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Future Opportunities Intern R&D (Summer 2023)

Posted Date:  Sep 16, 2022
Requisition Number:  115215

Location:  Hershey, PA

Duration:  Summer 2023


R&D Intern 

Residing at the Hershey Company's Technical Center, this position involves a unique opportunity to work within the Research & Development team. This team is responsible for evaluating new technologies and ingredients for improving current processes and products and providing new product opportunities through (1) researching new discoveries, (2) taking product concept to prototype, and (3) scaling up through to commercialization. The Intern will work independently, and as a part of various teams, toward goals on project assignments. The individual should be able to interact with many different types of individuals including various scientists, product developers, marketing, consumer research and management.
This successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in either product development, technical front end innovation, process excellence, or sensory sciences.  This role will require individuals to demonstrate leadership, solve technical problems, data analysis and present results. 


Project responsibilities include carrying out experimental designs, performing experiments, and reporting results. Daily work responsibilities will include use of benchtop development, prototype evaluation, analyzing experimental data and executing experiments on pilot scale equipment. 



  • Majors: Food Science/Food and Nutritional Sciences, Food Processing Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Ag and Biological Engineering
  • Must be currently enrolled in a  Bachelors program (Graduation date winter 2023 - spring 2025)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 



  • Prior internships with related experience are highly valued
  • Knowledge/ skills/ abilities
  • Strong interest in hands-on work and problem solving
  • Highly motivated
  • Comfortable with laboratory and pilot plant equipment
  • Proficient in written and communication skills
  • Computer literate (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Able to work independently
  • Flexible as priorities change

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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