Corteva Agriscience, a global agriculture company focused on developing advanced agricultural technology to solve the biggest challenges in modern farming and make the world more food-secure, invites underrepresented minority undergraduate and graduate students, and postdocs, who are interested in exploring a career in the agriculture industry, to apply for the Developing Emerging Leaders and Talent in Agriculture (DELTA) program.

This recruitment program is part of Corteva’s effort to provide equitable growth and development opportunities and drive our Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (ID&E) vision of nurturing a strong, diverse talent pipeline.

DELTA is led by members of the Corteva Research and Development (R&D) team and will take place on April 17-19, 2023, at their Johnston, Iowa facility. This program offers eligible candidates the opportunity to visit one of Corteva’s Global Business Centers and take part in a symposium where they will receive:

  • Expenses paid travel to our Global Business Center in Johnston, IA  

  • An introduction and overview to careers in Corteva R&D including our biotechnology, seed product development, crop protection, regulatory & stewardship, and farming solutions & digital groups

  • Exclusive tours of Corteva’s state-of-the-art research laboratories and greenhouse facilities

  • Meetings and interactions with Corteva R&D leadership and scientists

  • An opportunity for participants to present their own research and interview with Corteva scientists, which may lead to future engagements including: internships, mentorships, site visits to other Corteva locations, and potential employment

The deadline for applications is Feb. 27, 2023. 

The DELTA Program will take place in Johnston, Iowa on April 17-19, 2023. 

Participant Requirements:

  • Ideal applicants should have an interest in pursuing a career in industry and be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate (masters or doctoral) program with plans to complete their degree by December 2024. Post-docs within 1 year of completing their dissertation are also eligible to apply.

  • Preferred disciplines include biology, biochemistry, biological/agricultural engineering, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, data and computer sciences, chemical engineering, material sciences, molecular biology, plant breeding, entomology, plant pathology, weed science and closely related fields; no prior experience in agriculture is required.

DELTA aims to offer opportunities specifically to under-represented U.S. racial/ethnic minorities in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation, which include those who identify as African American or Black, Hispanic or Latino, and American Indian or Alaska Native. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible for participation if they meet the targeted audience requirements.

For more information, contact Corteva DELTA at 

Apply for the DELTA program:

The application deadline is February 27, 2023.  

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