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Canola Breeding Research Intern 2022

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Job ID 142596 Date posted 08/26/2021 Location : Elm Creek, Canada | Camrose, Canada | Aberdeen, Canada

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

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Envision an internship where you get the chance to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a real-life environment and then multiply that tenfold. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse internship programs in the industry. During the internship, you will tackle real challenges, cultivate your curiosity, have client exposure, enjoy both personal and team accomplishments and have your initiative acknowledged along the way. You will collaborate and establish relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work and culture. We look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce! 

Canola Breeding Research Internship

Working with a Research Agronomist, you will run and maintain canola research plots in Western Canada. The private research trials that you lead will be used in the evaluation of specialty canola oil varieties with commercial potential. We are looking for students that are results-oriented, innovative, and have desire for continuous learning and can quickly adapt to a constantly evolving environment.  


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 optimally and to meet all business objectives. 

Internship Programming

We offer both housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to interns who qualify (based on mileage) 

Internships are paid and 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 or recommended to other positions with Cargill. 

Job Locations

Aberdeen, SK 

Elm Creek, MB 

Camrose, AB 

Required Qualifications

  • Pursuing a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in an Agriculture-related field, graduating between December 2022 and May 2024. 
  • Students enrolled in a co-op program are considered  

  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada  

  • A valid Canadian driver's license and clean driving record, willing to travel if needed within Western Canada 

  • Ability to acquire heavy trailer endorsement 

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

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

  • Candidates must be willing to relocate if necessary to one of the locations listed above or within reasonable commuting distance 

  • Able to complete at least a 16-week internship May - August 2022 

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Agriculture 
  • Experience hauling with gooseneck or bumper hitch trailers 

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With more than 150 years of experience, Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. 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. Learn more at

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