Consumer Research & Development Summer Intern: May - August 2022

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Johnson & Johnson

Consumer Research & Development Summer Intern: May - August 2022

Skillman, NJ +1 location
  • Responsibilities

    At Johnson & Johnson, we use technology and the power of teamwork to discover new ways to prevent and overcome the world’s the most significant healthcare challenges. Our Corporate, Consumer Health, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceutical teams leverage data, real-world insights, and creative minds to make life-changing healthcare products and medicines. We're disrupting outdated healthcare ecosystems and infusing them with transformative ideas to help people thrive throughout every stage of their lives. With a reach of more than a billion people every day, there’s no limit to the impact you can make here. Are you ready to reimagine healthcare?

    Here, your career breakthroughs will change the future of health, in all the best ways. And you’ll change, too. You’ll be inspired, and you’ll inspire people across the world to change how they care for themselves and those they love. Amplify your impact. Join us!

    Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., based in Skillman, N.J., is one of the world’s largest consumer health and personal care products company. Our consumer companies produce many of the world’s most trusted brands, among them JOHNSON’S® Baby, BAND-AID®, NEUTROGENA®, TYLENOL®, MOTRIN®, and LISTERINE®. Each one of our consumer businesses embraces innovative science to create products that anticipate consumer needs and create experiences that help them live healthy, vibrant lives


    This position is specifically for the Consumer Health sector of the business. Interns in this role may participate in the product development, process design, fundamental research or/and technical troubleshooting of consumer health products for regional and global markets.


    The R&D Intern program provides each student with real-life hands-on experience, coaching and mentoring, networking opportunities, as well as the opportunity to meet people from various schools throughout the country.

    • This internship term is from May 16, 2022 – August 12, 2022. Some teams may offer an extended internship term
    • The internship will be primarily based onsite in Skillman, NJ through the duration of the term
    • Daily transportation to and from the work-site location is the student's responsibility, as most locations are not accessible via public transportation and company transportation is not provided. Housing assistance may be offered for students who are eligible.
    • Career mentorship is available with endless networking opportunities within assigned team and beyond
    • Full time (40 hours per week)

    We plan on hiring multiple intern students across several functional roles within Consumer Research & Development. Each intern will be assigned to a single function with a specific project for the 12 week internship term, assignment area will be matched to business needs. Below are examples of the various functional roles for which intern positions may be available:

    Formulation Science and Development: developing, testing, and scaling up new formulated products and ingredients (gels, emulsions, suspensions, creams, foams, lotions, cleansers, etc.)

    • Relevant Experience: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science & Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Polymer Science, Biotechnology, Soft Matter Science, Food Science, Personal Care Science; formulation, chemical synthesis and analysis, wet chemistry, rheology, experience with polymers, surfactants, colloids, emulsions, and nanoparticles

    Foundational Biology, Measurement Science and Product Efficacy Testing: utilizing biochemistry, optics and cell biology to develop and utilize new methods for testing product efficacy and new claim validation

    • Relevant Experience: Biomedical Engineering, Microbiology, Biological Science, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Medical Optics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Neuroscience; method development, cell culturing, in-vitro and in-vivo methodologies, aseptic techniques, clinical testing

    Consumer & Sensory Science, Clinical Testing, and Technology Development: interdisciplinary roles connecting various aspects of product science, consumer psychology and perception, computational analysis and modeling, data management, market research, etc.

    • Relevant Experience: Computer Science, Behavioral Science, Psychology, Consumer Science, Neuroscience; consumer psychology, clinical research, image analysis, consumer products / personal care market research, programming, regulatory, technology entrepreneurship, toxicology, human factors and user experience


    • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and must not require sponsorship for employment visa status now, or in the future (ex. H1-B, F-1)
    • Candidate must be actively enrolled in an accredited University for the duration of a internship assignment pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree
    • Grade level of a Sophomore or above at the start of the Internship
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
    • Ability to demonstrate strong analytical and quantitative skills is required
    • Excellent communication, presentation, and leadership skills are preferred
    • Proven leadership/participation with campus programs and/or community service activities is desired


    • Engineering (Mechanical, Biomedical, Materials, Chemical, etc.)
    • Science (Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
    • Consumer & Sensory Science, Food Science

    Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

  • Industry
    Hospital and Health Care
  • Locations
    Skillman, NJ • Fort Washington, PA
  • Fun Fact
    We aspire to be the world's healthiest work force, offering group fitness classes, beach volleyball courts, bicycle desks, and more!
  • About Us

    When you join Johnson & Johnson, your next move could mean the next innovation.

    In the next ten years, healthcare is predicted to radically transform more than any other industry, with old models being disrupted in favor of new methods to make the world a healthier place for everyone. Johnson & Johnson has long excelled in times of transformation. Its history of firsts—from Band-Aids to feminine care to treatments for HIV, cancer, Ebola, and, most recently, Alzheimer’s — demonstrates how J&J combines passion, science and technology to create game-changing innovations.

    Those epic innovations were discovered, developed and distributed by people just like you. And when you apply your talent to Johnson & Johnson's shared purpose, there’s no end to the lasting impact you can make, together. And that changes everything.