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As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.


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2024 Nestlé R&D Sensory Internship

Position Summary

The R&D Sensory Intern will collaborate with and function as part of the Sensory and Product Experience team to support and/or lead appropriate testing including the design, planning, set-up, execution, analysis, and reporting. Assist with the design and implementation of various types of descriptive, discimination, cuttings and technical tastings, and shelf-life studies. Support the documentation and development of protocols for sensory tools and methods. Work on independent research projects. Complete literature searches and summarize key learnings. The Internship will be six months in duration. Preferred start date of June/July 2024, with flexibility on the start date. 


Requirements & Preferred Skills


  • M.S. or Ph.D. students in Food Science: must have at least core sensory curriculum completed. Previous experience in a sensory internship is a benefit, but not required.
  • Completion of degree by 2026, 2025 or 2024 preferred,
  • GPA: Minimum 3.0


Skills and Knowledge

  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Writing, presentation, and general communication skills
  • Proactive cooperation, results focus, courage, initiative, continuous learning and curiosity
  • Attention to detail, a high level of organization, and ability to follow SOPs
  • Ability to consider and apply appropriate principles of sensory science in practice


Additional Requirements

  • Willing to relocate for assignment
  • Assignment for Internship will be located in Fremont, MI.
  • Sponsorship for work visas are not available for this program


It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.


To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.


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2024 Nestlé R&D Sensory Internship
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