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Internship / Thesis: Precision crop establishment to enable precision farming

Date: Apr 3, 2021

Location: Kaiserslautern, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 67657

Company: John Deere

Welcome to John Deere, the leading manufacturer of agricultural, forestry, construction, lawn and grounds care equipment supported by comprehensive parts and financial services solutions. With around 73,500 employees worldwide, we generate total sales of $39 billion. Join us and be key in managing the biggest global challenge: supplying 7 billion people with food, clothing and infrastructure. 


The Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) of John Deere in Kaiserslautern develops future trends and technologies in the area of mobile agricultural and construction machinery in cooperation with different research centers. In addition, ISG develops and sells products and services in the area of precision farming using global satellite based navigation systems (GNSS), automated steering systems, machine automation, sensor technologies, telematic system solutions, web applications as well as apps for mobile devices to optimize farming processes and to support decision making.


Starting July/August 2021, we are offering a combination of Internship and Thesis for the following topic:


Precision crop establishment to enable precision farming


Being committed to those linked to the land, John Deere’s European Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) is focusing on economic and ecologic sustainable innovations in the Ag space.

Problem Statement: Precision Farming depends on precise execution of tasks. Crop establishment and crop nutrition are key tools for farmers to bring crops to a good start. This internship includes gathering of crucial factors for machine performance, customer needs interviews and opportunities to run machines in the field to identify technical requirements to meet the crop and customer requirements.


Our Offer: Join Deere for the internship and be integrated in the Deere team.  Aspire to improve solutions for European Wheat & Oilseed Rape. The project focus will be on in-field validation of innovative solutions. You will be part of the team and will enjoy customers visits and machine operation.


The position is targeted for an internship with a BSc/MSc thesis connected (3-month internship + thesis time). This opportunity is available starting in Spring/Summer 2021.


Your profile should include: 

  • Student (m/f/d) in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Crop Science, or similar fields of study
  • Knowledge in agronomy, crop management and agricultural machinery
  • Communicative Competence
  • Well versed in MS Office
  • Good understanding of Farming Processes
  • Driving Licenses B & T




John Deere offers students:


  • an international environment
  • 35 hours per week
  • student intern connection
  • Team integration on real innovation projects


Do you want to discover diverse facets of a globally successful producer of agricultural machinery and to get to know its organization and processes?


We look forward to your online-application with complete documents attached:

  • examination and study regulations or regulations for practical semesters that tell that you do a mandatory internship (if so)
  • information about period of time (study regulations)
  • motivational letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • Current overview of grades
  • relevant certificates


 We are looking forward to your application!


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