DuPont Field Research Intern (Cairo, GA) in Cairo, Georgia

Field Research Intern (Cairo, GA) (Job Number: 019078W-03)


DuPont Pioneer is seeking a Field Research Intern to participate in a 3-month internship designed to give broad based exposure to the day-to-day activities of a breeding program. Interns in the program will be expected to participate in all aspects of the research center's activities. In addition, each intern will be expected to conduct a small research project that they will present at the conclusion of the internship. Position duration is May to August 2018.

The individual will be involved with field plot research, planting, plot establishment and maintenance, organizing and completing pollination, harvesting and analyzing samples, and data collection of traits important to a breeding program. A key component of the position will be the collection of high quality data on specific traits of economic importance. The individual will be expected to travel to other locations as part of the data collection process. As part of the program, the individual will be expected to lead groups of co-workers to complete required tasks.


Education and Experience

College Junior or Senior standing, majoring in Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, or a related field. Agricultural background beneficial.


Individual must display a high degree of self-motivation, self-initiative and ability to work well with others. Good communication and interpersonal skills along with strong computer aptitude are essential. Previous research experience preferred, but not required. Computer skills (Excel, Access, and electronic data collection) are a plus.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Georgia-Cairo

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Limited Term

Job Type: Internship

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