DuPont Seed Quality Testing Professional Internship in Johnston, Iowa

Seed Quality Testing Professional Internship (Job Number: 199464W-01)


Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont offers various internship programs which offer a wide variety of experiences within the Corteva business. The Professional Program is designed to provide college Juniors and Seniors with the necessary knowledge, experience and skills to prepare for a potential career with Corteva.

The Seed Quality Testing Professional Intern is designed to provide college Juniors and Seniors with the necessary knowledge, experience and skills to prepare for potential career with Corteva Agriscience. This position will support safe, effective and efficient management of seed production processes. Work assignments may include business improvement and productivity initiatives; participating in labor planning needs; managing equipment maintenance, repair, and asset utilization; assisting in capital investment projects; leading safety assignments.

Part of the Professional Internship Program is completing an assigned project and presenting the results to a group of business leaders in Johnston, Iowa. Professional development opportunities include exposure to other parts of the seed production business. Position start dates will be May 2019.



This role is designed for college students in a post-secondary degree program, preferably with an agricultural background in Seed Science/Seed Physiology at a Junior level. Other degrees that will be considered: industrial sciences, occupational safety and health, supply chain management or related field with a broad interest in the agriculture industry.

  • Knowledge of crop production and general agronomy

  • Strong interest in production agriculture and seed science/technology

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Must possess strong safety habits

  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment

  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, flexible, highly dependable, with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, deadline driven environment

  • Ability to work in laboratory environment having limited exposure to chemicals, dust, noise, and temperature variation.

"We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.”

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Part-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Temporary

Job Type: Internship

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