Summer 2024 Intern, Sensory Lab
Your Opportunity as a Sensory Lab Intern
As an intern within our Sensory Lab, you will perform routine sensory panel testing of finished goods both with internal employees and external panelists (including adults and children). You will provide quality customer service to panelists and support laboratory projects which includes assisting Sensory staff with the set up of taste panels, running the panels, performing regular laboratory upkeep, etc. You will work closely with our R&D Products Research team. You will conduct a Sensory project and give a presentation on your findings at the end of your internship.
Location: Orrville, Corporate Offices
Work Arrangements: 75% -100% in office expectations
In this role you will:
Apply sensory evaluation methodologies to organize and execute consumer and trained panels through independent and teamwork, including product procurement
Maintain thorough lab records with instructions, protocols and panel execution records
Maintain clean and organized laboratory work environment including managing lab supply inventory
Maintain a strong focus on customer service to effectively communicate and have positive interactions with all panelists/consumers
Work and communicate effectively and productively with peers and project teams
Provide support to training other departments or locations for sensory evaluation needs, such as Research & Development or plant quality teams
What we are looking for:
A Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing in school with requisite educational experience in Food Science, Nutritional Science, or related science field
A GPA of 3.0 or higher
A well-rounded skill set including strong time-management, communication, teamwork skills, and a familiarity with sensory evaluation/lab research testing
Experience with Virtual Reality (VR) and/or Augmented Reality (AR) is a plus
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
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