Internship - Manufacturing & Engineering Associate

General Mills

General Mills

United States
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2023

Job Description


General Mills' Supply Chain is one of the most respected supply chains in the industry today. Manufacturing is the sub-function of Global Supply Chain that makes food the world loves. Manufacturing takes raw materials and transforms them into the products we sell to customers. Products are packaged in a variety of formats for sale to grocery, clubs, and food service.


General Mills was named #1 Best Place to Work for New Grads by Forbes and a Top 100 Intern Programs in the US. 



The Manufacturing and Engineering Associate (MEA) program is designed to prepare you for both technical and managerial leadership roles within General Mills. You'll make an impact by:

  • Building your capability through exposure and ownership of processing, packaging and broad manufacturing systems.
  • Being on the front lines of 24/7 food production systems to leverage your problem solving and learning agility; driving improvements and eliminating losses.
  • Learning from and Leading Operators, Technicians and Mechanics to grow your coaching, team building and people-development skill set. 
  • Managing programs to gain experiences of capital project ownership, new system startups and / or initiative leadership.

MEA Interns will experience a robust 10-week program leading business critical projects. You will be located at one of our US manufacturing plant locations (mid-west and southern regions of the US).


This posting is for a Summer 2024 Internship. Preferred graduation dates for students are Winter 2024 or Spring 2025.



  • Strong interpersonal skills, high learning agility, analytical and decision-making skills
  • Exemplary people, technical, and process leadership ready to take initiative and add value to their team


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in: Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Food Process Engineering, Biological/Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering, Computer Science or related degree.
  • Qualifications for MEA Milling roles are: Bachelor or Master’s degree in Milling Science or Food Science

The hourly rate for this position is $27.69/hour. At General Mills we strive for each employee’s pay at any point in their career to reflect their experiences and skills for their role. The pay for this role represents numerous factors considered in the hiring decision including, but not limited to, educational degree in process, major of study and year in school. Beyond pay, General Mills offers a competitive Total Rewards package focusing on your overall development, including subsidized housing & relocation (if applicable & requirements are met), a summer of learning and fun, health benefits, wellbeing support and perks. Specific benefits may vary by role, location, and other employment status factors. 


Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with General Mills (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).


We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.