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Research & Innovation Internship — Summer 2020

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Research & Innovation Internship — Summer 2020

Clark, NJ
  • Responsibilities

    What We’re Looking For

    A Research & Innovation Internship at L’Oréal gives you the opportunity to play an active part in delivering L'Oréal's Formulation innovation, day in and day out, as you steer your own projects and deliverables over the course of 11 dynamic weeks.

    We’re looking for analytical, detail-oriented rising college and graduate school seniors (with an expected graduation date of no later than May 2021) to contribute to a fast-paced, multifaceted environment on one of our Research & Innovation teams.

    What You’ll Do

    L’Oréal was founded in 1909 by a chemist who invented a breakthrough formulation of hair dye he called Oréale. Therefore, scientific innovation is at the core of L’Oréal’s DNA. With an annual investment of over $1 billion in research and over 500 patents registered in 2017 alone, L’Oréal’s R&I team is one of the best in the world.

    We employ teams with diverse technical skills to work collaboratively in fast-paced environments with the goal of disrupting conventional wisdom on our how our consumers buy our products. With opportunities to explore both technical and managerial paths, the R&I division at L’Oréal offers a bounty of opportunities to its team members.

    As an intern, you’ll work to support and contribute to a team—determined by your interest and qualifications—in our wide array of research and innovation lines.

    Some possible focus areas of your internship include:

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

    Requirements for the R&I Internship include:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree student graduating in December 2020 or May 2021 with a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Majoring in: Chemistry (Physical, Polymer, or Organic), Engineering (Chemical or Mechanical), Material Science and Physics
    • This position requires that candidates must be authorized to work in the United States on an ongoing, permanent basis without requiring sponsorship in the future
    • Interns are required to provide their own transportation to and from work location

    Other qualifications include:

    • 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
    • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
    • Ability to take initiative
    • Rigor and relentlessness
    • Ability to motivate and inspire
    • Ability to push boundaries

    Some of the benefits of interning at L’Oréal Research & Development include:

    • Paid internship with housing provided based on our policy
    • Project Management & Presentation Skills training
    • Community Service & Volunteer activities
    • Exposure to Senior Management
    • Networking and development activities
    • Early consideration for a full-time position upon graduation
  • 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.