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Research & Development Intern (Summer 2024)

Company: fairlife, LLC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and value-added products to nourish consumers. With more than $1B in annual retail sales, fairlife's growing portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife-- ultra-filtered milk; Core Power-- High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife-- nutrition plan---, a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health.A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation. The company is driven by its values of caring for people, the animals that supply us with milk, and the planet. By providing nourishing products, implementing stringent care standards for animals, and stewarding efficient operations and responsible packaging, fairlife, LLC puts a focus each day on making a positive impact for all.-- To learn more about fairlife and its complete line of products, please visit our internship program:The fairlife Summer Internship Program is designed to welcome interns across our locations to gain meaningful experience and social and professional development opportunities. For 11 weeks, interns will work in one of our three locations: Chicago, IL, Coopersville, MI, or Goodyear, AZ. fairlife's paid internship program also offers a summer full of social, professional, and community engagement events including exposure to our senior leadership and executives across the business in small group settings, insight into company initiatives, off-site field trips, and for those qualified and selected, an opportunity to pursue a full-time job opportunity. The fairlife 2024 Summer Internship Program will take place from 6/3 through 8/16 at the fairlife specified in this job description.job purpose: The fairlife internship experience provides an opportunity to work the Summer of 2024 with fairlife, LLC Research and Development (R&D) team, at our headquarters in Chicago, IL. This internship will be focused on supporting R&D initiatives in alignment with company objectives. This in-person summer program takes place over 11 weeks providing interns with a real sense of fairlife culture and working environment. learning objectives: The intern will handle a project in one of the following areas:Product development: The intern will work under the supervision of the R&D team on a project to either develop new products, optimize an existing product formula, or evaluate ingredient functionality in a product with the objective of enhancing the organoleptic properties or optimizing cost while maintaining the high quality of our products. The intern will be exposed to different aspects of product development from formulation, and pilot plant production through commercialization. This will include ingredient selection, ingredients testing, raw batch testing and final product testing.Process/ technology development: The intern will work under the supervision of the R&D team applying scientific principles to resolve a technical challenge, validate a testing method, or enhance efficiency. The intern will be exposed to different aspects of milk processing technology, innovation, and improvement. The intern will learn about different dairy processing unit operations including cream separation, chilling, milk fractionation and heat treatment to ensure product safety and to increase shelf life. Cultured products/value-added products: The intern will work under the supervision of the R&D team applying scientific principles to resolve a technical challenge, develop a new product, or optimize an existing product focusing on cultured products or value-added dairy products.The intern will be exposed to different aspects of yogurt processing technology, innovation, and improvement. The intern will learn about cultured products manufacturing and dairy processing unit operations involved in the process. In all areas the intern is expected to:Ask questions and learn quickly on the job Conduct product testing and evaluations according to project objectivesComply with lab safety protocolsEnter and analyze dataCreate and maintain comprehensive records of the projectMaintain security and confidentiality of information within the R&D Departmentskills/qualifications required: Must be currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate degree program, entering the fall semester as a junior or senior (preferred)Preferred focus on Food Science, Dairy Science, Chemical Engineering or Food process engineering or closely related fieldPossess a strong technical foundation in the sciences; dairy knowledge desired but not requiredCumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0, or higherAbility to take ownership of assignments and complete themStrong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work in a team settingSkilled in Microsoft Office Suite including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPointworking conditions and physical requirements: Comply with lab safety protocolsAbility to lift up to 30 lbs.position location: Chicago, ILschedule: On-Site Monday-Friday, 8 hours dailyinternship duration: 6/3/2024 through 8/16/2024reports to: R&D Scientist or Managerfairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email
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