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MBA Marketing & Communications Innovation Intern

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MBA Marketing & Communications Innovation Intern

Bridgewater, NJ
  • Responsibilities

    Reports to: Global Chief Innovation Officer

    We are seeking a highly motivated and creative MBA student to join our team for an internship in the Global Innovation Group (GIG) for the summer of 2021. As an MBA Marketing & Communications Innovation Intern at Ingredion, you work under the guidance of our Global Chief Innovation Officer. You will have the opportunity to work with members of our cross functional teams in Innovation, Communications, Marketing, and growth business platforms. Your projects will focus on outreach, marketing, and communications, helping to develop engaging and compelling technical content for a variety of customer facing media. You will have the opportunity to help shape and develop comprehensive and integrated communications and marketing plans with meta goal of advancing the impact, services and outreach of Ingredion Innovation.

    As an MBA Marketing & Communications Innovation Intern, your responsibilities will include:

    • Collaborating with key stakeholders to brainstorm tactics, create technical messaging, define positioning, and develop technical content specific to our key audiences for Innovation
    • Technical storytelling and content development for trend reports and articles to help position Ingredion as an indispensable partner for our customers and a thought leader in the industry, bringing our Be What’s Next Ingredion brand positioning to life
    • Connecting and collaborating with cross functional teams to develop and execute on a strategy to implement digital content on various customer facing communication channels (e.g. websites, social media, blogs, video, audio, e-marketing) that supports Ingredion Innovation strategic goals and key initiatives
    • Monitoring R&D / technical research to ensure the development of robust and timely external communications
    • Monitoring competitor technical communications closely and use insight to inform global communications strategy and action plans
    • Initiating process to define and share metrics of marketing & communications strategy traffic and customer / end-user engagement using graphic representations of data and best practice reporting methodologies
    • Helping to build the profile of our technical Subject Matter Experts around the world as a way of differentiating Ingredion’s capabilities vs. competition
    • Writing and editing copy for range of materials for various media channels
    • Working with the Technical and Marketing teams to ensure all current relevant communications collateral is up to date, and maintains digital content
    • Performing other ad hoc duties as related to marking & communications for the GIG

    The MBA Marketing & Communications Innovation Intern position is well-suited for you if you:

    • Have strong skills in communications, strategy, and an interest in keeping up to date with the latest developments
    • Have a strong technical understanding and an ability to synthesize simply complex technical concepts into engaging, accurate, impactful customer-friendly content
    • Are an excellent team player and collaborator while operating independently on initiatives
    • Have strong work ethics and are able to uphold the values and goals of Ingredion
    • Are excited to help inform the world of what Ingredion Innovation is doing
    • Strong interpersonal skills and a thirst to learn more about the company and our products
  • Qualifications

    Qualified candidates will have:

    • Progress towards a Masters in Business Administration Degree in Communications, Marketing, Business/Management or Food Science Innovation or a related function preferred
    • Scientific undergraduate degree or equivalent background preferred
    • Ability to work 40hrs per week during the summer internship term (May – August)
    • Strong proficiency using Presentation and other MS Office Programs (Word, Excel, etc.)
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Strong business insight and continuous improvement mindset
    • Proficiency in Microsoft® Office applications and related business and communication tools, including Adobe® Acrobat, Photoshop preferred
    • Demonstrated experience collaborating with various stakeholders at many levels

    To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

    • Currently possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. Ingredion does not intend to sponsor work visas with respect to this position or to provide this position as OPT or CPT.
    • Be a currently enrolled student in a Master’s Degree Program. Must have completed college degree
    • If you have completed your degree, please consider other opportunities with Ingredion, posted at

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    Ingredion provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, we will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant's accommodation needs.

    Relocation Available:

    Yes, Within Country

  • Industry
    Food and Beverages
  • About Us

    Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, is a leading global ingredient solutions provider serving customers in more than 120 countries. With 2019 annual net sales of more than $6 billion, the Company turns grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant-based materials into value-added ingredient solutions for the food, beverage, animal nutrition, brewing and industrial markets. With Ingredion Idea Labs® innovation centers around the world and more than 11,000 employees, the Company co-creates with customers and fulfills its purpose of bringing the potential of people, nature and technology together to make life better.