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Corteva Agriscience Precision Phenotyping Summer Intern in Des Moines, Iowa


Grow what's next. Grow your future. Corteva Agriscience is seeking a Precision Phenotyping Intern to participate in a 3-month internship! The internship will be based out of Johnston, IA. As a Precision Phenotyping Intern you will have the opportunity to lead, execute, and analyze results for a precision phenotyping project as well as obtain experiences across the areas of remote sensing, plant characterization, and plant breeding research activities.

Position duration is May to August 2024.

Responsibilities - What You'll Do:

  • You will work as part of a team in one or more of the following research areas: precision phenotyping tasks associated with trait/product development, digital ag, and/or plant breeding projects.

  • You will assist the Precision Phenotyping Validation Team with tasks associated with field data collection, sensor testing, and/or model development and validation.

  • You will also manage your own research project in the area of precision phenotyping trait/tool validation with the expectation of a verbal report to a larger audience at the conclusion of your internship.

  • Intern positions provide excellent experience that can be applied to full time positions in the industry, or in preparation for additional graduate level training.


Qualifications - What You'll Bring:

  • Priority will be given to students that are at least current sophomores at an accredited university. Interns can be undergraduate or graduate students.

  • Education focus in Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Breeding, Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Biology, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Entomology, Weed Science, or a related field

  • Remote sensing or plant phenotyping background beneficial

  • Agricultural or plant breeding background beneficial

  • Knowledge of R for statistical analyses and visualizations beneficial

  • Knowledge of Python beneficial

  • Preference will be given to student with a minimum GPA of 3.0

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

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. 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. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

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