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Renewable Energy Group Intern, Transportation in Ames, Iowa

Our comprehensive,12-week paid internship programgives 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 the Transportation Department with strategic planning and analysis to meet future goals of the organization. REG utilizes multiple modes of transportation to facilitate our worldwide supply chain for Renewable Fuels and Other Commodities. This position will be responsible for completing a project that will be valuable to the department as well as daily tasks and smaller projects throughout the internship pertaining to transportation and the overall REG supply chain.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Complete department project

  • Recommend improvements based on project results

  • Prepare presentation for senior leadership team

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist with supply chain logistics

  • Attend meetings to develop supply chain and business knowledge

  • Work with team on continuous improvement initiatives

  • Additional responsibilities as necessary

Process Improvements

  • Utilize REG systems to automate tasks

  • While learning REG processes, recommend and implement new process improvements

Analysis Function

  • Assist in cost analysis for transportation department

  • Assist in forecasting methods for terminal sales demand

Other frequent duties:

  • Assist with invoice payments

  • Plan loads in Oracle Transportation Management

Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree – SCM, MIS, Finance or related degree

**Senior or Junior status required

Experience Preferred: Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

Advanced math and accounting skills

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Access skills (building queries, forms)

Advanced Excel skills (Pivot table, Macros, Advanced Excel Functions)

General computer systems knowledge

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.