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Intern (m/f/d) Field Trials (Seligenstadt)

Intern (m/f/d) Field Trials (Seligenstadt)

Field of Work:  Breeding stations

Seligenstadt, Bavaria, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type:  Temporary
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  5924

KWS continuously offers internships on a full-time basis at our breeding station in Seligenstadt near Würzburg within KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA. The typical duration of the paid internships is at least two months, preferably longer, in the period between April to November. Students (f/m/d) gain initial work experience in practical field trials in the crops sugarbeet, cereals, oil seed rape, corn and/or catch crops, in one or more of the following topics:


  • Maintenance of the breeding yard
  • Yield trials
  • Seed production
  • Data analysis
  • Use of special machinery for plant breeding

Your tasks can be:


  • Manual and mechanical maintenance of the trials
  • Trait-scoring and all technical tasks related to plant breeding
  • Practical work during the harvest of trial fields
  • Preparation and sowing of trial seeds
  • Participation in training events at the breeding station
  • Support of the team at external locations if necessary


Your profile:


  • Student (undergraduate or graduate) in agriculture, agronomy, horticulture or related fields (or technician for agriculture)
  • Strong interest in practical plant breeding
  • Resistance to outdoor work under different weather conditions
  • Willing to work extra hours during peak season
  • Cooperation and team spirit
  • Willing to travel to external locations with short-term stays
  • Very good knowledge of German and basic knowledge of English would be an advantage
  • Class B and T driving licence is desirable (car & tractor)


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


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 €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. 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, sugarbeet, 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 €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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