DuPont Pioneer offers various internship programs which offer a wide variety of experiences within the DuPont Pioneer business. The Professional Internship Program is designed to provide college Juniors and Seniors with the necessary knowledge, experience and skills to prepare for potential career with DuPont Pioneer. The Professional Intern – Field Operations will support safe, effective and efficient management of seed production processes. Field Operations Intern will assist the Plant Agronomist in the production of seed. They will be responsible for scouting and Integrated Pest Management duties including but not limited to: supply research studies, economic injury threshold evaluation, weed and disease identification, and crop progress reporting. The intern will play an important role in raising a quality and high yielding seed crop. The intern will be exposed to a number of duties performed by DuPont Pioneer Production Agronomist in the day to day activities of seed production. The intern will be assigned a special project by the Agronomist.
The 2018 position locations will include seed production facilities throughout out the United States. Geographic flexibility is necessary. Position start dates will be June 2018.
The preferred candidate will bean in-coming Seniorpursuing a 4 year degree in agronomy, agriculture business, agriculture studies, agricultural systems technology, or related field with a broad interest in the agriculture industry. Previous internships in production agriculture or relevant experience preferred. Strong communication skills (oral and written), teamwork and leadership skills, strong computer and analytical skills are required. Potential candidates should possess: the ability to work effectively within a team environment; lead and influence teams/projects; and the ability work in and adapt to a rapidly changing business environment. Other requirements include: the ability to work in crop production fields, have limited exposure to chemicals, dust, noise, temperature variation; moderate lifting - 50-100 lbs, ability to work long days during peak seasons. Must also be willing to travel between production locations and company headquarters as needed. Part of the Professional Internship Program is completing an assigned project and presenting the results to a group of business leaders in Johnston, Iowa. Professional development opportunities include exposure to other parts of the seed production business.
DuPont Pioneer (www.pioneer.com/careers) headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. DuPont Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™.
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