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R&D Intern Summer 2023


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is seeking a full-time R&D Intern Summer 2023 in Hunt Valley located at 204 Wight Ave. This is a 10-week internship (June 2023-August 2023) which requires 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.


Launch your career with a Global Leader in Flavor 


At McCormick, you'll join us in “Saving the World From Boring Food” and fulfill your desire to be a part of something bigger than yourself.  Employees throughout our global corporation are united by two things - a passion for flavor and driving results. People are drawn to McCormick because of a culture that challenges them to reach their full potential.  


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.


Position Overview


The R&D Packaging Innovation Intern will work alongside the North America Packaging Innovation and Design Team, based in McCormick’s Technical Innovation Center in Maryland. 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.


Schedule accommodations will be made for the right candidate. This is a paid internship having a scaled hourly rate, dependent on experience. 


Key Responsibilities

  • 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


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior going in the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Currently pursuing a degree in Packaging Science, Engineering, Chemistry, or Material Science.
  • Project and time management
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Coding experience - Python/R


McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future


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