Cargill Agronomy Research Intern 2019 in Camrose, Alberta

Agronomy Research Intern 2019

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

Description

You will work with the Research Agronomist to manage and maintain canola research plots in Western Canada. The private research trials that you manage will be used in the evaluation of specialty canola oil varieties with commercial potential. We are looking for highly ambitious, innovative, have desire for continuous learning and are able to quickly adapt to a rapidly evolving and highly motivated research/ team environment.

Training:

You will assist in successful research trial management, which includes seeding cultivating, spraying, harvesting, and data collection. You will operate and perform some maintenance on small plot equipment, including seeders, sprayers, swathers and combines. You will work with an interdisciplinary team including other research and support teams to organize resources effectively and to meet all business objectives.

Internship Programming:

  • Cargill offers relocation reimbursement to interns who qualify (based on mileage).

  • Internships are paid and are at least 16 weeks in duration.

  • Day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern.

  • Interns who demonstrate exceptional performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered a full-time position for the following year.

Job Locations:

  • Elm Creek, MB

  • Camrose, AB

  • Aberdeen, SK

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in an Agriculture-related field, graduating between December 2019 and May 2021.

  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada

  • A valid Canadian driver's license and clean driving record

  • Ability to obtain heavy trailer endorsement

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, self-motivated and attentive to detail

  • Strong problem solving, analytical, decision-making, and organizational skills

  • Willing to travel if needed within Western Canada

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an internship opportunity anywhere in the Canada.

  • Able to complete a 16-week internship in the summer (May - August 2019)

  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance

  • Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Agriculture

  • Experience hauling trailers

  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to operate machinery

  • Overall 3.0 GPA or higher

Job Research and Development

Primary Location Canada-Saskatchewan-Aberdeen

Other Locations Canada-Alberta-Camrose, Canada, Canada-Manitoba-Elm Creek

Req ID: CAN00607