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Research & Innovation Intern (Summer 2018)

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Research & Innovation Intern (Summer 2018)
Clark, NJ
San Francisco, CA
Internship Paid


A Research & Innovation Internship in L’Oreal gives you the opportunity to play an active part in delivering L'Oreal's Formulation innovation, day in and day out as you steer your own projects and deliverable's over the course of eleven dynamic weeks.

What is Research & Innovation at L’Oreal?

  • L’Oreal was founded by a chemist in 1909; therefore, scientific Innovation is at the core of L'Oreal's DNA
  • $1 Billion US dollars invested annually in Research
  • 500 Patents registered in 2015
  • Fast paced highly collaborative environment disrupting conventional wisdom on how our consumers buy our products
  • Teams with diverse technical skills and drive
  • Technical and Managerial paths and opportunities

Manage Hair, Skin or Make-up projects in one of these groups:

  • Advanced Research
  • Applied Research
  • Pre-Development
  • Development
  • Evaluation
  • Analytical Lab
  • Tech Incubator



  • Junior or senior year of undergrad or 2nd year master’s degree
  • Majoring in: Chemistry (Physical, Polymer, or Organic), Material Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Computer science, or Behavioral Sciences (Psychology or Sociology)
  • Authorized to work in the United States on an ongoing, permanent basis without sponsorship


  • Ability to Analyze
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Multi-tasker in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to solve complex issues
  • Decision making skills
  • Out of the box thinking
  • Effectively works with cross functional teams
  • Takes initiative
  • Consumer/market knowledge
  • Rigor and relentlessness

About Us

The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents.

Our 28 international brands include Kiehl’s, Lancôme, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Ralph Lauren, Clarisonic, Maybelline New York, Essie, Kérastase, Biotherm, Shu Uemura, Viktor&Rolf, Maison Martin Margiela, Urban Decay, Redken, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, Diesel, Garnier, The Body Shop, L’Oréal Paris, and more.

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted itself solely to one business: beauty. The group's mission is to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to women and men around the world with respect for their diversity.

We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition for the coming years is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires.

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.

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