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Vegetable Field Production Research Intern - Pasco, WA (18032344)

Vegetable Field Production Research Intern - Pasco, WA
Requisition Number: 18032344

About this Job:  
We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Production team is currently seeking a Field Production Research Intern in Pasco, WA. 

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 

Duration: May 2022-August 2022 

  • Coordinate the design, set-up, and planting of Field Production Research (FPR) trials at all required locations domestically 
  • Perform seed lab work including trial setup, field mapping, planting preparation, seed cleaning, and labeling 
  • Perform fieldwork including planting, staking, pollination, data acquisition and seed harvest 
  • Process seed from field studies 
  • Assist in managing seed inventories in order to conduct required experiments. 
  • Manage data from experiments which includes acquisition, analysis support 
  • Assist with lab seed treatment applications and related field trial plantings 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Education & Experience: 
  • Requires a High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Plant Biology, Agricultural Business or another closely related agricultural field of study 
  • Must have a valid Driver's License 
  • Proficient in English 
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US 

Preferred Requirements: 
  • Communication-The ability to communicate information well (both written and spoken) is highly desired 
  • Detail/Accuracy Oriented-All procedures and policies must be understood and followed 
  • Autonomous-An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision 
  • Previous internship and/or co-op experience related to Agriculture is preferred but not required 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
  • Knowledge of plant physiology 
  • Knowledge of seed biology 
  • Knowledge field research techniques and technology 

What We Offer: 
A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs 
About Syngenta 
Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.  


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, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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