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Spring/Summer 2024 Intern, Packaging

Your Opportunity as a Packaging Intern 

As an intern within our Packaging department, you will leverage the state of the art packaging lab to enable data-based decision making through the use of a variety of test methods. You will contribute to packaging sustainability goals by implementing source reduction/cost reduction on a variety of materials. Collaborate with internal business partners such as Marketing, Procurement, Operations and Creative to enable meaningful packaging improvements visible on store shelves and in the pantry of Consumers.  

 You will also have the opportunity to improve technical expertise by completing projects with one of our many manufacturing plants.     


Location: Orrville, Corporate Offices 


Work Arrangements: Hybrid, 60% in office expectations  


In this role you will:  

Collaborate with external supply base to bring your ideas to life by identifying structure improvements while evaluating the impact on sustainability, production line efficiency and material cost.  

Support ongoing material evaluation activities, including data collection and statistical analysis for a variety of packaging types (e.g. rigid containers, closures, flexible films, cartons and corrugated).  

Complete a variety of packaging test methods and subsequent documentation such as Vibration, Drop, Side Impact, Compression, Tensile and Burst Tests.  

Maintain technical documentation, including How2Recycle database, pallet patterns, technical drawings and assembly instructions. 

Support production line assessments of alternative packaging solutions  


What we are looking for:  

A Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing in school with requisite educational experience in Packaging Engineering 

A GPA of 3.0 or higher  

A well-rounded skill set including strong time-management, communication, and teamwork 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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