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Product Development Intern (Caldwell, ID)

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 will be exposed to many phases of the product development process, including benchtop research, pilot plant testing, experimental design and finished product analysis. You will work under the supervision of an experienced food scientist. Regular updates will be expected both formally and informally throughout the internship, including a final presentation. There will be opportunities to interact with interns in other functions. The intern will be expected to function in a cross-functional team environment in all aspects of the internship.  This position will be expected to work onsite. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Will collaborate with food scientist and food technologist to carry out projects

Typical Education

  • Graduate and undergraduate students in Food Science, Food Engineering, or related field: must have at least core food science curriculum completed (i.e. food chemistry, food analysis, food microbiology, food processing, etc.). 
  • GPA: Minimum 3.0 

Relevant Experience

Previous experience in a product development course, product development team or as a product development intern is a benefit, but not required. 

Other Information

  • Basic laboratory and troubleshooting skills. 
  • Good organization, written and verbal communication skills. 
  • High analytical ability. 
  • Strong communication and presentation skills 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment. 
  • Ability to deliver results on challenging assignments. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on projects and results. 

Job Requisition ID: 10632

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Tech Center R&D - 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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