AgStar College Relations

Internships
Developing and inspiring students’ knowledge of agriculture and business is a passion of AgStar's. That’s why we have a variety of internship opportunities available for current college students every year.  We offer experiences and hands-on learning opportunities that allow students to take information learned in the classroom and apply it to the business world.

Here are a few quotes on what students are saying about AgStar’s internship program:

“AgStar is a an incredible place to work if you’re looking for an innovative company that makes you feel welcome, provides you with opportunities to grow, and offers an exceptional internship experience."  – Nicholas Bryant, Minnesota State University - Mankato student, 2016 Marketing Communications and Events Intern

“AgStar provides a dream internship opportunity. I was not only treated as a valued employee in my department, but was encouraged to venture outside my department to gain more experiences. I wasn’t just an intern hired to complete a task, but to grow, learn, and develop as a person.” – Mykayla Getschel, IA State University student, 2016 Ag Finance Sales Intern

“As an intern with AgStar, I didn’t just feel like a number; AgStar team members were caring, easy to collaborate with, and helped me achieve my goals for the internship.” – Carmen Kryzer, U of M – St. Paul student, 2016 Wholesale Credit Intern

“At AgStar I was able to work with an exceptional team who are committed to enhancing life in agricultural and rural communities.” – Jacob Sorensen, South Dakota State University student, 2016 Insurance Sales Intern

Entry-level Associates
AgStar also offers a comprehensive training program designed to assist new college graduates in developing knowledge and skills of AgStar’s products, processes and client relationship model to prepare them for a career at AgStar. This full-time, benefit-eligible employment opportunity is designed to prepare new college graduates for a career in a wide range of business units at AgStar.

Here’s what one of our Associates is saying about the program:

“The Associate Program gives you the opportunity to develop skills in both Credit and Sales as well as gain an understanding of all facets of AgStar. The Associate Program is a great way to start your career and sets you up for future success at AgStar.” – Dustin Compart, South Dakota State University, Associate Financial Services Specialist

“The Associate Program was the best way for me to hit the ground running with AgStar. I had hands on training with mentors from each department and was able to learn how their work ties in with the rest of the AgStar team. Thanks to this solid understanding of each department, I was able to quickly make a positive impact on the agricultural community and build a future within AgStar.” – Rob Sexton, U of M – St. Paul, Financial Services Associate

“AgStar’s Associate Program was an excellent opportunity to develop career skills in both Sales and Credit. It was hands on experience in the financing of Agricultural and Rural America that could not be taught in school. The program develops the skill set and knowledge one needs to have a successful career at AgStar. At the time I completed the program, I had developed the knowledge and skills needed to transition into a credit position.” – Liz Tauer, Minnesota State University – Mankato, Financial Services Associate

Corporate Giving
AgStar believes in giving back to those who live and work in the communities we serve. Through our corporate giving program, the AgStar Fund for Rural America, AgStar has donated more than $5.7 million to organizations, communities and individuals that share our same goals and passions about rural America. We are proud to support organizations like FFA and 4-H.

Our AgStar University Scholarship Program is included in the AgStar Fund for Rural America. The Scholars Program awards selected sophomore students who grew up in our local service area with a $2,500 scholarship for their academic achievements, leadership characteristics and ag-related community involvement. Please visit the AgStar University Scholarship Program page for more information.

Work Environment
AgStar has been recognized as one of the Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces in Minnesota for five years running. The list designates the best places to work in Minnesota based on employee opinions, company leadership and career opportunities, among other things. For the fourth year, AgStar Financial Services was ranked in the top ten. We are appreciative of the recognition and continue to strive to be an employer of choice for current team members, as well as for students entering the workforce.

Careers
Join our team as an intern on one of the teams listed below*:

  • Ag Business Consulting 
  • Appraisal
  • Brand Marketing & Communications
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Credit
  • Crop Insurance
  • Information Technology
  • Sales (Loan Officers)

*Positions available vary from year to year.

Postings for internships and entry-level positions are typically available in mid-September of each year. Please watch the Job Opportunities for additional openings and opportunities.

AgStar is an equal opportunity employer.  

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