R&D Internship - Summer 2021

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The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company

R&D Internship - Summer 2021

Willow Springs, IL
+1 location
Pleasanton, CA
Internship
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Make your mark

    At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we’re all able to make a positive impact – at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth – growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

    Job Overview/Summary

    he Clorox Company Internship Program is a 10-week summer experience that runs from June through August. Interns are provided meaningful work assignments designed to provide perspective and practical work experience highlighting what you would do in a similar role following completion of your degree and working at the company on a regular, full-time basis. Through the course of the summer, interns participate in:

    • Formal, three-day orientation and program kick off with interns from all functions in California
    • Peer-level mentorship and connection points with functional and company executives
    • Community Engagement activity
    • Soft-skills training and development exercises

    Key Responsibilities

    At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we're all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth -- growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

    Research & Development:

    The Research and Development organization is at the heart of Clorox’s business, taking new generations of consumer products from concept to reality. With such diverse roles as engineers, scientists, mechanical designers and packaging experts, R&D is a community of technical leaders and managers actively involved in virtually every step in the lifecycle of our products, from raw materials to the final goods sold in stores. R&D is committed to leveraging the latest technology to bring consumers the high-quality, innovative products they expect and deserve.

    R&D Internship (Engineer)

    Work Location: Pleasanton, CA (Northern California / Bay Area);

    The R&D function works with other members of our organization (e.g. Marketing, Sales, Finance, Legal, Manufacturing, Regulatory) to ensure that our products provide high value to our consumers and are manufactured and marketed safely and efficiently.

    We offer an exciting internship that provides our interns the opportunity to be leaders in the development and/or refinement of our products. Interns will actively utilize our state-of-the-art laboratories and pilot plants to work on fast paced, hands-on, and technically stimulating projects. These projects will help our interns develop communication skills, learn how to optimize experiments, collect data, perform statistical analysis, draw conclusions and make recommendations on next steps, all of which are valuable for the consumer products industry and research in any field.

    Recent Summer Intern Projects:

    • New formulation development and formula scale-up of cleaning products
    • Non-wovens (wipes) handling and converting for exploratory projects
    • Equipment optimization and new process development for salad dressings and sauces

    Our interns also get to enjoy Clorox’s commitment to a work-life balance through social events and the company-wide policy of half-day Fridays throughout the summer. Past events have included an intern scavenger hunt around San Francisco, department picnics, and San Francisco Giants baseball games.

  • Qualifications

    Key Skills, Abilities and Experience Required

    Majors:

    • B.S. Chemical Engineering
    • B.S. Materials Science Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

    Special Requirements:

    Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 GPA or higher. Offers of employment are contingent upon proof of the applicant’s legal right to work and be employed in the United States as a full time employee after graduation.

    Requirements:

    • Graduating between December 2021 and August 2022
    • Ability to work in a lab with various materials, including dust
    • Ability to use a computer in an office environment
    • Fine motor skills to prototype samples
    • Duration of Internship is 10 weeks summer of 2021

    Intern Benefits:

    • Competitive hourly pay based on a full-time, 40 hour per week, work schedule
    • Monthly housing stipend with copy of lease agreement provided for reimbursement
    • Monthly transportation subsidy
    • Employee discounts on products from Burt’s Bees and supplements including Renew Life, Rainbow Light, and Natural Vitality

    More about Clorox:

    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2018 sales of $6.1 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including:

    Brita® water-filtration products Burt's Bees® natural personal care products Fresh Step® cat litter Glad® bags, wraps and containers Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces Kingsford® charcoal Liquid Plumr® clog removers Pine-Sol® cleaners RenewLife® digestive health products Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality®, Neocell® and Stop Aging Now® dietary supplements Professional services: Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions® More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

    Making a positive impact

    Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts, most notably being named to the Drucker Institute's 2017 Management Top 250 list, The Just 100: America's Top Corporate Citizens list, CR Magazine's 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list and the first sector-neutral Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2018.

    We also support our communities, and, in FY2017, contributed $11 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing.

  • Benefits

    Clorox Intern Program benefits include:

    • Round trip airfare from school/home location to work location
    • Housing stipends
    • Participation in Clorox 401(k)
    • 2 days sick time
    • 50% off purchases of Burt’s Bees and vitamin/supplement brands
  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • Locations
    Pleasanton, CA • Willow Springs, IL
  • About Us
    Clorox builds brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, have busy personal lives and are all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes and workplaces. Make your mark and help us drive growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.