2018-2019 Campus Internship – Field Research Intern (Iowa)
Corteva Agriscience is seeking a Field Research Intern to participate in a 3-month internship designed to give broad based exposure on the day-to-day activities of a breeding program.
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.
Interns in the program will be expected to participate in all aspects of the research center's activities.
In addition, each intern will be expected to conduct a small research project that they will present at the conclusion of the internship. Position duration is May to August 2019.The individual will be involved with field plot research, planting, plot establishment and maintenance, organizing and completing pollination, harvesting and analyzing samples, and data collection of traits important to a breeding program.
A key component of the 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.Qualifications:Education and ExperienceCollege Sophomore, Junior or Senior standingEducation focus in Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, Biology or a related fieldAgricultural background beneficialMinimum GPA requirement of 3.0Must be enrolled at an accredited university at the time of internshipCompetenciesPrevious research experience preferred, but not required. Computer skills (Excel, Access, and electronic data collection) are a plus. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Candidate should be able to work independently or with a team.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.