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2024 Nutrition Science and Innovation Summer Internship - United States
|Binghamton, New York
About this job
Our Future Leaders Programme will ignite the leader in you. This unique programme is designed to develop Unilever’s Future Leaders (UFL) by providing challenging and purposeful opportunities that accelerate their readiness to take on business leadership roles.
WHO ARE WE?
We are the Global Health & Wellbeing (H&W) team at Unilever. We are focused on one of Unilever’s largest growth opportunities - the €140bn Health & Wellbeing space defined by Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (VMS).
We work in an agile and entrepreneurial way, collaboratively within the team and with our Unilever colleagues around the world. We work in a project based networked way where everyone needs to be able to take a step back and think strategically as well as rolling up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, to be entrepreneurial and experiment as well as bringing in the best of Unilever and work the structures of a large company, to take charge and lead as well as follow and support others.
JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW
The Intern will play a critical role in the Nutritional Sciences and Innovation team. The intern will either focus on 1) claims and communication of our existing portfolio or 2) support innovation: both early-stage and long-term pipeline projects
Be responsible for helping build out the Nutritional Science Education materials and maintain key innovation initiatives including claims development.
The intern will learn how to translate science into differentiated and meaningful claims, communications, concepts and products. Strong people and networking skills and a true passion for innovation and science also required.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES MAY INCLUDE:
- Develop a claims pipeline for a strategic scientific area (i.e. sleep, cognition, gut health, women’s health, beauty from within, etc)
- Perform literature review of articles via PubMed or other accredited database on key scientific areas
- Competitive Landscape overview
- Develop a nutrition one-pager of key information
- Identify KOLs to work with for external collaborations
- Support the identification of emerging trends for the key benefit areas
- Support front end innovation activities including but not limited to workshops, prototyping and claimstorming
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
- Student currently in a Bachelor Program for Nutrition Science or comparable life science degree
- Broad knowledge and interest in Nutrition Science
- Ability to protect IP-generation from within Unilever
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to present information in a clear and concise manner
- Problem-solving, troubleshooting skills and ability to find creative solutions
- Ability to work successfully both independently and in a ‘team-based’ collaborative environment
Unilever’s Health & Wellbeing Group holds the company’s functional nutrition brands and the portfolio of brands that includes Equilibra (Italy) and US acquired brands Olly, LiquidIV, SmartyPants, Welly, Onnit and Nutrafol. Each brand is completely unique and focused on giving consumers superior experiences within their respective spaces and target segments. We are committed to continue to grow this strategic business for Unilever through a series of acquisitions and international expansion of acquired brands through Unilever’s scale and network in the markets.
Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.