Research & Development Internship

Upfield is currently looking for an intern to support product evaluations within our R&D Department! When you are currently studying Food Technology and looking for a 6 months internship, this might be a very interesting opportunity for you!

Head of department: Georg Dol
Line Manager: Bert Bezemer/Iris Valk
Period: a.s.a.p. – 6 months

Our Technology expertise team has a great internship opportunity for an enthusiastic student who studies in the food technology area.

The topic of the internship is to gain more insight in product stability by comparing different analytical methods in various types of products. Your work will contribute to optimize product evaluations in R&D.

Your responsibilities will be to plan and execute extended amounts of measurements to generate data and to draw conclusions. What you bring is also the curiosity for data interpretation.

Your learning opportunities would be to learn how to plan and organize all work around the program like:

  • Collect, label, and distribute samples.
  • Plan and execute measurements.
  • Review results and re-schedule measurements when needed.
  • Data review, draw conclusions and write recommendations.
  • Present results in regular team updates.

About you!
For this role, you are currently doing your studies into Food Science or related on MBO or HBO level.

About Upfield!
We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and kick-start your own career. At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.

What’s next?  Part of the process will be a phone call with one of our recruiters and a (digital) interview with one of the colleagues from the team.
We hope to hear from you!