Unilever 2019 R&D Formulation Internship - Seventh Generation in Burlington, Vermont
Based in Burlington, Vermont for more than 25 years we’ve been formulating plant-based products that are safe and that work. We believe our products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home – and for the community and environment outside of it. As a pioneer in corporate responsibility, we want our products to make a difference—from their development through to their production, purchase, use, and disposal. We are always evaluating how to reduce their environmental impact, increase performance and safety, and create a more sustainable supply chain. We believe it is our responsibility to set a course for a more mindful way of doing business, where companies act as partners with other stakeholders to create a brighter future for the whole planet.
For the past 30 years, we’ve been a company with strong beliefs about the rights of people and planet. We believe that a company's values are as important as the products it makes. We know that plant-based products can provide the efficacy you are looking for, and that products designed from renewable plant-based ingredients are a more sustainable option than ingredients made from petroleum. We believe that waste, is well... a waste. It's why we use recycled materials to design our packaging, and why we design our packaging to be recycled. We have a lot of beliefs, but the biggest one is that we have a responsibility to this generation and the next seven. What do you believe? We invite you on our journey to nurture the health of the next seven generations.
Background & Purpose of the Role
Seventh Generation offers vast and exciting career paths within R&D. Creating new innovations and enhancing our existing brand portfolio – it’s all yours at Seventh Generation R&D. R&D interns at Seventh Generation could experience a number of things including how we develop and commercialize formulations using the latest technologies, bringing new innovations to life for our consumers. Bring your imagination and technical expertise to help develop superior products in an ever-evolving consumer marketplace.
Who You Are & What You'll Do
During your internship you'll participate in a real business challenge and have the opportunity to present your findings to the Formulation leadership team. Your project will have a true business impact and a lasting impression on the organization. The objective of this project will be to identifying potential ingredients/technologies with degreasing activity that can improve the performance of our hand dish detergent.
What You'll Need to Succeed
- Should be enrolled in B.Sc in Applied science (Chemistry, Microbiology, Engineering)
- Lab experience strongly preferred
- Great sense of observation
- Attention to details a must
- Work neatly in lab environment
- Experience with the use of electronic lab notebook
- Can work independently
- Excel, Word
Life at Seventh Generation is a lot of fun – just like our application process! Check out what you'll experience when you apply for one of our internships:
- Application - Start by completing our simple online application. You can import your details from your LinkedIn profile to speed up the process. You can only apply to one function, so carefully consider which role you would like to pursue before applying.
- Assessment - After your application, if you meet the basic requirements, we’ll invite you to participate in a series of fun games that looks at different cognitive, emotional, and social traits. This will help us find the best fit for you and you will receive personalized feedback after completing the games.
- Digital Interview – Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be invited to participate in a digital interview where you can solve real-world problems using Unilever scenarios. This will give you insight into our company culture and how we do business. The interview is split into two parts – three short hypothetical questions followed by a business case. You can record and complete your video anytime, anywhere. All you need is a computer or mobile device with access to video recording (usually standard in most devices) and a stable internet connection.
- Discovery Center – Once the interview is complete, we’ll invite our top matches to our offices in the Greater New York City or Toronto areas (depending on which job you applied for) for a truly immersive experience. You’ll get to experience a number of exciting activities and projects along with your peers, meet our leaders, and receive personalized coaching and feedback. The exercises are designed around a real business case study, enabling us to tap into your potential while giving you further insight into what it’s really like to work at Unilever.
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Seventh Generation is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law
Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.
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Primary Location: United States-Vermont-Burlington
Shift: Day Job
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Req ID: 18000DGQ