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Breeder Associate Intern

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Job Title: Breeder Associate Intern
Location: Janesville, WI, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Human Resources
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About this Job:  

We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Seeds Development team is currently seeking a Breeder Associate Intern in Janesville, WI.  

As an intern at Syngenta, you have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, and work on real projects finding real solutions. Work with us and you’ll get:  

    Competitive wages   Ongoing career development resources    The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects   Meaningful projects that solve problems 

Duration: May 2022-August/September 2022 


    Assist with spring plantings  Prepare and plant seed for research plots   Data collection and pollination  Stand counts and plot thinning  Self and cross pollinations  Post-pollination/pre-harvest notes  Ear harvesting and shipping to processing sites  Assist with summer corn nursery when available  Assist with a crew of pollinators  Learn and follow Syngenta safety and stewardship protocols  Complete training and identify concerns throughout internship program 

Education & Experience: 

    Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent  Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Business, or another closely related field of study  Must express interest in the seed R&D industry and willingness to learn   Must hold valid driver’s license and clean driving record  All applicants must be eligible to work in the US  Field corn pollination experience preferred but not required   


    Critical technical, professional, and personal capabilities  Communication – excellent written and spoken communication skills  Detail/Accuracy oriented – All procedures must be understood and followed  An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision  Proficiencies in Microsoft office word, excel, powerpoint  Ability to use professional concepts and company policies & procedures  Critical leadership capabilities  Innovative – to always look to implement new procedures or technologies to improve work efficiencies  Excellent organization and planning skills  Ability to work independently as well as in a team   Communicates inspirationally  Manages performance to high standards  Develops self and others 

What We Offer:   A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs     About Syngenta  Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.   


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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Job Post Date: 10/10/21
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