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Corteva Agriscience Greenhouse Technologies Intern - 3 Month (Johnston, IA) in Johnston, Iowa


Grow what’s next. Be challenged. Grow your future. Corteva Agriscience is seeking a research Intern to participate in a 3-month internship designed to give a broad based exposure on the day-to-day activities within the agricultural research based greenhouse in Johnston, IA. Position duration is May to August 2021.

Responsibilities - What You'll Do:

  • You will be part of the team that manages plant quality- a horticulturally based approach to growing numerous agricultural crops within one of the most advanced greenhouses in the United States. The role will focus mostly on learning about integrated pest management; where you would support the team that manages insects and disease on numerous agricultural crops that include intensive use of beneficial insects, innovative equipment, and software to manage pests.

  • Support the pilot testing of new software and technology while learning about sensor-based irrigation and fertilization, the use of supplemental lighting in the greenhouse, environmental controls using technology to manage and make informed decisions to produce high quality plants.

  • You will gain valuable hands-on experience learning about many aspects of plant quality and how technology can support this.

  • You will be expected to present some aspect of your experience and impact to the greenhouse at the completion of your internship.


Qualifications - What You'll Bring:

  • Current sophomore, junior or senior standing at an accredited university

  • Education focus in horticulture, plant science, entomology, plant pathology, with desire and some applied experience integrating technology and horticulture

  • Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited university at the time of internship

  • Candidates should be able to work well individually and as part of a team and have a strong desire to gain real world experience in integrating technology and horticultural practices

Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here