Internship Breeding Leek


Enkhuizen, The Netherlands

Internship Breeding Leek

What are you going to do?

As intern Breeding you will work together with the Leek Breeding team and contribute to the development of new crop varieties. You will also work closely together with colleagues of other departments, ranging from facilities (crop workers) to researchers (cell and tissue culture).

You will get your own project to work, for example looking for solutions to develop and improve the storability and/or propagation of vegetative plant parts. During this internship, you are a full member of the leek breeding team and you are involved in all administrative and practical activities that are being performed at that time. This means that you work will in the office, greenhouse and in the field.

Your power

You have the drive to dig into your project and the ability to continue until you have found the answers you are looking for. You are an enthusiastic student who acts on own initiative, sees new possibilities and comes with creative ideas. Furthermore, you have good communication skills and are a strong team player.

 In short, you:
  • are a Bachelor or Master student (for example in Plant Breeding / Plant Sciences);
  • are available for a period of 5 months (from May 2021 – September 2021);
  • are an independent and accurate worker;
  • have good communication skills in Dutch and English language;
  • have a valid driver's license.

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers. In order to explain this properly (and as briefly as possible) we have made an animation.

For more than 80 years we are working with the best that nature offers. We support this with state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. That is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes up 6 to 10 years.

The results? Strong, healthy, tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer.

Our strength? More than 2000 passionate colleagues worldwide working together on the vegetables of tomorrow. Therefore, we continuously invest in knowledge and skills with our Enza Academy and under the flag of enzActive we organise various sports activities to stay healthy.
Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues throughout the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family company in which some 2,000 employees from over 40 nationalities spread across 6 continents work together closely in international teams.


Please, send your application to our HR department, via the button below. 

More information:
Annemarie Weening, Recruiter, +31 62970 6834

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated