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R&D Material Science Internship - Princeton, NJ


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


Through our paid 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 R&D Materials Science Team.  The working hours are Monday – Friday (37.5 hours per week) during the summer months.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support one of the Materials Science R&D labs in delivering next generation prototypes of flavor & fragrance delivery systems
  • Perform a combination of laboratory experiments, data analysis and reporting
  • Maintain a laboratory notebook to document all findings
  • Participate in an agile workflow where rapid prototyping and ‘fast failure’ should lead to more rapid success
  • Communicate the results and outcome of the work through a final report and presentation



  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering/Food Science Engineering/Computer Science or related field
  • Strong affiliation with computers, programming, data analysis or modeling
  • Basic understanding of mass transfer or other transport phenomena
  • Ability to communicate, work and interact with multidisciplinary team members in R&D and business partners
  • Familiarity or interest in emerging technologies such as 3D printing, VR/AR, IoT are a plus
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Live in or around the Princeton area OR have reliable transportation to the office
  • Must be available to start June 3rd
  • Must be willing to work 37.5 hours per week


We value:

  • Self- directed/ motivated
  • Attendance and punctuality are essential
  • Excellent computer skills (MSOffice)
  • Good communication skills
  • A ‘tinkering’ or problem-solving mindset


We offer:

  • Networking events
  • LinkedIn Profile Workshop
  • Resume writing & Interviewing workshop
  • 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