2018-2019 Campus Internship – Seed Science Intern – Research & Development (Johnston, IA)
Corteva Agriscience is seeking a student to work within the Seed Science group in Johnston, IA. The successful candidate will 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. He or she will support the development of superior corn products by testing and characterizing early-season stress tolerance to assist growers in selecting the right hybrids for their acres. 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 2019.Qualifications:Education and ExperienceCollege Sophomore standing or above, majoring in Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, or a related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0CompetenciesIndividual must display a high degree of self-motivation, self-initiative, and ability to work well with others in varying field and ergonomic environments. Good communication and interpersonal skills along with strong computer aptitude are essential. Previous research experience preferred, but not required. Computer skills (Excel, Access, and electronic data collection) are a plus.Apply for this job.