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L'Oréal USA R&I Diversity STEM Program

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L'Oréal USA R&I Diversity STEM Program

Clark, NJ
  • Responsibilities

    The L’Oréal USA R&I Diversity STEM Program aspires to develop a unique community of diverse STEM students and provide them with access, education, and mentorship within the business world through a semester-long, professional development based program. At L'Oréal, whether you are an intern/co-op, manager, or senior leader, the most valuable asset we have is you. Your unique sense of curiosity, creative mindset, and desire to innovate are what we expect you to bring with you every day.

    We seek to foster a group of diverse students who are eager to gain industry experience and could be the future leaders of Research & Innovation. The L’Oréal R&I Diversity STEM Program is a paid, Fall or Spring semester experience where you will be fully integrated into the day-to-day activities of a team, while also leading your own, individual strategic project to discover what it is truly like to develop a career at the #1 Beauty Tech company in the world. We are committed to giving our interns/co-ops the space to explore, have full-time employee responsibilities, present their own insights to senior management, and become future leaders. At the end of the assignment, you will present your project to senior leadership for the opportunity to be considered for return into the L’Oreal R&I Diversity STEM Program, the L’Oreal USA R&I Summer Internship Program, or a full-time offer into a Management Training Program or a full-time role.

    Applications for the L’Oréal USA R&I Diversity STEM Program will close on June 15, 2021. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it is highly encouraged to apply soon.

    What You’ll Do:

    • Become immersed in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment disrupting conventional wisdom on how our consumers buy our products
    • Gain industry experience working in a laboratory environment
    • Work on creative and resourceful solutions to issues that arise with product development, product performance and product innovation
    • Develop working relationships with cross-functional teams, labs, and international colleagues to ensure breadth of individual project
    • Gain exposure of trends in the beauty market, as well as in the literature/research field
    • Fully own an individual project with strategic business impact that you will present to senior management

    The Program:

    • This is a paid internship opportunity
    • Assignment requires 25+ hours/per week, maximum of 40 hours/week
    • You will be placed onto an R&I team within one of the following areas:
      • Development (Formulation Science)
      • Product Performance Evaluation
      • Microbiology
      • Analytical
    • All members of STEM program will be paired with a mentor to help guide you through your internship
    • Professional development & social programming is an integral part of your experience to understand our culture. From networking events to trainings, your calendar will always be full!
  • Qualifications

    Who You Are:

    • Minimum Requirements:
      • Currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any of the following majors or related fields of study with an expected graduation between December 2021 – May 2024
        • Chemistry (Physical, Polymer, or Organic)
        • Engineering (Chemical, Biomedical, Material Science)
        • Biological Sciences
      • Legally authorized to work in the US on a full-time, permanent, and ongoing basis without requiring sponsorship now or in the future
      • Able to work out of our Research & Innovation offices in Clark, NJ
    • Stand Out Qualifications:
      • Available to work the entirety of the Fall or Spring semester
      • Must be able to work for 25 hours or more a week and be available to work during the day on week days
      • Demonstrated leadership ability and interest in Research through your academics, extra-curricular activities, or professional/volunteer work
    • Skills Key to Success in R&I:
      • Interested in working within a laboratory environment
      • Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience in order to present out key research findings
      • Have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and display a sense of urgency and initiative, while balancing creativity and flexibility

    Diversity & Inclusion at L’Oreal USA:

    At L’Oréal USA, we work to foster workplaces where all people of every ethnicity, social background, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability are welcomed and feel valued and a sense of belonging. We believe that diversity + inclusion = innovation & success. That, in an atmosphere where everyone can thrive and grow, our business will do the same globally. As an organization, we strive to ensure gender equality on every level, to include more people with disabilities on our teams and to empower people of every ethnic and social background.

    Being a member of the L’Oréal R&I Diversity STEM Program, you will feel empowered to contribute in tangible, meaningful ways from day one, because, in an organization founded on entrepreneurism and agility, your ideas are not only heard and valued, but they are often put into implementation too. As the #1 Beauty Tech company in the world with over 35 international brands – CeraVe, Kiehl’s, Maybelline, and Urban Decay to name just a few – we embrace diversity & inclusion, sustainability, innovation, well-being in the workplace to lay the groundwork for you to be able to accomplish great things.

    Freedom to go beyond, that’s the beauty of L’Oréal - Are you ready?

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

    If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please email Please note this email will only respond to specific requests for assistance completing the application as a request for accommodation for a disability. All others will not be considered.

  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • Fun Fact
    L’Oréal owns a number of men's product lines, including Baxter of California which is a fast growing brand in men's grooming.
  • About Us

    At L’Oréal, we are convinced that there is no single and unique model of beauty, but an infinite diversity of forms of beauty, linked to periods, cultures, history and personalities. Since the company’s creation by a researcher, the group has been pushing the frontiers of knowledge as its unique research arm enables the company to continually explore new territories and invent the products of the future and lead the beauty tech evolution. L’Oréal offers a diverse portfolio of products with more than 30 international brands sold through multiple distribution channels, both traditional and digital. In its business model, L’Oréal strives to enhance well-being, preserve the planet through dedication to sustainability, and support local communities.