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Intern Quality & Regulatory Compliance (Summer 2023)

Posted Date:  Mar 10, 2023
Requisition Number:  117335

Location:  Hershey, PA

Duration:  Summer 2023


The Hershey Company is seeking two summer interns to manage and support small-to-medium sized projects, one position focused on Food Safety and Quality and the other position focused on Food Regulatory Affairs.  These positions will require working in corporate, plant and virtual environments.  These positions provide an excellent opportunity to gain meaningful experience in the Food Safety, Food Quality and Food Regulatory functions.


Overview of Internship and Potential Projects


Food Safety and Quality

    • Lead Food Safety and Quality Improvement Projects
    • Support innovation projects
    • Support capacity expansion projects
    • Develop new and update existing specifications
    • Map processes to improve reliability
    • Provide assistance with gathering data/information
    • Evaluate software applications
    • Develop training materials
    • Support root cause analysis, corrective action, and preventive action steps
    • Manage own projects as well as support other Quality Specialists


Food Regulatory Affairs

    • Food Regulatory Compliance projects
    • Provide regulatory and compliance support for innovation projects
    • Develop new and update existing labeling materials
    • Develop and revise export documentation
    • Use digital and software tools for horizon scanning and compliance
    • Support root cause analysis and risk assessments for ingredient updates and product reformulations impacting labeling
    • Manage own projects as well as support other Regulatory Specialists


Required Skills


    • Strong analytical skills, problem solving skills and excellent interpersonal skills
    • Verbal and written communication skills are critical in this assignment
    • Strong computer skills
    • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel; SAP and Microsoft Power BI experience a plus
    • Able to effectively address all levels within the organization
    • Strong influencing and leadership skills with the ability to challenge decisions and facilitate change
    • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with and influence the decision making of senior management
    • Exemplary organizational skills
    • Ability to respond to a diversity of requests
    • Must be detailed oriented
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to travel to various manufacturing sites throughout the United States
    • The successful candidate must be capable of working independently after receiving direction
    • **Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) while working in the production (and office) areas



  • Enrolled in college, pursuing a degree
  • Preferred declared majors are food science, food law and regulation, nutrition science, chemistry, biology, or a similar discipline
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.8 is required, an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
  • Reliable transportation

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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