DuPont Research Co-op - Sorghum in Plainview, Texas

Research Co-op - Sorghum (Job Number: RES00003702)


DuPont Pioneer offers various internship programs that provide a wide variety of experiences within the DuPont Pioneer business. The sorghum co-op is directed at getting first-hand training in applied breeding practices and the use of new technologies in the development of superior hybrids. The position will include both field and office-related activities but will be heavily field based.

Field activities will include supervising crews, data collection, and assisting with yield trial and nursery activities and maintenance. Office-related duties will include hands-on data analysis, literature searches and background research, as well as assisting scientists with daily activities.

This position will be located at the Plainview, TX research center and will start in May of 2017.

Part of the Co-op Internship Program is completing an assigned project and presenting the results at the conclusion of the internship.


Candidates must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or related field, in at least a Junior status or pursuing a graduate degree. Previous research experience is preferred but not required. The candidate should feel comfortable working with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word). Previous experience or coursework in statistics, plant genetics, and crop physiology is desired. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Candidates should be able to work independently or with a team. Candidates must be willing to work outside in tough working conditions and in the office.

DuPont Pioneer ( ), headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. DuPont Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Texas-Plainview

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Limited Term

Job Type: Internship