23 February 2021

Bayer Plant Health Internship 2021

Description: Bayer is inviting graduates to apply for the Plant Health Internship 2021.

Bayer is seeking an enthusiastic intern who wants to gain practical experience and participate in numerous chances to learn from genuine professionals in the field of Plant Health. 

The intern will be given the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that will provide support in their daily tasks. Within Plant Breeding, the intern will support the Plant Health team in delivering maize germplasm phenotyping for market relevant biotic and abiotic stresses and the deployment of native traits. 

Location: Benoni

Closing Date:  2 March 2021

Reference: CS/Breeding/PH/Intern

In addition the intern will work on a relevant project/s.

Perimeter of responsibility : Plant Breeding Organization

  • To support operations of glasshouse, summer and winter phenotyping nurseries safely, efficiently and to a high standard to generate high quality data for use in breeding selection decisions.
  • Actively support Plant Pathology laboratory operations (disease diagnosis, pathogen inoculum production) and field operations (pathogen inoculation and rating).
  • Collaborate with Seed Production and Pipeline Delivery team in seed production and inventory management.
  • Get familiar with the usage of digital tools in data collection and databases and systems for data handling and analysis 
  • Adhere to all applicable safety and environmental regulations and procedures to ensure continued compliance with in-country Health & Safety regulations.


  • A challenging internship within a dynamic, international and multicultural company.
  • Excellent guidance.
  • Flexibility: taking into account a good work-life-study balance.
  • Opportunity for personal development and own initiative.

Experience & Qualifications
  • BSc or MSc in Plant Pathology, Agriculture, Horticulture or Biological Sciences.
  • Basic knowledge of plant pathology/mycology and/or genetics.
  • Proficient in English language - written and spoken.
Skills & Competences
  • Proactive, independent and eager to learn
  • Flexible and and with an eye for innovation
  • Good communication, language and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills
  • Detail oriented with the ability to balance multiple tasks and achieve deadlines.
Send your cover letter and CV to zarecruitment@bayer.com. No late applications will be accepted. 

Only candidates who meet the above minimum requirements will be considered. Correspondence will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates. Should you not hear from us within 4 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Bayer is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is a source of strength for our people, our clients, our partners and our communities.