(University) Internship: Research & Development – Food Science

Job Number: 14894
Location(s): Minneapolis, MN

Who We Are

 

We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. General Mills is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, a place to explore new perspectives and a place to reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one another and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.

Job Details

Overview & Responsibilities

Overview

We create meaningful products and packaging through a culture of innovation. Our campus hires can start in one of two areas and over time, we encourage and enable movement across these and other areas within Innovation, Technology & Quality.  

 

R&D Development Program:

The General Mills R&D Development Program is a great way to kick-off your career. As part of the program, you will have 2-3 robust experiences in your first few years at General Mills, building broad experience in technical foundations, functional depth, and professional development. The program allows candidates to demonstrate leadership, embrace a learning mindset, build a strong network of peers, develop business context, and learn the General Mills and ITQ culture.

 

Interns will experience a robust 10-week program leading business critical projects.  

Responsibilities 

 

Packaging, Process and product R&D 

  • Ensure the safety and quality of our food through product, package, and process design 
  • Create new, improve existing, and eliminate waste from products, package and processes 
  • Collaborate with internal business partners in Quality and Regulatory Operations, Manufacturing, Sourcing, Marketing, Finance, and Consumer Insights to build and grow our businesses 
  • Engage external partners around the world to increase efficiency and to identify relevant new capabilities 
  • Interact with consumers and customers to develop meaningful insights and translate them into product and package concepts, prototypes, and scale up through commercialization 
  • Leverage scientific training while developing business-specific technical depth 

 

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING: 

 

  • Create new, improve existing, and eliminate waste from products, packaging, and processes  
  • Collaborate with cross-functional internal partners to build and grow our businesses 
  • Engage external partners around the world to increase efficiency and to identify new capabilities  
  • Interact with consumers and customers to develop meaningful insights and translate them into concepts, prototypes, and commercial offerings  
  • Develop technical depth and business acumen 
  • Impact people’s lives and communities around the world 

 

  

IS THIS YOU? 

 

  • Ability to deliver outstanding results and are developing technical & business acumen 
  • Learning mindset & cultural agility, curiosity & inventiveness 
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills, passion, enthusiasm, and professional maturity 
Qualifications

Qualifications 

 

  • Pursuing M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Food Science
  • A strong academic record – typically a 3.0 GPA or higher

Overview & Responsibilities

Overview

We create meaningful products and packaging through a culture of innovation. Our campus hires can start in one of two areas and over time, we encourage and enable movement across these and other areas within Innovation, Technology & Quality.  

 

R&D Development Program:

The General Mills R&D Development Program is a great way to kick-off your career. As part of the program, you will have 2-3 robust experiences in your first few years at General Mills, building broad experience in technical foundations, functional depth, and professional development. The program allows candidates to demonstrate leadership, embrace a learning mindset, build a strong network of peers, develop business context, and learn the General Mills and ITQ culture.

 

Interns will experience a robust 10-week program leading business critical projects.  

Responsibilities 

 

Packaging, Process and product R&D 

  • Ensure the safety and quality of our food through product, package, and process design 
  • Create new, improve existing, and eliminate waste from products, package and processes 
  • Collaborate with internal business partners in Quality and Regulatory Operations, Manufacturing, Sourcing, Marketing, Finance, and Consumer Insights to build and grow our businesses 
  • Engage external partners around the world to increase efficiency and to identify relevant new capabilities 
  • Interact with consumers and customers to develop meaningful insights and translate them into product and package concepts, prototypes, and scale up through commercialization 
  • Leverage scientific training while developing business-specific technical depth 

 

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING: 

 

  • Create new, improve existing, and eliminate waste from products, packaging, and processes  
  • Collaborate with cross-functional internal partners to build and grow our businesses 
  • Engage external partners around the world to increase efficiency and to identify new capabilities  
  • Interact with consumers and customers to develop meaningful insights and translate them into concepts, prototypes, and commercial offerings  
  • Develop technical depth and business acumen 
  • Impact people’s lives and communities around the world 

 

  

IS THIS YOU? 

 

  • Ability to deliver outstanding results and are developing technical & business acumen 
  • Learning mindset & cultural agility, curiosity & inventiveness 
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills, passion, enthusiasm, and professional maturity 

Qualifications

Qualifications 

 

  • Pursuing M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Food Science
  • A strong academic record – typically a 3.0 GPA or higher

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