Multi-crop Summer Research Intern

Multi-crop Summer Research Intern

Field of Work:  Breeding stations

Shakopee, MN, US

Legal Entity:  KWS Seeds, LLC (0058)
Contract Type:  Temporary
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  14144

 We are looking for a Multi-crop Summer Research Intern and in this position, you will support the research activities for seed development.  You will assist with the overall management of the research plots, greenhouse activities, and develop operational knowledge in the area of seed research. The position is located in Shakopee, MN(USSH).


Essential job functions:

  • Assist sugarbeet, maize and small grain programs in sowing, transplanting, DNA/RNA sampling, ratings, notes, and seed harvest.
  • Assist field crews with thinning, weeding, assembling structures, crossing blocks, rogueing, and seed harvest.
  • Thresh, process, clean, weigh, package and set up seed in the Seed Room.
  • Perform general maintenance and cleaning or sanitation tasks.
  • Assist with other activities as assigned.
  • Ensure Company handbook, Rules, Regulations, Procedures, and safety policies are followed and personal protective equipment is used correctly.
  • Must be flexible with daily work assignments and schedule. 
  • Meet attendance requirements.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working independently or well with a team.
  • Strong problem solving, detail-oriented and organizational skills.
  • Valid United States driver’s license and the ability to travel.  
  • Basic farm and crop science knowledge


Working environment:

Perform outdoor and indoor work in variable conditions including heat, cold, dust wind, and rain. Field and farm environments with exposure to pollen and chemicals.


Physical demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


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


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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