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Digital Agronomy Intern

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Job Title: Digital Agronomy Intern
Location: Ottawa, IL, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: IT/Software Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About this Job:   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 

The purpose of this role is to introduce the intern to Syngenta’s Digital platform. The Digital Agronomy internship focuses on testing and managing Syngenta’s current and developing digital tools. The internship is located at Syngenta’s digital testing site in Ottawa, IL. The intern will take on several roles related to testing, managing digital tools and data collection. 

Duration:  May 2021-August 2021

This role will be field based in Illinois

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Functioning as an integral member of a team responsible for data collection, data entry, and providing insightful feedback related to Syngenta’s suite of digital tools
  • Exposure to on-farm trial development, presenting trial data to customers, and allowing you to apply academic background related to agronomy and trial management 
  • Perform drone flights, product applications, and plot maintenance   
  • Effectively communicating regularly with peers and supervisors regarding the status of projects and work activities 
  • Performing all tasks and behaving in a manner compliant with and in support of all safety and stewardship related company policies and practices, including completing all required company training courses 

Education & Experience: 

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Ag Business, Ag Engineering or another closely related agricultural field of study 
  • Understand and use of modern agronomic practices 
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US 

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities: 

  • Ability to use MS Office, especially Word, Excel, Power Point and other standard office software. 
  • Innovative - To always look to implement new procedures or technologies to improve work efficiencies 
  • Communication-The ability to communicate information well both written and spoken is highly desired 
  • Detail Oriented-All procedures and policies must be understood and followed 

About Syngenta  Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown.   We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. 

Work Level: UG 

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. 

Family and Medical Leave Act FMLA    

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC   

Employee Polygraph Protection Act EPPA   


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Job Post Date: 09/15/21
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