Breeding Intern Chrysanthemum

Oudecampsweg 35C, 2678 NN De Lier, Netherlands

Flowers and plants have a strong emotional value for the people who buy them. Their potential to inspire is endless – They can make our day, brighten up the house, or turn the garden into a paradise.

Dümmen Orange is a leading breeder and propagator of flowers and plants. Our goal is to inspire people and create a better, more beautiful world. We offer an impressive portfolio of crops and varieties to growers, wholesalers and retailers around the world. 

We are looking for a Breeding Intern Chrysanthemum for our Breeding Department in De Lier.

Internship content
Are you analytically strong, can you report, do you work accurately, and are you studying biology, plant breeding, or in the agricultural sector? Then we have the perfect internship for you!

Dümmen Orange breeds ornamental crops at several locations in the Netherlands but also abroad. The crops can be divided in bedding plants, tropicals, cut flowers, perennials and bulbs. Among these different business units the breeding team for cut Chrysanthemum will be welcoming you! As a Breeding Intern you will work around different aspects of the breeding process, focusing on (quantitatively) phenotyping flowering plants, performing shelf-life trials or participating in the operational tasks of the team. Our projects need an internship of at least 4 months, and can be applied for MBO or HBO/BSc educational level.


  • Compare experimental set-ups: post-harvest treatments, Plant Growth Regulator use.
  • Capture quantitative phenotypes in ornamental trials.
  • Improve steps of the breeding program.

Who are you?

  • You are currently following a study in plant breeding, biology or in the agricultural sector.
  • You are eager to learn, dare to take initiative and suggest improvements.
  • You are analytically strong, can report on these matters and work accurately.

We offer
Dümmen Orange has enormous global ambition. This makes for a vibrant environment in which every department continues to develop in order to achieve its goals. This internship offers you the opportunity to learn and develop in your field. Within Dümmen Orange there is an informal and very accessible atmosphere where cooperation is highly valued. In addition to the assignment, an internship in a versatile department such as this is a unique opportunity to learn more about cultivation, research, and breeding in a large, international company. You will also receive an internship allowance of € 450.00 gross per month based on 38 hours per week and a travel allowance.

Who are we?
We are a leading international breeder and propagator of flowers and plants. Our breeders enhance characteristics such as colour, fragrance, and shape, as well as less visible traits like disease resistance, higher yield per square meter, and extended vase life. In production locations across Africa, South and Central America and Asia we have 330+ hectares of production space at our disposal. Here we set up our mother stock plants and propagate the starting material. Our extensive range of crops and varieties finds its way to growers, wholesalers, and retailers around the world.

With a leading R&D team, a diverse network of our own propagation sites, and over a century of experience in floriculture, we are the trusted source for industry expertise and innovation in floriculture breeding.

The products our industry produces have a strong emotional value for the consumers who buy them. Our purpose is to inspire people and create a better, more beautiful world. Our team of 6,600 dedicated, focused, and passionate professionals works across the globe. Our head office is located in De Lier, Netherlands.

Would you like to apply for this internship? Then click on the button below. For questions about the internship please contact Quentin Orpheuille via 

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