop an understanding of local, national and global market trends, calculate business margins and their effect on commodity pricing, and manage local bids and offers among many other topics. Additionally, they balance risk management, customer relationships, transportation and logistics.

You will experience how we build and maintain relationships with customers as well as colleagues from other ADM Processing Plants, the handling of logistics, accounting, execution and other customer related issues. Our Internships are 10-12 weeks in duration during the summer. These are paid positions which include fully-furnished, company-paid housing. Standard costs are reimbursed for relocating to and from the assigned location.

Key components of the internship include:

  • Grain merchandising

  • Space and logistics management

  • Risk Management Tools

  • Understanding facility operations such as receiving, load-out of grain, maintenance and safety

  • Financial accounting and management

  • Customer service including creating new value for the customer in a commodity business


  • Pursuing a four-year degree in Business or an Agriculture-related field

  • GPA of 2.8 or greater is preferred

  • Open to relocation throughout the U.S.

  • Has adequate transportation that allows you to go to and from your internship

  • ADM requires the successful completion of our pre-employment process, which may include a background check, medical history questionnaire and other job-related functional evaluations.

There's a place at ADM that will engage your mind, stimulate your professional development, and satisfy your hunger to make a vital difference. Are you ready to find a place to feed your passion?




IL - Illinois

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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::

ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We're a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We're blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We're a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We're an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we're a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at www.adm.com.