2024 Diversity Leadership Symposium: 2025 Nestlé USA Product Development Intern

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Aimmune Therapeutics

Solon, OH, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Are you a current undergraduate student who is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion? Are you looking for a Packaging Co-Op for the fall of 2025? If you've got an appetite for an exciting career, apply now for Nestlé's 2024 virtual Diversity Leadership Symposium (DLS)! It's a three day, professional development and hiring event, taking place from August 13-15, 2024, for college students of diverse backgrounds! If selected to participate in the symposium, you will learn about Nestle’s winning culture, network with peers & current Nestlé employees, and interview for our Fall 2025 Nestlé Packaging Co-Op!

What to expect from the 2024 Diversity Leadership Symposium:

  • Gain valuable exposure to life and careers at Nestlé and discover how a diverse and inclusive environment fuels career growth
  • Network with business leaders and develop relationships with peers from universities across the nation while participating in engaging experiences
  • Interview for our Fall 2024 Nestlé Packaging Co-Op, with a chance to return to school with an internship offer in hand

You know us as the food and beverage company behind a lot of your favorites like Stouffer’s, Nesquik, Toll House, Lean Cuisine, and DiGiorno, as well as new discoveries like Sweet Earth and Essentia Water. Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is encouraged, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day!

Let’s challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. Here at Nestlé, you are empowered to become a student of the business and deliver the best to our consumers and your peers. We’re inviting forward-thinking and courageous future leaders to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset and start their journey of growth!

If you're a current undergraduate or graduate student eager to make an impact on an enormous scale, take strides into greatness and pursue your career with Nestlé USA.

What to expect for the 2024 Nestlé USA Product Development (TAG) Internship:

At Nestlé, we offer a paid summer internship in our Technical Applications Group. Our product development team leads all aspects of the entire development process, from design to manufacturing. Students are given real-life responsibilities through involvement in various activities, initiatives and the chance to lead their own projects. The projects will vary in complexity and provide good exposure to a wide range of activities performed by our product developers.

We give students the opportunity to assist in the development and industrialization of new or reformulated products, quality improvements and cost optimization. These individuals will provide technical assistance to various internal departments to support business goals and will interact with Nestlé factory staff, internal customers as well as external vendors. In addition, there may be opportunities for factory visits, factory or pilot plant testing, protocol development, cooking with our culinary team, and vendor presentations.

This program is designed to develop future professionals for our Technical Applications Group. We are looking for individuals with the right mix of talent and enthusiasm with shown leadership skills, strong analytical and communication skills and the ability to work in a team setting.

Key Outputs:

  • Development of a new product, or reformulation of an existing product, that meets the specified guardrails with the goal of delighting the consumer.
  • Reformulation of a product(s) as needed to increase productivity/deliver cost savings, ensure supply or address consumer complaints. Execute maintenance and capital projects including (scoping, bidding, executing, handling contractors, etc.)
  • Department initiative aimed at improving efficiency and consistency in systems, storage, information flow, information accessibility, etc. Coordinate project start-ups and contractors


  • Assignments for internship program will be located in Solon, OH or Arlington, VA


  • Must be enrolled in a BS or MS degree program in Food Science, Food Engineering, Bakery Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field
  • Completion of degree by Spring 2026, Spring 2025 preferred.
  • GPA of 3.0 and above preferred

Skills & Knowledge

  • Analytical skills for data tracking and results analysis
  • Strong problem solving skills and a continuous improvement mindset
  • Presentation creation and delivery skills
  • Collaborative and able to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrate outstanding learning capabilities
  • Ability to deliver results on challenging assignments
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and high performing environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills & ability to manage multiple projects and assignments
  • Strong communication skills: interpersonal, presentation, oral and written

Additional Requirements

  • Willing to relocate for assignment
  • Willing to travel to factory locations throughout the nation as needed
  • Sponsorship for work visas are not available for this program

Additional Perks:

  • Potential opportunity for full-time employment within the Technical Applications Group based on performance in the role
  • Exposure to senior leadership/project presentation
  • Immersion into a dynamic and collaborative work culture with diverse colleagues
  • Work with an influential industry leader in consumer-packaged goods
  • Mentorship/Buddy Program
  • Furnished subsidized housing for qualified individuals