Global Seeds Communications Intern

Syngenta Seeds

Syngenta Seeds is one of the world’s largest developers and producers of seed for farmers, commercial growers, retailers and small seed companies. Syngenta seeds improve the quality and yields of crops. High-quality seeds ensure better and more productive crops, which is why farmers invest in them. Advanced seeds help mitigate risks such as disease and drought and allow farmers to grow food using less land, less water and fewer inputs.

Syngenta Seeds brings farmers more vigorous, stronger, resistant plants, including innovative hybrid varieties and biotech crops that can thrive even in challenging growing conditions.

Syngenta Seeds is headquartered in the United States.

Position Details

Global Seeds Communications Intern
Northern Illinois
Downers Grove, IL

We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the team is currently seeking a Communications Intern to work at the Downers Grove site. From May 15 – August 11, 2023. You will work with and learn from the highest-performing team in the industry, with an opportunity to take on projects with various teams and leaders across the business.

As a Communications Intern at Syngenta, you will have the opportunity to work alongside a strong, and highly regarded Communications team, be a team member working on projects and programs that will be implemented, and gain exposure of local, regional and global campaigns.

You will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of corporate communications 
  • Create content for digital marketing for our intranet, newsletters, and more 
  • Plan in-person, on-site events 
  • Assist in the planning of the grand opening of our new Seeds R&D Innovation Center and other summer events 
  • Learn digital communications and digital tools 
  • Help create social media content 
  • Construct employee communications 
  • Develop skills and experience to further your career. 
  • Own and advance specific projects, while also being exposed to different areas of the business


  • Assist in execution of communications initiatives as assigned. 
  • Support the digital marketing effort for Global Communications, including eNewsletters, social media and event support. 
  • Assist with asset management, content audit and content creation. 
  • Learn digital technologies to support the execution and measurement of communications tactics. 
  • Develop and execute social content calendar for Seeds leaders. 
  • Support summer events as needed. 
  • Develop basic knowledge of the Seeds business.


  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a bachelor’s or advanced degree in an applicable discipline. 
  • Enrollment in a bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or other closely related field of study. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, primarily PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Forms, and Outlook. 
  • Adaptability. 
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License. 
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US, and likely Downers Grove Illinois.
  • A demonstrated passion for agriculture and food production is a definite asset 
  • Knowledge of marketing processes, data insights & analytics, agronomics, general cropping practices, agricultural technology and trends and requirements for pest control 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including strong interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to lead, be self-directed and to work as part of a team

Work with us and you’ll get:

  • Competitive pay and/or applicable class credit 
  • Ongoing career development resources 
  • The opportunity to work on meaningful, creative projects, including but not limited to content development, videos /photography, digital, social media, event planning and site communications 
  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and offers flexibility to support your school schedule

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