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Summer 2024 Intern, Research and Development

Your Opportunity as a Research & Development Intern 

As an intern within our Research and Development organization, you will have the opportunity to independently manage and conduct all technical functions of a small research project, as well as analyze data and report on key findings.  


Location: Orrville, Corporate Offices 

Work Arrangements: On-site 


In this role you will:  

Apply product development methodologies and scientific method to organize and execute one or more of the following project types through independent or teamwork: new product development initiative(s), analytical method development, or cost savings initiative. 

Maintain thorough lab records with hypotheses, protocols, results and next steps 

Maintain clean and organized laboratory work environment 

Work and communicate effectively and productively with peers and project teams 

Provide support to other team project trials or start-ups, training other team members or locations on new lab methods/SOPs, and participate in team meetings and ideations 


What we are looking for:  

A Sophomore or Junior standing in school with requisite educational experience in Food Science or a related field 

A GPA of 3.0 or higher  

A well-rounded skill set including strong time managementability to keep detail-oriented records, proven leadership abilities, good organization, and project management skills  


Why the J.M. Smucker Company’s Internship Program is Right for You 

Looking for a world-class internship program at a Fortune 500 company? At Smucker, we’re committed to offering you that world-class experience and the opportunity to:  

Learn: Realize your potential in a collaborative, supportive environment where you’re part of the Smucker Family and challenged to be your best.   

Grow: Receive hands-on training from a dedicated mentor and connect with peers and leaders across our Company.   

Lead: Contribute to high-profile projects that support our strategic priorities along with opportunities to get involved in many ways including our continued progress on the journey to become the organization we expect to be on inclusion, diversity and equity. We firmly believe that an inclusive environment and diverse organization strengthens our Company and enables every employee to reach their full potential.  


Beyond the purposeful work you'll be doing each day, we offer a wide variety of perks to help make your experience a memorable one. Examples include: 

Unique opportunities to network and engage with company leadership 

Participate in tailored professional development sessions 

Take part in networking events and outings with fellow interns 

A fully equipped fitness center with a basketball court, indoor walking track and rec league sports 

The Orchard, our gourmet cafeteria serving breakfast and lunch, with specials derived from seasonal and local ingredients 

A competitive compensation package and paid corporate holidays 

Employee discount at our Company Store 

Housing stipend for those relocating for their internship 

Learn more about working at Smucker: 

Our Internship Program 

Our Thriving Together Philosophy Supporting All Impacted by Our Business  

Our Continued Progress on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity  


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