BASF - Weather/Climate Data Scientist Internship (Seasonal Forecasting)

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2019. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Weather/Climate Data Scientist Internship (Seasonal Forecasting) – BASF Digital Farming

Where the Chemistry Happens
We are currently seeking a motivated Intern like you to join our Digital Farming team. The BASF Digital Farming team develops weather, remote sensing, and model-based agricultural solutions for addressing crop production challenges and components: disease and nutrient management, yield prediction, phenology, seeding, and sustainability.

In this role, you will develop sub-seasonal and seasonal weather forecast products for use in agricultural models. You will interface closely with BASF’s digital farming R&D teams – including weather, data science, and agronomy – to provide support for appropriate forecast data use and model development.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate experience with advanced statistics and data analytics and your ability to write well-structured, efficient, easily maintainable, and well-documented research code. You will also gain valuable practical experience in modern data science packages and frameworks, geospatial analytics, and AWS cloud technologies.

Formula for Success

  • Degree or degree progression in meteorology, agronomy, statistics, and/or computer science with an emphasis on longer range weather applications
  • Experience or familiarity with at least one modern data science language, preferably Python or R (Python strongly preferred)
  • Strong interest or experience in applying forecast data to real life problem-solving.
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis to validate and improve data / models
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills for working with a remote team

Send your résumé and cover letter to Jared Oyler (jared.oyler@basf.com) and Sonya Miller (sonya.miller@basf.com) to apply for this internship.