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      November 23,2020
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    Packaging R&D Internship

    Company Description

    At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS we are inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We are driven by the vision that everyone deserves the coffee they love. Today our coffee & tea portfolio is available in over 140 countries around the world through iconic household names including: Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, Super, Kenco, Pilao & Gevalia.

    What’s it like to work at JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS?

    We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS: A coffee for every cup

    Working with us means you’ll be making an impact in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. We work as a team, celebrating success and supporting one another. Our associates work with a diverse group of like-minded people, in an innovative environment committed to doing the right thing – all across the world. What you do here will get noticed.

    Job Description

    Are you a student looking for an Internship starting around March 2021? Are you looking for an internship that will offer you an assignment in one of our running projects and that will challenge you with a wide ranging variety of work and opportunity? Are you living in Europe and enrolled in a European University? If you are, then keep reading! We pride ourselves on being able to offer interns a challenging experience in our daily work.

    As the global packaging R&D team for JDE, our team is responsible for delivering packaging innovations and renovations in the areas of roast & ground, instant and single serve coffee. We’re looking for an intern with a packaging engineer/chemical or material engineer or industrial design background to support several key innovation and renovation initiatives.

    In your role as Packaging R&D intern, you will support the JDE packaging technologists in developing and delivering key innovations and renovations. Activities comprise:

    • Packaging Life Cycle Assessment
    • Packaging Structure Characterization
    • Maintenance of Packaging Sustainability Database
    • General support on packaging development
    • Ideation and design for innovations
    • Finding technical solutions for consumer/marketing needs
    • Validating technologies through executing trials and tests
    • Supporting (factory) trials
    • General support to the packaging R&D team in Utrecht


    Do you fulfill the following requirements?

    • Technical background in chemical engineer, materials engineer, packaging technology, design, chemistry, industrial design or similar
    • Affinity for packaging technology and materials
    • Good organizational skills (organizing, reporting, etc.)
    • Good communication skills
    • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

    This role is for HBO/Bachelor/Master students in the final phase of their studies for a minimum of 6 months internship at our Utrecht Research and Development Center.

    To be successful in this role you need to be enrolled at a University for the whole duration of the internship. Please note that non-EU students enrolled in EU University should have right to work for the whole extend of the internship.

    Preferable degrees include: packaging engineer/chemical or material engineer or industrial design.

    You are highly motivated, an excellent communicator, fluent in English, inquisitive, analytical and prepared to work in a fast-paced, dynamic international environment.

    The monthly internship allowance is € 450,- for a HBO student or € 500,- for a WO student, based on a fulltime 40 hour workweek. The internship starts at the beginning of March 2021, and is for a period of 6 months.

    To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter before the 30th of November. Please indicate interested team and/or type of projects in the motivation letter.

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