Product Development Intern
The Hershey Company - Hershey, PA

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United States - Pennsylvania - Hershey - Global Growth and Innovation - Intern


Residing at the Hershey Company's Technical Center, this position involves a unique opportunity to work within the growth vehicle of the biggest chocolate company in the US. The Product Development intern will work closely with seasoned professionals in guiding new product development though concept development, consumer testing, scale up and launch. The intern will rely on his/her knowledge gained in school, learn confectionery technologies, and gain a better understanding of both the US and global consumer products industry.

Two positions are available. This internship is from May/ June through August/ September 2013.


Assist food scientists in developing and testing new products including formulation and process development.

Assist food scientists with lab, pilot plant and plant production runs

Provide significant input and support to sensory evaluation of products and conduct consumer testing jointly with marketing and sensory research

Attend marketing and product meetings when needed and provide input on product development progress

Research supporting evidence of specific ingredients with purported health benefits

Produce reports and other written communications and give presentations based on analyses of testing.



Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Food Engineering

Minimum of junior status as of May 2013

Minimum GPA: 3.4


Experience/knowledge of food product development is a plus

Prior internships with related experience are a plus

Knowledge/ skills/ abilities

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment

Strong project management skills

Strong math skills (Algebra)

Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Ability to operate lab and pilot plant equipment are a plus

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, Veteran Status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected category recognized by state and federal laws.

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The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world...