Vegetable Seeds Development Intern

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Job Title: Vegetable Seeds Development Intern
Location: Woodland, CA, CA, West United States, USA

Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Business Development/Strategic Management
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:

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 Seeds Development Intern in Woodland, CA. The purpose of this role is to introduce the intern to Vegetable Seeds Development, gaining experience by supporting the breeding and market segment team activities. This is a unique learning experience as the intern will take on several responsibilities across multiple crops.
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 ($18-$30 per hour) 
  • Ongoing career development resources 
  • The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects
  • Meaningful projects that solve problems

June 2024-September 2024


  • Foster an operational culture founded on adherence to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Support the Breeding and Market Segment Teams in field related activities for the evaluation of new experimental hybrids and new inbred lines. 
  • Implement High Throughput Phenotyping protocols in Melon, Watermelon, Squash, and Tomato.
  • Implement electronic data collection protocols and procedures - collect, document and curate data for accuracy and integrity
  • Manage and lead field crew activities during field evaluation season
  • Assist breeding and market segment teams in collecting data for trait discovery and validation projects.
  • Perform other duties as required to meet project needs


  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Student must be pursuing a Bachelor's or advanced degree in an applicable discipline (Plant Biology, Plant Breeding, Horticulture, Genetics, Agronomy, or another closely related major is preferred)
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) would be ideal but not required
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US

Preferred Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills to work well with co-workers on tasks
  • An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision
  • The ability to communicate information (written and spoken) is highly desired
  • Detail/Accuracy Oriented-All procedures and policies must be understood and followed
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiencies in Microsoft Office
  • Innovative - To always look to implement new procedures or technologies to improve work efficiencies
  • Knowledge of plant breeding

Additional Information

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.
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Company Description

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. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.

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Job Post Date: 11/01/23
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