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Seeds Production Research Intern

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Job Title: Seeds Production Research Intern
Location: Waterloo, NE, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Logistics/Distribution
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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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 Production Research team is currently seeking a Field Technology Intern in Waterloo, NE. As an intern you will be responsible for designing experiments, field and lab preparation, routine maintenance, and data analysis. You will be provided the opportunity of being exposed to research activities, allowing you to apply academic background and ultimately be exposed to both Production & Supply and Research & Development at Syngenta. 

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 2022 


    All tasks and activities assigned are executed according to the Company’s Health, Safety, and Environmental policies and procedures. Safety is Syngenta’s first priority  Develop a knowledgeable understanding of Inbred and Hybrid Seed Production in trialing and innovation within Seeds Production Research  Utilize precision agriculture technologies to drive efficiencies in hybrid seed production and trial research  Encouraged environment for creative thinking on process improvement in all aspects of Seeds Production Research  Lead and own responsibility of assigned trials and learn project management skills to aid in execution of field activities planting, plot maintenance, irrigation, treatment applications, and notes and prioritization of the project among other tasks as assigned  Assist with equipment maintenance and repairs  Support of our internal trials large scale production with internal Production & Customer  Development of strong communication skills and tools to help promote concise and productive communication to maintain agility to continue high productivity  Build a better understanding of the end-to-end seeds business through exposure/tours of other functions  Assist in managing part time workers  Skills developed throughout internship will culminate with a final report and presentation to key stakeholders and management of assigned trial  Assist with design and development of prototype field equipment to be used for corn pollen trialing, application, and research 

Education & Experience: 

    Requires a High School diploma or equivalent  Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Biology, Ag Business, Precision Agriculture, Ag Mechanized Systems, Ag Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or another closely related field of study  Prefer a student with Junior or Senior standing  Must have a valid Driver's License  All applicants must be eligible to work in the US 

Preferred Requirements: 

    High level of communication oral and/or written is extremely important to keep team organized and aware to ensure high quality trialing and execution  Attention to detail, and agility to adjust plans and execute accordingly  Independent, self-motivated, driven, and customer focused individual able to produce high quality data  Experience in Precision Agriculture is preferred but not required  Farm or agriculture background is preferred but not required 

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, 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: 08/08/21
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