Corteva Agriscience Parent Characterization & Seed Science Intern in Des Moines, Iowa
Grow what's next. Grow your future. Corteva Agriscience is seeking a student to work within the Parent Characterization and Seed Science groups in Johnston, IA. Youwill assist with field and lab experiments to improve seed quality and corn stand establishment under stressful environments such as early-planting and no-till conditions.You will support the development of superior products by testing and characterizing for early-season stress tolerance to assist growers in selecting right hybrids for their acres. Youwill also support development efforts for phenotyping inbred crops using remote and proximal sensing.
In addition, each intern will be expected to conduct a small research project that they will present at the conclusion of the internship. A key component of the position will be the collection of high quality data on specific traits of economic importance. Occasional overnight travel may be required during the months of May and June for field data collection purposes. Position duration is May to August 2023.
Qualifications - What You'll Bring:
Priority will be given to students that are at least current sophomores at an accredited university. Interns can be undergraduate or graduate students.
Education focus in Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, Biology or a related field
Agricultural background beneficial
Preference will be given to student with a minimum GPA of 3.0
Must be enrolled at an accredited university at the time of internship
Community -We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.
Our Johnston, Iowa campus is home to 2,500 employees whose mission is simple - to feed the world. While our employees are busy working to solve world hunger and ensure environmental sustainability, we're taking care of them by offering convenience and comfort during the workday with an onsite fitness center, coffee shop and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, deli, fresh salad bar and a variety of healthy menu options. Need some fresh air during your work day? Take advantage of our beautiful, tree-lined walking trails or relax by the pond. We also offer countless opportunities to connect with your colleagues through community volunteerism, sports teams and parties, and holiday events. Did we mention you'll be working in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology with colleagues from all over the world? Join us in bringing food into homes around the world, while we make you feel at home while you're at work.
Des Moines, Iowa is the fastest-growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest with a nationally ranked high quality of living. It's nicknamed the Silicon Prairie for its place as an up-and-coming hot spot for technology. Living here means Saturdays at the nationally renowned Downtown Farmers' Market, sporting events, a robust downtown night life and access to one of the most artistic medium sized cities. If you enjoy the outdoors, Des Moines offers beautiful nature trails for a casual walking, running or biking adventures.
It means going to a job you love and coming home to a community of friends and family. Communities care about their residents and residents care about their communities, making a difference for everyone who lives here. This is a place where culture flourishes and opportunities grow, where a work-life balance can be achieved, where education is unmatched, and award-winning arts and entertainment are right around the corner.
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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