Syngenta Agronomy Seed Production Intern in Washington, Iowa

Agronomy Seed Production Intern- Washington, Iowa

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.

About this Job:

The purpose of this role is to introduce the intern to the seed production operation, gaining experience by taking responsibility for selected field production operations in support of the production of a reliable supply of high quality seed. The intern will take on several roles based upon field production practices, plant processing requirements and distribution needs.

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

    Estimated Duration: May 2019- August 2019

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support Agronomists and Field Production Technicians in field related activities as directed at the Washington, Iowa production site

  • Participate in accurate and timely crop scouting and data collection of emergence and vegetative growth stages, silk and pollen shed notes, stand counts, and IPM scouting thresholds

  • Perform activities related to planting, scouting, weed and insect management, rouging, detasseling, safety, training, and reporting at the site

  • Perform a project to study a potential production improvement. Present findings at a poster show in August

  • Perform other duties as required to meet field operation or plant needs


  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Student must be pursuing a Bachelors or advanced degree in an applicable discipline (Major in Agronomy, Ag Business or Mechanized Systems is preferred)

  • Fluent in English

  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US

    Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills to work well with co-workers on plant tasks

  • Good writing and math skills

  • An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision

  • The ability to communicate information (written and spoken) is highly desired in this position

  • Trusted - Will need to make good sound judgment calls in regards to seed quality management that will be for the best interest of the company

  • Excellent computer skills including proficiencies in both Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word

  • Innovative - To always look to implement new procedures or technologies to improve work efficiencies

  • Detail/Accuracy Oriented - All procedures and policies must be understood and followed. Data entry into data management systems must be accurate due to decisions being made by other departments based on the information given

  • Ability to perform basic math functions

    Work Level: XZ

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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Title: Agronomy Seed Production Intern

Location: Iowa-Washington

Requisition ID: 18002027