Field Sciences Intern - Corteva Agriscience, Marion, Iowa

Field Sciences Intern - Corteva Agriscience is seeking Crop Protection Discovery and Development (CPDD) Field Sciences Interns. Opportunities are available for both 4- and 7-month internships.

Description: Grow what’s next. Grow your future. Corteva Agriscience has opportunities for Research Interns to support Integrated Field Science research activities at the Research Center in Marion, IA, beginning in April or May 2022.

The successful candidate will be part of a team focused on managing field research trials characterizing integrated products with an emphasis on new Corn Rootworm insect control technologies, trait development, crop protection product characterization, and plant breeding research activities. As a CPDD Field Sciences Intern in Marion, you will have the opportunity to obtain diverse experiences across these functions responsible for product development.

Responsibilities: Intern will support key research tasks during the growing season and be involved in various aspects of experimental research. Daily activities would include but not limited to seed prep, field planting, tissue collection for analytical analysis, insect infestations, field plot maintenance, installation and upkeep of insect tents and cages, routine insect collections, trait efficacy evaluations, and data collection and processing. The successful candidate will be required to follow written protocols and meet key project timelines. During peak times of the year, extended working hours will be required in various environmental conditions. As part of this internship, the successful candidate will be required to manage and complete a research project. The successful candidate will also gain experience supporting diverse research projects for agronomic testing, seed applied technology, and crop protection breeding research activities with field scientists.

Qualifications: Current sophomore or junior standing at an accredited university Education focus in Entomology, Agronomy, Plant Sciences, Integrated Pest Management, Biology, Plant Pathology, or related field. Agricultural background beneficial.

Other Competencies: Excellent written & verbal communication, Computer & organization skills, Ability to work effectively on multiple projects & meet deadlines, Strong interpersonal skills & teamwork, Valid driver’s license & ability to travel to remote field locations, Basic knowledge of key crop insect pests, crop production, and plant development.

Contact: Debora Montezano - 3261 N Alburnett Rd. Marion, IA, 52302-0428 Phone: +1 (319) 206 4571; Email: debora.montezano@corteva.com.

Deadline to apply: Monday, January 31, 2022

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