Crop Protection Field Development Intern-Eastern Region

Syngenta Group
Ithaca, NY
United States
Job Description

Company Description

As a world market leader in crop protection, we help farmers to counter these threats and ensure enough safe, nutritious, affordable food for all – while minimizing the use of land and other agricultural inputs. Syngenta Crop Protection keeps plants safe from planting to harvesting.  From the moment a seed is planted through to harvest, crops need to be protected from weeds, insects and diseases as well as droughts and floods, heat and cold. Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Switzerland. 

Job Description

About This Job 

We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every team member has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Field Development team is currently seeking an intern in the Eastern region (New York / Michigan).  

As an intern at Syngenta, you have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, and work on real projects finding real solutions. Work with us and you’ll get: 

  • Competitive wages  
  • Ongoing career development resources   
  • The opportunity to work on meaningful, innovative projects that solve problems 
  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs 

Estimated Duration: May 2024 – August 2024 

You will: 

  • Gain thorough knowledge and understanding of Syngenta and crop protection product development  
  • Support Crop Protection Field Development activities such trial implementation, maintenance, and data capture in field, greenhouse, and/or lab settings 
  • Identify 2-3 personal development opportunities while in the internship program 
  • Learn processes and skills utilized to develop products and technologies 
  • Develop an understanding of Crop Protection Field Development’s role in sales, marketing, and agronomy 
  • Manage a project under the guidance of Crop Protection Field Development scientist(s) 
  • Develop and deliver a summary presentation of internship experience to stakeholders  
  • Participate in monthly performance discussions with manager to enable continuous growth and improvement 



What you must have: 

  • Enrollment in an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or advanced degree program in Agriculture, Biological Science, or another closely related field of study  
  • Fluent in English 
  • A valid driver’s license and acceptable moving violations record 

Additional Information

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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