Global Research and Development Intern (R&D, 6 months, starting March’17)

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Type Research internship

In your role as Global R&D Intern you will be given full responsibility and accountability for projects from the beginning of your placement and you’ll have an opportunity to fully integrate and actually make a difference. We offer internships in different expertise areas within R&D like Product, Packaging and Process Development, Sensory Science, Ingredient Research and Regulatory Affairs.
You will be able to independently plan and execute experiments related to your project areas, as well as produce technical reports/presentations and periodically communicate key findings to stakeholders. You will be a part of one of the teams within R&D, but also have the opportunity to interact with your peers in other departments within and outside of R&D. In addition, at busy times, you may be expected to support other ongoing project activities outside of your immediate team and, for some disciplines, occasional international travel may be required.


This role is for Bachelor or Master students in the final phase of their studies for a minimum 5 month internship at our Utrecht Research and Development Center. You have grounded your knowledge to degree level of Food science, Nutrition, Engineering, Chemistry or Physics study. You are creative, result oriented, proactive and have a passion for product and technologies. You can work in a team as well as independently. You are a fluent English speaker and experienced user of MS Office products. To be successful in this role you should be naturally inquisitive, a technical problem solver and passionate about technical excellence, open to acquiring new skills and able to demonstrate strong analytical, communication and presentation skills. You are also passionate to take on new responsibilities and build strong relationships, act proactively, use your analytical skills to turn complex technical data into actionable recommendations.

Preference for bachelor or master student No preference
Study BSc Natuurwetenschap en Innovatiemanagement, MSc Innovation Sciences
Field Innovation, Environmental and Energy Sciences
Starts March
Length 5-6 months
Location Utrecht
Language English
Application procedure

Please send applications to until 4th of December.
For further information, please visit

Jacobs Douwe Egberts

4 December, 2016
Vleutensevaart 35
3532 AD Utrecht

Oleksandra Ananyeva

Contact Faculty of Geosciences
Frank van Rijnsoever (IS)