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Innovation for crop protection


Ensuring better harvests worldwide as an agronomist at BASF.

As a reliable partner for agriculture BASF delivers tried and tested innovative solutions for crop protection. Our products and services help farmers to significantly improve the profitability and quality of their products.

We therefore offer agronomists exciting tasks in research, development, and registration as well as in sales and marketing. Our goals require new solutions that cover the global demand for more and better food and feed and combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. We want the best results, and you, as an agricultural scientist, will be given a lot of responsibility from the very start at BASF.

As an agriculture student you can get to know BASF during an internship or write your thesis in one of our departments. Get a glimpse into research, development, and registration or in sales and marketing to gather practical experience. You will discover challenging tasks as part of your placement. Send us an unsolicited application or apply to one of our open positions.

BASF offers you numerous opportunities to complement your learned academic know-how with practical experience. As an agriculture student you have not yet finished your university studies. You communicate fluently in English and German, and you enjoy working in an inter-cultural and interdisciplinary team. You are open to new things and enjoy technical and scientific challenges, which you approach purposefully and solve using innovative means. Ideally you should intend to spend three to six months with us, working on a current and exciting challenge together with our experts.

Your internship will take place in the business unit Crop Protection. Here, we are looking for ways to cover the growing demand for increased agricultural productivity and healthy food for people and animals. Our focus is on product innovations for crop protection.

Your introduction will be "on the job" in a committed, competent team, under the guidance of an experienced employee. This will teach you responsibility and an approach to scientific work on a defined industrial project.

As part of the BASF team you will work for example on:

  • implementation, assessment and analysis of field trials for newly developed crop protection solutions
  • projects in the greenhouse for screening new ingredients
  • plant cultivation and creation of test systems
  • implementation and analysis of regulatory studies for registering crop protection solutions
  • Analysis and assessment of the crop protection market and benchmark analysis

BASF offers you many opportunities to complement theory with practical experiences. By completing an internship with us you will gain an insight into how a company working on a global scale operates with global partners. You will learn from experts in your specialist area and benefit from personal internship support from our competent specialists. You can lay the foundations for your professional future by creating your personal network within our interdisciplinary community.