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Sales Intern (Summer 2024)

Cincinnati, OH

DJJ, a division of Nucor Corporation, is seeking applicants for our Sales 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, travel approximately 20-25%(day and overnight travel) and will be provided a $250 weekly net housing stipend.

Basic Job Functions:

  • Spend time with various departments and teammates to help understand the life-cycle of steel and how DJJ works with Nucor mills to maximize raw materials and profits 
  • 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
  • Strengthen team-building skills while working with other interns on assigned projects and attend the Nucor Intern Summit with other DJJ & Nucor interns
  • Attending customer meetings and participate in tours of Steel Mills and Scrap Yards
  • Paid overnight travel to supplier and consumer sites as well as other divisions within DJJ & Nucor
  • Participating in staff meetings and hands-on strategic planning
  • In depth exposure to the logistics involved in the scrap/metal trade
  • Ability to present projects and findings throughout the summer to leadership teams


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 going into Junior or Senior year in a business discipline
  • Valid state Driver’s License

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

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