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Corteva Agriscience Field Research Intern - 6 Month (Algona, IA) in Algona, Iowa

Description

Grow what’s next. Grow your future. Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a 6-month Field Research Intern. This position is an integral part of a team committed to product development. Several research centers house both plant breeding and trait development research activities. Sharing resources across these breeding and trait development groups facilitates more efficient integrated product development. The individual will be involved with the daily operations at their research center.

Position duration is May to December 2020.

Responsibilities – WHAT YOU’LL DO:

The Field Research Co-op is involved with spring and summer responsibilities including: field plot research, planting, plot establishment and maintenance, organizing and completing pollination, and data collection of traits important to a breeding program. Supervision of temporary employees is expected. Fall responsibilities will consist of combine operation, note taking, and rating individual plots for various agronomic traits. Post-harvest duties include assisting with seed packaging to meet off-season nursery and greenhouse deadlines.

A key component of this position will be the collection of high quality data on specific traits of economic importance. The individual will be expected to travel to other locations as part of the data collection process. As part of the program, the individual will be expected to lead groups of co-workers to complete required tasks, and to conduct a research project whose results will be presented on a seminar at the end of the period.

Qualifications

Qualifications - WHAT YOU'LL BRING:

  • Current sophomore or junior standing at an accredited university

  • Education focus in Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, Biology or a related field

  • Agricultural background beneficial

  • Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited university at the time of internship

Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.

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Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here

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