Industrial Group Intern (Summer 2023)

Job Details

Division: The David J. Joseph Company

Location: St. Louis, MO, United States  

Other Available Locations: N/A

About Us:

DJJ, a division of Nucor Corporation, is seeking applicants for our Industrial Group Intern position. DJJ is a world leader in scrap metal recycling, trading, and transportation. We have relationships with scrap metal businesses around the world. Founded in 1885, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, and the principles of integrity and respect. We’re recognized as a good community citizen who is trustworthy, financially strong, and environmentally proactive. Our parent company Nucor Corporation is a Fortune 100 company, known for being North America’s leader in designing, manufacturing, and recycling steel and steel products with a history of long-term sustainability and stability. Fortune Magazine recently ranked Nucor No. 1 on their list of the World’s Most Admired Companies in our industry. The key to Nucor’s success is that we care about the safety and well-being of our teammates and customers, the health and protection of our environment, and the relationships we establish in the communities where we live and work. At the heart of every Nucor division are the dedicated people who make up our team. We are seeking a creative, motivated, and dedicated teammate to join our DJJ team. We offer you a challenging and rewarding work environment where you can contribute to the success of over 30,000 Nucor teammates.


The internship will last for 8-9 weeks.  Interns will work 40 hours a week, earn a competitive wage, and will be provided a $250 weekly net housing stipend.

Basic Job Functions:

DJJ is looking for an intern to join our Industrial Group Division for the summer. Our Brokerage group is the largest of its kind in North America. We are a commodities trader, brokering Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Scrap as well as Ferro Alloy Products both domestically and abroad. A DJJ Intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of commodities trading.

We value our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. You will become knowledgeable in commodities trading, negotiating challenging situations, and understanding the right tactics to build rapport with various levels of customers. You will also learn aspects of logistics and supply chain management and how to work in a professional environment.

  • Shadow experienced commodities traders and learn how they develop new and grow existing relationships with customers (both suppliers and consumers) to further strengthen relationships and create business opportunities
  • Interns will have the opportunity to strengthen team-building skills as they work with other teammates on assigned projects in areas such as logistics and supply chain management
  • Attend customer meetings and see the inner-workings of Manufacturing Facilities, Steel Mills and Scrap Yards
  • Participate in staff meetings and hands-on strategic planning


Safety is the most important part of all jobs within Nucor; therefore, candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to initiate, lead, and uphold safety policies, practices, procedures, and housekeeping standards at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student in the St. Louis area who is majoring in a Business Major such as Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Economics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Major in Finance, Marketing, Economics, Supply Chain Management, or Sales
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint experience required
  • High level of professionalism and ability to work with a myriad of professionals in the industry


Nucor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vets – and a drug – free workplace

Nearest Major Market: St Louis