Agricultural Field Research Seed Intern

Betaseed, Inc

Tangent , Oregon


During this internship, you will work within either the Commercial or Pre-Commercial Department during the Sugarbeet seed production cycle.  You will learn the key elements that are involved in producing a quality seed and preparing it to go to go market. This internship will begin May or June, lasting approximately 12 weeks.


  • Working within the Pre- Commercial seed department learning the process to ensure seed purity is met; perform test crosses for seed quality, and assist in all crop management activities; orWorking within the Commercial seed department assist with the supervision of crops to ensure that plants are maintained properly according to company protocol.
  • Learn to identify issues with the seed production process and provide proper direction when issues arise.
  • Assist in grower communication and coordination.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports regarding seed production.
  • Coordinate and supervise labor crews as needed.
  • Conduct germination testing and other proprietary testing
  • Ensure the Company handbook, Rules, Guidelines and Procedures, and safety policies are followed and personal protective equipment is used correctly.
  • Occasionally travel and/or drive on behalf of the business.
  • Some weekends and variable work schedules.
  • Meet attendance requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Currently pursuing an Associate’s degree in Agricultural, Agronomy, Plant Science, Biology, or related field.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Able to work weekends, varying hours including all shifts.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently solve problems and make decisions.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Proficiency with MS Office programs 


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural, Agronomy, Plant Science, Biology, or related field.
  • Strong multitasking abilities aptitude is highly desirable.
  • Mechanical aptitude.


Ability to work in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings including but not limited to hot, cold, dusty, damp, factory conditions, and office areas. Working more than a 40 hour work week, and some weekends may be needed per the needs of the business.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.