R&D Intern Summer 2024



McCormick & Company, Incorporated is seeking a full-time R&D Intern Summer 2024 located at 204 Wight Ave, Hunt Valley, MD. This is a 10-week internship (June 2024 - August 2024) 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 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.



With supervision from their manager, the intern will work alongside McCormick employees on daily product development activities along with undertaking their own focused project. The project will be decided upon by the manager prior the start of the internship and the intern is responsible for presenting their results to the team at the end of the summer. Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Includes sample preparation, testing, and data gathering.
  • Provide support to internal product and process development teams with hands-on assistance and project guidance
  • Collaborate with other scientists and technologists to deliver ad hoc project results in a timely manner
  • Prototype formulation, technology research and competitive product benchmarking
  • Cross train with other McCormick departments that align with the Intern’s interests including (but not limited to): Sensory Science, Process Development, Test Kitchen, and Culinary.




  • Current enrollment as an undergraduate college Junior or Senior, or a graduate student in a relevant academic program. 
  • Relevant Academic programs to include Food Science, Culinary Science, Nutrition Science or other science.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment is required
  • Experience working in a laboratory or kitchen environment preferred
  • Ability to perform data analysis preferred
  • Prior exposure to and/or familiarity with food science concepts preferred
  • Beginner cooking skills required; Intermediate cooking skills preferred
  • Ability to work independently, learn new tasks, solve problems, and show strong self-motivation and initiative
  • Demonstrated organization and planning skills, handling details



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.




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.

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