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R&D Intern- Summer 2022


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is seeking a full-time R&D Intern in Hunt Valley, MD located at the Hunt Valley Plant.  This is a 10-week internship (June 2022- August 2022) which requires 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. As a Fortune 500 company with over $5 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."


Our 10 week Summer Internship Program in Hunt Valley, MD allows college students to get a glimpse into what it's like to be a part of the McCormick family - rich in flavor, culture, and employee empowerment. 


During your time as an Intern you will sharpen your leadership skills, work on real-world challenges, and collaborate with the best leaders in the industry.  You will also have the opportunity to network with executives, participate in social events with other interns, and give back to the community. We are looking for the next generation of problem solvers to drive change within McCormick.  Are you up for the challenge?


PLEASE NOTE : Candidates who require visa sponsorship for employment now or in the future will not be considered for this position.


The R&D Packaging Innovation Intern will work alongside the North America Packaging Innovation and Design Team. Recognizing that packaging innovation is essential to McCormick’s growth ambitions and sustainability goals, this team explores new technologies, materials, and designs that lead to sustainable consumer-preferred products.




  • Assist with daily packaging development and testing, e.g. sample preparation, data acquisition, data analysis, and written reporting.
  • Conduct an independent research project in an area of agreed upon mutual interest. Proposal, execution, and written and oral presentation expected at conclusion of internship.
  • Collaborate with internal packaging scientists and technologists to deliver project results and technical recommendations to the business. Support may include interaction with external suppliers and attendance of line trials at nearby facilities.
  • Orally present a summary of work completed and accomplishments at conclusion of internship.
  • Throughout the summer, the intern must demonstrate the ability to:
  • Learn new tasks
  • Work independently
  • Manage prioritization of multiple projects
  • Assess problems, and propose solutions
  • Ensure regular and transparent communication of project progress
  • Exhibit self-motivation and initiative



  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program with a target graduation date between December 2022 and June 2023
  • Currently pursuing a degree in Packaging Science, Engineering, Chemistry, or Material Science
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher within major
  • Other skills & competencies
    • Project and time management
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore