Intern R&D (Summer 2020)
Hershey, PA 
Posted 27 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Location: Hershey, PA

Duration: May 2020 - August 2020

R&D Intern

Residing at the Hershey Company's Technical Center, this position involves a unique opportunity to work within the Research & Development team. This team is responsible for evaluating new technologies and ingredients for improving current processes and products, and providing new product opportunities through (1) researching new discoveries, (2) taking product concept to prototype, and (3) scaling up through to commercialization. The Intern will work independently, and as a part of various teams, toward goals on project assignments. The individual should be able to interact with many different types of individuals including various scientists, product developers, marketing, consumer research and management.

This successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in either product development, technical front end innovation, process excellence, or sensory sciences. This role will require individuals to demonstrate leadership, solve technical problems, data analysis and present results.

Project responsibilities include carrying out experimental designs, performing experiments, and reporting results. Daily work responsibilities will include use of benchtop development, prototype evaluation, analyzing experimental data and executing experiments on pilot scale equipment.



  • Majors: Food Science, Food Processing Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, Ag and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Must be a Bachelors (a junior or senior) or Master's student. Graduating seniors will be considered only if enrolled in a graduate program.
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0


  • Prior internships with related experience are highly valued
  • Knowledge/ skills/ abilities
  • Strong interest in hands-on work and problem solving
  • Highly motivated
  • Comfortable with laboratory and pilot plant equipment
  • Proficient in written and communication skills
  • Computer literate (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Able to work independently
  • Flexible as priorities change

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
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