Packaging Co-Op - 2025 Nestlé+

Aimmune Therapeutics

Aimmune Therapeutics

Fremont, MI, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Are you a current undergraduate student who is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion? Are you looking for a Packaging Co-Op for 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 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 2025 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:

At Nestlé, we offer a paid, 6-month co-op program in Packaging during a school semester; Fall 2025 (June-December). Our Packaging 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 major projects. The projects will vary in complexity and provide good exposure to a wide range of packaging materials and technologies.

We give students the opportunity to assist in the development and industrialization of new packaging launches, sustainability initiatives, quality improvements, cost optimization, and improved line efficiency efforts. You may also have exposure to different experiences and projects. These may include factory visits, qualifying materials or molds, leading a line trial, performing laboratory testing, developing protocols, creating technical reports and/or attending trade shows. In addition, 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.

This program is designed to develop future professionals for our Packaging function. 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:

  • Lead sustainability and productivity initiatives to help reduce material usage of existing packaging platforms by identifying, testing, and qualifying alternate materials or processes

  • Develop protocols and conduct extensive testing to evaluate product and package performance in a real-world environment

  • Design a new package format for different channels of trade (e.g., Club stores, Value, Grocery, and E-commerce)

  • Assist in preparation of documentation and specifications for packaging materials

  • Job Assignments will be based in either a corporate site or a manufacturing site for the duration of the co-op


Solon, OH – Nestlé USA

Fremont, MI - Nestlé Nutrition (Gerber)

Bohemia, NY - Nestlé Health Science (Manufacturing site)

Eau Claire, WI - Nestlé Health Science (Manufacturing site)


  • Must be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program with a focus on Packaging Science, Packaging Engineering, or another related field (i.e. Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Food Science) during the 6-month co-op program

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Effective communication skills

  • Analytical skills for data tracking and results analysis

  • Strong problem solving skills and a continuous improvement mindset

  • Collaborative and able to work in a team environment

  • Ability to deliver results on challenging assignments

Additional Requirements:

  • Willing to relocate as necessary for the assignment

  • Willingness to work in a corporate site or a manufacturing site during the duration of the co-op

  • Willing to travel to Nestlé factories and/or supplier locations throughout the US

Additional Perks:

  • Competitive pay rate

  • Relocation package for the duration of the program (for those who qualify)

  • Participation in a Mentorship/Buddy Program designed to help grow your social and professional network

  • Immersion into a dynamic and collaborative work culture with diverse colleagues

  • Volunteer in community service opportunities with a variety of Nestlé Creating Share Valued Organizations (e.g., Feeding America, Boys and Girls Club, etc.)

  • Work for the largest food and beverage company in the world with access to a global network of experts in their field

Please note that the approximate pay range for this position is $27.00 per hour, but final compensation may vary based on factors such as knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. The Nestlé Diversity Leadership Symposium welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds who can contribute positively to diversity at Nestlé, regardless of ethnicity.