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Corteva Agriscience Trait Integrated Field Science Intern - 6 Month (Iowa & Nebraska) in Johnston, Iowa


Corteva Agriscience has opportunities for Research Interns to support Integrated Field Science research activities at several research centers beginning in May 2020 until December 2020. The successful candidate will be part of a team focused on managing small plot field research trials characterizing integrated products with an emphasis on new Corn Rootworm insect control technologies. Internships available at the locations mentioned above.

Opportunities are available in Johnston, IA and York, NE.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Intern will support key research tasks during the growing season and be involved in various aspects of experimental research. Daily activities would include but not limited to seed prep, field planting, tissue collection for analytical analysis, insect infestations, field plot maintenance, installation and upkeep of insect tents, routine insect collections, trait efficacy evaluations, and lab data processing. The successful candidate will be required to follow written protocols and meet key project timelines. During peak times of the year, extended working hours will be required in various environmental conditions.

As part of this internship, the successful candidate will be required to manage and complete a research project. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to gain experience supporting diverse research projects for agronomic testing, seed applied technology, and crop protection with field scientists.


  • Current sophomore or junior standing at an accredited university

  • Education focus in Entomology, Agronomy, Plant Sciences, Integrated Pest Management, Biology, Plant Pathology, or related field. Agricultural background is beneficial.

  • Agricultural background beneficial

  • Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0

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

  • Valid driver’s license & ability to travel to remote field locations

  • Basic knowledge of key crop insect pests, crop production, and plant development

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.


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