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Summer 2024 Intern, Analytical Lab

Your Opportunity as an Analytical Lab Intern 

As an intern within our Analytical Lab, you will gain experience in our corporate analytical laboratory.  You will enhance your food product analytical attributes knowledge base.  You will operate analytical equipment (i.e. GC or LC, pH, Aw, viscosity, color, % protein, %moisture, and density) for food categories.  You will perform laboratory projects and create analytical reports within Smucker databases.  You will assist with general laboratory upkeep, inventory management, and ISO 17025 Certification support.  You will manage an individual analytical project requiring a presentation at the end of the internship.   


Location: Orrville, Corporate Offices 


Work Arrangements: Hybrid, 25% in office expectations  


In this role you will:  

Manage an individual research project to support the business 

Gain hands-on experience with instrumentation and general lab upkeep  

Apply Analytical Chemistry skills to the food industry  

Interact, communicate, and collaborate with cross-functional groups (R&D, Sensory, Manufacturing) to optimize analytical challenges 

Obtain relationships with other interns and business professionals to support your future endeavors   


What we are looking for:  

A Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing in school with prerequisite educational experience in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, or relevant field   

A GPA of 3.0 or higher   

A well-rounded skill set including strong chemistry and mathematics background, general laboratory experience, computer knowledge and skills, highly adaptable and flexible to a dynamic environment, self-motivated, high-energy level 


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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