Fruit Roll-Ups. Wheaties. Cheerios. All of these and more are produced by food conglomerate General Mills, which started out as a single flour mill perched on the banks of the upper Mississippi River in 1866. Charles Pillsbury—the man behind the omnipresent doughboy— purchased the mill in 1869. The company introduced Wheaties (1921), Bisquick (1931) and Cheerios (1945), and purchased Chex in 1997. General Mills also produces Betty Crocker dessert mixes, Progresso soups, Green Giant vegetables and Pop Secret popcorn. Today, General Mills continues to grow—it reported global net sales of $16 billion for 2009.
Interns are treated like full-time employees. Departments that host interns include promotions, sales, human resources, research and development, finance, IT, marketing and purchasing (at General Mills headquarters). At food processing plants, interns work in manufacturing, engineering and logistics.
Open to college students majoring in an area related to the internship for which they are applying. Market research positions are only open to MBA candidates.
Internship Recruiting Program, General Mills
P.O. Box 9452
Minneapolis, MN 55440
Phone: (763) 764-3393
Number of Interns: 51 to 100
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students
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