DuPont Controlled Environments Intern - 3 month in Johnston, Iowa

Controlled Environments Intern - 3 month (Job Number: 200669W-01)


Corteva Agriscience™ is an innovative and customer–focused producer of sustainable solutions for addressing food production solutions worldwide. We seek an intern to work with the plant management team to participate in research to develop and optimize growth conditions for new crops in a controlled environment setting. The successful applicant will be expected to have a small research project that she or he will present at the conclusion of the internship.


  • Conducts experiments to completion, according to specific procedures, learning to exercising independent judgment and discretion as appropriate.

  • Conduct regular plant care tasks in a controlled environment that will include but not be limited to irrigation, transplanting, integrated pest management, and fertilizer management.

  • Summarizes results of experiments, noting problem areas, while recommending actions to be taken within standard procedures.

  • A research project that she or he will present at the conclusion of the internship.

  • May be requested to assist in conducting experiments at other research sites, laboratory areas, or groups.

  • May be requested to maintain appropriate inventory of chemicals and/or supplies necessary for the completion of experiment at work location.




  • Must have basic computer skills and be able to learn and use new software as required by job

  • Be able to work with scientist to develop and execute experiments.

  • Balance multiple tasks during a day and being able to prioritize them.

  • Must be able to work independently and within a group/team setting.

  • Take direction from supervising scientist and the applying it.

  • Make daily decisions associated with conducting experiments.

  • Student majoring in agricultural or plant sciences (horticulture, plant physiology, botany, or agronomy).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as math and computer skills.

  • Individual must have a high degree of self-motivation and take initiative.

  • Knowledge of plant care in a controlled environment is preferred.

  • May be required to do physical lifting and work in varying ergonomic environments.

“We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.”

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Part-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Temporary

Job Type: Internship

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