Research Intern (m/f/d) in Plant Breeding and Related Fields

Research Intern (m/f/d) in Plant Breeding and Related Fields

Field of Work:  Breeding

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE Several (DE), Several (DE), DE Prosselsheim, Bavaria, DE Wetze/Northeim, Lower Saxony, DE Petkus, BB, DE Seligenstadt, Bavaria, DE Wanzleben-Börde, Saxony-Anhalt, DE Gondelsheim, BW, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type: 
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote: 
Job ID:  9801

Research Intern (m/f/d) in Plant Breeding and Related Fields


Make yourself grow!


Would you like to gain practical experience within plant breeding, digital phenotyping, data analysis, biostatistics, phytopathology, field trialing, seed sciences, or other related fields of plant breeding? 


What awaits you in an internship position:

  • The opportunity to gain significant insights into commercial plant breeding practices
  • Hands-on tasks: You will be involved in diverse technical tasks and experience a broad range of techniques in that respective season. In some cases, you might work on your own small project 
  • You will be hosted by a working group matching your study profile
  • Your KWS home base will be either in Einbeck or another breeding station in DE or even abroad. Some traveling might, in some cases, be part of your internship
  • You are in dialogue with your supervisor to develop personally and professionally
  • Establishment of contacts in the company in order to facilitate the entry into professional practice
  • Team spirit and respectful cooperation


You should bring that with you:

  • You are a student of agricultural sciences, plant breeding, phytopathology, seed sciences, data sciences, biology, or other relevant courses of study. For further disciplines/specializations you could also submit your application, we check within our teams if there is a matching opportunity corresponding to your background.
  • You indicate your field of interest in your application – and supplement it with transcripts of records, so the putative supervisors can assess your knowledge to build on
  • You identify with our corporate values: team spirit, proximity, trust, independence, and vision
  • Good to very good academic performance and relevant language skills round off your profile



We will be happy to receive your complete application (motivation letter, CV, transcripts of records, or relevant certificates). Please state in either your letter or CV your putative start and duration of the internship. Based on your application background, we will try to match you with a fitting internship placement.


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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

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