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Future Opportunities Intern Product Commercialization (Summer 2024)

Posted Date:  Sep 16, 2023
Requisition Number:  119591

Location:  Hershey, PA

Duration:  Summer 2023 (May– August)

The Product Commercialization engineering group is responsible for providing engineering support for the development of new confectionery and snack products and processes to deliver successful manufacturing solutions for the growth and innovation efforts at Hershey.

This Includes

  • Determining manufacturing feasibility by testing and evaluating products and processes in the Hershey pilot plant or at vendor facilities.
  • Developing process flow diagrams and identifying and documenting key processing parameters for each unit operation.
  • Supporting product sample production for consumer testing and sales samples.
  • Providing production startup support and training.

Key Competencies

  • Passionate with a strong desire to make a difference
  • Intellectually curious and able to deal with ambiguity and to learn on the fly
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to apply understanding of sciences (biology, chemistry, food technology, engineering) and mathematics to provide technical support to the business
  • Action oriented with good planning and prioritization skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and work both independently and in multidisciplinary groups/teams with a high level of motivation
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills along with creativity, flexibility, and initiative
  • A desire to work hands-on in the laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing environments with equipment & products.
  • Proficiency with common Windows based computer software programs, including Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access.
  • Experience or familiarity with AutoCAD, MathCAD, SAP, and programming languages is preferred





Must be an undergraduate student majoring in Chemical, Mechanical, Agricultural, Biological, Food, Engineering, or similar program from an ABET accredited engineering program at the sophomore level or higher.

  • Eligibility to work in the United States for any employer
  • A valid Drivers’ License and a means of reliable transportation
  • Availability to work 40 hours per week
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work in our North American manufacturing facilities or other assignments as required, up to 50% of the time
  • Availability to work on a flexible schedule from time to time including off-shifts and weekends
  • Ability to lift fifty pounds


Please be advised that The Hershey Company welcomes all applicants to internships. However, Hershey will not provide immigration-related support for these internships.  

Hershey also will not provide immigration-related sponsorship (such as H-1B) for entry-level roles should you later apply for one of those roles in the future. 

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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