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Corteva Agriscience Durability and Resistance Management Intern in Des Moines, Iowa


Grow what's next. Grow your future. Corteva Agriscience is seeking an intern to work within Durability and Resistance Management group in Johnston, Iowa. Youwill have a broad exposure to the day-to-day activities of a corn and soybean trait development program, with a focus on insect resistance management. You will be involved with all aspects of field, greenhouse, and laboratory research for the development of insect control products. You'llgain experience in conducting this research and become familiar with the biology and damage caused by key insect pests of corn and soybean.In addition, you will be expected to have an independent research project that they will present at the conclusion of the internship.

A key component of the position will be conducting research activities with a focus on an ecological approach to evaluating new transgenic insect resistant plants and managing pre-existing insect resistant traits. These activities may include: insect rearing, artificial infestation, rating insect damage, insect collections, and various data collection important to an insect trait development program.


Qualifications - What You'll Bring:

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited university at junior or above status

  • Majorin Entomology, Integrated Pest Management, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Genetics, or a related field.

  • 3.0+ cumulative GPA

  • Excellent organization and communication skills

  • High degree of self-motivation and self-initiative

  • Ability to work well with others.

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. 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. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

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