The colleagues from the Seed Production department are responsible for the worldwide management of seed production. We are looking for a motivated and hardworking student in our Research team in Warmenhuizen (The Netherlands). During this internship you can conduct your own research on vegetable seed production with the focus on Entomology.

Internship Seed Production Research with the focus on Entomology

Internship period: June 2021 until September 2021 (fulltime)

Job description

Insects are very important for seed production in several different ways; whether in pollination, as pests or natural enemies of pests (biological control). In this research, the focus is mainly on understanding and improving pollination on seed production. You will investigate the interactions among plants, pollinators and the environment. With this knowledge, your own experiences and literature review you will develop ideas and methods for improving insect pollination within seed production. The trials take place in the field, greenhouse and laboratories of Bejo in Warmenhuizen. Next to that, you will have the opportunity to join projects that involve integrated pest management and seed production methods.

This internship enables you to develop your own questions, research hypothesis and conduct trials. You gain experience in planning and performing field, greenhouse and laboratory experiments, insect-plant interactions, seed production methods, laboratory techniques and data analyses. At the end of your internship, you will have the opportunity to present your results, conclusions, and recommendations to the Seed Production Research Department.

Job Requirements

  • You are doing BSc on Plant/Biological Sciences or horticulture/Agronomy
  • You are a hardworking person and have interest in horticulture/agriculture, plant science and plant-insect interactions
  • You have good level of English
  • You are in possession of a driver’s license


For more information, please contact Cleide Dias, Entomologist, at, telephone number 0226-396162. Further information regarding our company can be obtained by visiting Over Bejo en Onze collega's. You can also visit our website

Are you interested in this internship? Send your CV and motivation letter trough the button 'Solliciteer direct!'.

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