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Intern R&D-Product Development

Date: Mar 17, 2019

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) is a leader in sports nutrition, is a full line manufacturer of protein supplements, ready-to-drink beverages, nutrition bars and performance enhancement products. Glanbia has evolved to become a leading global performance nutrition and ingredients group; employing more than 5,800 people across 34 countries worldwide. We are currently looking for dynamic R&D Interns to join our first in class Glanbia Performance Nutrition 2019 internship program.


This position supports the on-going R&D activities on a daily basis, and works closely with personnel in the Department, as well as cross functionally.  Although the main objective is to develop practical application of learning’s in their current field of study, this position also is intended to familiarize the individual with day to day challenges of working in a corporate environment, and how to develop the people skills needed in that environment.


  • Provide assistance to R&D Managers
  • Create Lab prototypes of innovation concepts
  • Record and analyze data in conjunction with other team members to insure compliant labels and specifications for finished sports nutrition products.
  • Work with Purchasing & Innovation to evaluate secondary suppliers of key raw materials.


Required Skills:

  • In the process of actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Nutrition, Food Science, sports physiology, medicine, biochemistry, biological sciences,  or similar discipline . 
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships within a team.
  • Clear written communication and strong interpersonal skills.  Good organization.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • General math aptitude and logic.
  • *Should not have any food allergies as products are consumed during sensory and development.

If you are interested in pursuing a paid internship with GPN please assure that you are able to commit to the following:

  • Commit 40 hours a week to our 10 week program from June-August.
  • Commit to be able to work in out of our Downers Gove, IL surrounding locations. (Housing unfortunately will not be provided).

Nearest Major Market: Chicago