Inari is the SEEDesign™ company. We embrace the diversity and complexity of nature in every aspect of our business to drive innovation – to push the boundaries of what is possible. Through our unrivaled technology platform, Inari uses predictive design and advanced multiplex gene editing to develop step-change products. We are taking a nature positive approach to unlock the full potential of seed that will transform the food system. The results will lead to more productive acres delivering value creation for farmers and a more sustainable future for our planet.
Our success is dependent on great minds, collaborating to generate bright ideas and deliver exceptional outcomes.
We have over 230 employees, with research sites in Cambridge, MA (USA) and Ghent (Belgium), as well as a product development site in West Lafayette, IN (USA). We’ve deliberately built a team that brings diversity of thought to all aspects of our business, to generate new ideas, approaches, and ways of operating. And we've intentionally combined experience with potential, bringing agriculture industry experts with the desire to innovate together with bright minds from academia, human therapeutics, software, and consulting. If you want to be part of a diverse and inclusive team developing unique solutions to feed the world while protecting our planet’s natural resources, we’d love to hear from you!
About the role....
We are looking for a summer intern to work from May through August 2023 that will support our Product Development Operations team. Students will perform a variety of responsibilities at the Inari Farm with a focus on pollinations of corn and soybeans. This role reports to the Nursery Operations Lead and is based out of our location in Lafayette, IN. We are looking for students who want to help Inari feed the world; if this is you, please apply!
As a Field Research Operations Intern, you will…
- Lead or assist with all aspects of field operations including plot maintenance, pollinations, data collection, and irrigation activities.
- Supervise and train temporary employees and ensure a safe working environment
- Gain an understanding of field operations related to corn and soybean breeding.
- Assist with inventory and quality assurance management.
- Travel locally to Inari sites as needed.
- Enjoy the opportunity and experience of working in the field during the growing season
- Undergraduate student in the School of Agriculture
- Ability to work from May 15, 2023 through August 11, 2023
- A strong sense of purpose and drive to develop unique, high impact solutions.
- Adaptability and enthusiasm for new challenges, innate curiosity, and a passion for learning.
- Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks, and the ability to recognize and learn from failure.
- A collaborative mindset that is open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback.
- Ability to work both independently and deliver on responsibilities within a highly collaborative environment.
- Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse range of individuals and audiences.
- Ability to work outside in all reasonable weather conditions.