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I began my CHS journey as an intern. CHS allows interns to experience something different: a rich collaboration and learning culture based on one of our core values, our cooperative spirit. We are fully committed to supporting employee growth and development.

— Jay Debertin CHS president and chief executive officer
Internships

This internship at CHS has exceeded my expectations with a thorough role explanation, clear project assignments, proactive support, regular one-on-one sessions, and a flexible working schedule.

— Jainish Supply planning intern (Virginia tech, industrial and system engineering)
Jainish

I’m able to do the real work here. I’m not just in the background listening. I’m in the meetings and I’m a part of it.

— Nathalia IT business analyst intern (Metropolitan state university, management information systems)
Nathalia

Working for a coop like CHS gave me that opportunity to get back to agronomy, which is something I'm passionate about. My internship created this connection between what I learned in the classroom and what I got to see out in the field. That was rewarding for me.

— Barrent Agronomy sales intern (University of Wisconsin-River Falls, crops & soil science)
Barrent Herman

With my ag business degree, I've taken a lot of different courses about soil science, plant science and business classes. Within my internship, I've been able to apply all of those things -- working with the plants, going out to farms, talking to growers and doing soil and plant tissue samples. It really has entailed everything.

— Kaylee Agronomy sales intern (University of Wisconsin-River Falls, agriculture business)
Kaylee Wendt

The best part of this internship has been feeling empowered by my team, mentors, and managers. They've encouraged me to challenge myself and set goals. Whatever I want to learn, they're there to help and teach me. It’s been awesome.

— Emily Senior data engineer (University of St. Thomas-Minnesota, masters of data science)
Emily Green

One of my goals for my internship was to better understand what aspect of finance I am most interested in. My team helped me reach that goal by allowing me to work on a variety of projects. Having a team that wants to see me succeed has motivated me to gain the skills necessary to achieve my career goals.

— Hailey Accounting intern (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, accounting)
Charlie Whiting

Internship program at-a-glance

  • We hired more than 200 interns in 2023
  • Last year, 50% of our interns either converted into a full-time role or were rehired into a consecutive internship
  • Our internships run 10-15 weeks depending on the role (usually during spring/summer)
  • Relocation assistance is available for interns relocating more than 50 miles from their current residency (one-time lump sum $3,000 living stipend)
Culture

CHS intern alumni

What’s it like to complete your internship and join CHS in a full-time role? Get a glimpse of life at CHS from these former interns who are building their careers here.

Mackenzie Derry

North Dakota State University

+Crop and weed science

Colin Leuthold

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

+Business

Emily Green

University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

+Data science

Emily Green

Summer intern program happenings

Intern kick off event
President & CEO and other senior leaders welcome our intern cohort with this kickoff event. In addition, interns hear from our program manager on what you can expect for the summer. Lastly, we will round out the event with a panel discussion from current and former interns of CHS.

CHS in a half day
Hear from industry experts on different businesses of CHS for a high-level overview of the company.

Senior leadership roundtable
This event allows interns to connect with members of our senior leadership team via panel and break-out sessions.

Recruiting 101
Round out your career skills by learning from our Talent Acquisition team on best practices when it comes to resume, interview prep, LinkedIn and more!

Saint Paul Saints baseball game
Informal happy hour event at CHS Field. Connect with other interns across CHS while watching the Saints live.

Intern celebration event
The last event of the summer to highlight the accomplishments of our interns. During this event, interns are able to present their project work and network with other interns, senior leaders and managers.

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