Breeding Intern Winter Wheat USA

Breeding Intern Winter Wheat USA

Field of Work:  Breeding

Champaign, IL, US

Legal Entity:  KWS Cereals USA LLC. (0054)
Contract Type:  Temporary
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  13470

Are you looking for a summer position where you can work outside? Do you want to work with one of the biggest seed production companies in the world? Come join us starting June 2024 and get the chance to develop operations knowledge in the area of wheat breeding. You will have the opportunity to work outside with a team of experienced wheat breeding experts during wheat harvest.


What you will be doing:

  • Work in wheat fields to hand-harvest research material.
  • Assist combined harvest of yield plots.
  • Operate various types of research equipment, which may include thresher, clearness, and seed counters.
  • Organize seed stocks in the warehouse to prepare them for sowing.
  • Assist research planning operations in the field.


What you bring to the job:

  • High School Diploma, and/or pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural, Crop Sciences, Plant Breeding, Biology, or any other major.
  • Ability to work non-standard work hours, including Saturdays and some overnight travel.
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions and live up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to work well independently and with team members.
  • Excellent attention to detail.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s licenses.
  • Farming knowledge and tractor driving experience.
  • The ability to work beyond August.


We look forward to receiving your online application via our application system SuccessFactors! Please use the "Apply" function in the online advertisement.


This employer participates in E-Verify and after acceptance of a job offer, will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests, and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

Our data privacy policy for candidates is available on Please select the country where the job you applied for is posted in and, if applicable, the specific business unit.

Job Segment: Horticulture, Plant Breeding, Summer Internship, Federal Government, Scientific, Agriculture, Entry Level, Government, Engineering