Research and Development Interns

CortevaIndianapolis, IN

25 days ago


Job Title

Research & Development Intern - Lab Based Opportunities

Job Location

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Job Overview

Corteva Agriscience is seeking students for full-time internships within our research and development organization in Indianapolis, Indiana. We offer students the opportunity to work closely with a senior scientist in an industrial setting, and the students will have extensive opportunities to network across the company. It is desirable that students have past practical experience in a research environment generating data and have relevant computer skills. Students are encouraged to be creative and take initiative, where appropriate, and will be granted latitude for discretionary decisions and independence of action within guidelines established by their supervisor. Students are expected to always operate in a safe and efficient manner. Essential skills to this internship are interpersonal, organizational, communication, teamwork, and time management skills.


  • Limited Term
  • FullTime
  • Internship
  • High School Diploma/GED

Responsibilities - What You'll Do:

  • Participate in all phases of research including planning, preparation, calibration, application, evaluation, and analysis with supervisor.
  • Work in a safe manner and embody Corteva's safety culture.
  • Demonstrate independent and creative thinking by making novel observations, interpreting data, and drawing sound scientific conclusions.
  • Present project reviews throughout the summer and a final poster before colleagues and peers.


Internships are available in the following disciplines:

  • Analytical Chemistry: participate in a project with our analytical team developing new analytical methodology on industrial analytical equipment.
  • Organic Chemistry: participate in a novel molecule design, synthesis, or scale up project within our chemical synthesis groups.
  • Biochemistry: take part in research projects focused on one of many biochemistry related fields including plant biology, microbiology, molecular biology, plant pathology, and entomology.
  • Biology, Microbiology & Plant Biology: conduct laboratory and/or greenhouse related research with a focus on crop protection or biotechnology products.
  • Computer Science: work on one of many computer science-based projects including computational biology and/or chemistry, operations engineering, automation, software engineering, information science, statistics, and/or mathematical modeling.
  • Engineering - Chemical/Mechanical/Agricultural: participate in a project in one of many engineering related fields such as mechanical engineering, design/automation, agricultural engineering, chemical engineering, scalability/materials processing, polymer/materials synthesis and characterization, and colloids/surface-active agents.
  • Environmental Science: work on a research project supporting our sustainability goals with our environmental science teams.
  • Formulation and Material Science: participate in a product development project in one of many materials science-related fields such as design/automation, agricultural applications/engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, scalability/materials processing, polymer/materials synthesis and characterization, and colloids/surface-active agents.
  • Packaging Technology: support packaging development, packaging lab technologies, and experience the technologies used to package Corteva crop protection products. Possible projects include developing sustainable packaging offerings, packaging lab testing, building SpecRight specification system features, generation and analysis of packaging data, and support in packaging development.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Economics6%

  • Biology4%

  • Psychology4%

  • Political Science And Government4%

  • Management Science3%

  • 385 other majors76%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Deloitte
  • US Congress
  • US Department Of State
  • Microsoft
  • PwC
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Indianapolis, IN | $3,189/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,349

  • Miscellaneous$856

  • Food$407

  • Utilities$313

  • Transportation$264


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