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2021 Consumer Insights and Technical Development I

2021 Consumer Insights and Technical Development Internship


Looking to put your learning to the test and apply your education thorough an exciting summer opportunity?


Through our summer internship, students can discover all our industry has to offer. Our interns are given hands-on, holistic view of what it takes to run a global F&F company. From networking events to resume building we’ll set you up for a long and rewarding career, at Firmenich & beyond. 


Our Princeton, NJ office is seeking an intern for our Creation Department in Perfumery.  The working hours are Monday – Friday (37.5 hours per week) during the summer months.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Hands on participation with CI and Sensory tests to understand the importance of test objectives, key test design rules, practical project management considerations, data analysis principles and turning data into insights. 
  • Conducting consumer or sensory testing, to add value to fragrance development and sales projects, and how data and consumer insights are used to inform creation.
  • Individual will be exposed to a broad array of scientific disciplines across all Consumer Fragrance product categories (Home, Air and Body Care). 
  • Collaboration with Technical Development team being both proactive and reactive. This will include troubleshooting problems such as performance or chemical instability issues as well as how to plan and design longer term proactive studies. 
  • Another scientific discipline would be a great understanding of Analytical Chemistry. Understanding the principles and instruments used in the analytical lab.




  • Junior or Senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Business Management, Communication, Marketing or related field
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Ability to work a hybrid model – Work From Home and In-person for major briefs or client meetings.
  • Must be available from May/June to August/ September
  • Must be willing to work 37.5 hours per week
  • Proficiency in Powerpoint and Excel


We value:


  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Passion to smell and create a positive effect on emotion.
  • Eagerness to learn more about the fragrance industry


We offer:


  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry
  • A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the beauty and fragrance industries
  • Learn how to understand consumers and how to meet their needs effectively


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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