Trait Field Solutions Intern
Monsanto - Kīhei, HI

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  • Kihei, HI or Lubbock, TX-0063E

The Monsanto Trait Field Solutions team is recruiting a motivated student to join our Kihei, Hawaii research program as a summer intern. During this paid, 3-month summer assignment, the intern will gain practical experience in Monsanto's crop trait testing program and exposure to the other related functions such as plant breeding, marker labs, and transgene development.

The Monsanto Intern Program is committed to providing Interns with the unique opportunity to gain a practical, first-hand understanding of the Trait Field Solutions programs. Interns receive the guidance of site supervisors who outline general responsibilities, provide regular feedback, assist in project assignment and completion, and arrange for the intern to receive opportunities to visit other functions.

The intern will conduct a research project and will present her/his findings to an audience of peers and to Monsanto researchers at the completion of the internship. End of summer presentations are hosted at a Monsanto site, where interns network with scientists and learn more about future career opportunities at Monsanto.

Interns must plan to return to academic studies the following fall semester in order to qualify for the program. Daily transportation to the Monsanto site is required and will be the responsibility of the Intern. Any required off-site travel will be provided by Monsanto. Extended hours can be expected during peak season; overnight travel is rare, but may be required.

All Interns are assigned a specific research project. Additional daily responsibilities include:

Nursery or yield plot planting and harvesting
Plot establishment and maintenance
Data collection
Plant pollination
Assisting with management of seasonal employees


Required Skills/Experience:
Current enrollment in BS or MS degree program in plant science or related field
Sophomore standing or higher (but not yet graduated)
Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
Personal transportation
Ability to pass Monsanto's behind the wheel driver training
Willingness/ability to relocate for the summer if necessary
Interest in exploring a career in agriculture
Detail and results-orientation with the ability to work independently
Strong motivational, organization and problem solving skills
Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel

Desired Skills/Experience:
Prior nursery or farm experience
Previous internship completed in related area

Research & Development
Primary Location
North America-USA-Hawaii-Kihei

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