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Cereals Breeding Internship

Cereals Breeding Internship

Field of Work:  Breeding

Bergen, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  4223

KWS continuously offers internships on a full-time basis at our Cereals Breeding Station in Bergen-Wohlde, Germany. The typical duration of the paid internships is at least one month in the period between May and October.

Students (f/m/d) will get insight and first hand working experience in practical plant breeding in one or more of the following areas:


  • Yield Trials
  • Seed Production
  • Line Development
  • Data Analysis

Your tasks can be:

  • Trait-scoring and all tasks related to technical breeding
  • Support trial-seed's production team in Italy
  • Hands-on work during harvest of yield trials and inbreed lines
  • Hands-on work in crop conditioning
  • Prepare and sow testing seed
  • Participation in lectures about practical plant breeding and management of breeding companies


Your profile:

  • Student (undergraduate, graduate) in agriculture, agronomy, horticulture or related fields
  • Strong interest in practical plant breeding
  • Resistance to outdoor and greenhouse work at diverse weather conditions
  • Willingness and flexibility to work extra hours during peak season
  • Cooperation and team spirit
  • Availability to travel
  • Good proficiency in English, basic German is advantageous
  • Driving license class B is desirable

We would like to receive a motivation letter including the information in which of the above listed areas you are interested in, your CV and relevant references.

About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.700 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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