About AURI

Business Development Intern

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), a unique and innovative Minnesota nonprofit corporation fosters long-term economic benefit for Minnesota through value-added agricultural products, focusing on coproducts, biobased products, renewable energy, and food.

AURI seeks a Business Development intern for summer 2020. The intern supports market establishment and development of linkages among producers, processors, distributors and consumers of camelina, Kernza, and other new and emerging crops.

  •  Map, develop, and report on Central MN value chains utilization Kernza in food and beverage products.
    • Identify and report on value chain participants including food hubs, artisan food outlets, commercial food companies, and copackers.
    • Identify and map out local processors and their capabilities.
    • Identify opportunities and barriers facing processors.
  • Report on the market for Kernza in Central Minnesota and statewide.
    • Assess supply chain costs, including buyer and seller price points.
    • Assess potential post-harvest aggregation points, processing, storage, and end-uses for organic and non-organic Kernza.
  • Identify possible Minnesota companies that may process or utilize Kernza fiber and straw.
    • Examine and report on the potential market size and options for Kernza straw/fiber.

Requirements to be considered for this internship is a graduate degree or current graduate student in business administration or related field.  More details on the position are available here.

To apply by email, send a cover letter and resume to hr@auri.org.  Applications will be received through April 6.  AURI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.