Ingredion Incorporated Food Science Intern - Technical Service Culinology in NJ, United States

Ingredion's Technical Service Culinology team is seeking an intern who will evaluate different clean label texturizers, specialty sweeteners and nutritional food ingredients in a variety of culinary applications and formulations. As an intern within our team, you will compare performance to products made with standard texturizers and core sweeteners (high fructose corn syrup, Glucose &/or sugar) as well as control model formulas for bakery items with and without addition of specialty nutritional ingredients. This will provide you with the chance to create experiments, learn and apply formulation skills, characterize the products, and interpret results.

As a Technical Service Intern – Culinology, your responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and demonstrating value propositions for different clean label, specialty sweetener, nutritional additives and emerging food ingredients that are on trend and offer the potential for new or expanded business with customers

  • Managing work packages, working both independently and reciprocally, to meet project timelines and deliverables

  • Conducting formulation and evaluation in our Culinology Center and pilot plant to advance projects

  • Maintaining a clean, safe work environment all while following established guidelines for good housekeeping, GMPs, SafeServ and safety

  • Presenting prototypes, project status, updates and outcomes to team and partners

  • Analyzing and understanding data, results, and scientific literature to advance projects

  • Making presentations and writing technical reports

The Technical Service Intern – Culinology position is well suited for you if you:

  • Have a strong initiative to improve status-quo and embrace change in a dynamic work environment

  • Have proven ability to deliver against agreed deadlines

  • Can demonstrate the capacity to tackle problems through creative, innovative solutions

  • Can challenge traditional methods of accomplishing tasks by being a creative problem-solver

  • Have solid leadership and teamwork skills

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Progress towards a Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Culinology, Culinary Nutrition, Culinary Science or a related field

  • Demonstrated experience in hands-on culinary recipe/formulation development using a commercially equipped kitchen, laboratory and/or pilot plant equipment/processes preferred

  • Taken a Food Science Product Development Classes a plus

  • A minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.0

  • Ability to work 40hrs per week during the summer internship term

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written technical communication skills, e.g. making presentations and writing technical reports

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

  • Currently possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. Ingredion does not intend to sponsor work visas with respect to this position or to provide this position as OPT or CPT.

  • Be a currently enrolled student in a Bachelor’s Degree Program. If currently enrolled in an undergrad status, must have completed at least two years of coursework with status as a sophomore, junior or non-graduating senior.

  • If you have completed your degree, please consider other opportunities with Ingredion, posted at ww.ingredion.com/careers.

As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

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Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, USA, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars.

If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. 

What is the formula for a winning career?

It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance.  As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 

Successful: Grow with a leader.  Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values.  We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.