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Intern Food Science - Product Development

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Product Development Intern has the responsibility of working with the Sr Food Scientists and Product Development Technicians to understand and apply fundamental Food Science principles.  Gathering data and applying these principles help companies to make decisions based on objective rather than subjective factors.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work alongside a Product Development Sr Food Scientist designing an experiment using food science principles.
  • Work with the Product Development team executing the design of experiment, collecting and analyzing data and report writing.
  • Support current business needs. Work with cross-functional team including marketing, quality assurance and process R&D to support the Product Development process.
  • Present the project objective and key learnings to the Simplot Technical Center staff at the end of the internship
Typical Education

Enrolled in 4-year degree program.

Relevant Experience
  • Food Science courses
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-starter
  • Can work with minimal supervision
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer proficient (Microsoft Word, Excel)
Other Information
  • Limited travel
  • 40 hours/week, compensation based on year in school and academic years completed
  • This is a 12 week summer internship based in Caldwell, ID

Job Requisition ID: 2308

Travel Required: None

Location(s): Tech Center - Caldwell 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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