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R&D Intern (Summer 2024)

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The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company

R&D Intern (Summer 2024)

Willowbrook, IL +1 location
  • Responsibilities

    Clorox is the place that’s committed to growth - for our people and our brands. Guided by our purpose and values, and with people at the center of everything we do, we believe every one of us can make a positive impact on consumers, communities, and teammates. Join our team. #CloroxIsThePlace

    Your role at Clorox:

    The 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

    Clorox Intern Program benefits include:

    • Round trip airfare from school/home location to work location
    • Housing stipends
    • Participation in Clorox 401(k)
    • 3 days sick time
    • 50% off purchases of Burt’s Bees and vitamin/supplement brands

    In this role, you will:

    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. 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.

    What we look for:


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


    • Graduating between December 2024 and August 2025
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Ability to workin a lab with various materials, including dust
    • Ability to usea computer in an office environment
    • Fine motor skills toprototype samples
    • 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.

    Additional Information

    The applicable pay range for this role in the U.S. is based on your work location according to the cost of labor in your area.

    • $22 - $28/hr

    All ranges are subject to change in the future.

    Workplace type:

    We seek out and celebrate diverse backgrounds and experiences. We’re looking for fresh perspectives, a desire to bring your best, and a non-stop drive to keep growing and learning.

    At Clorox, we have a Culture of Inclusion. We believe our values-based culture connects to our purpose and helps our people be the best versions of themselves, professionally and personally. This means building a workplace where every person can feel respected, valued, and fully able to participate in our Clorox community. Learn more about our I&D program & initiatives here.

    Benefits we offer to help you be well and thrive:

    • Competitive compensation

    • Generous 401(k) program in the US and similar programs in international

    • Health benefits and programs that support both your physical and mental well-being

    • Flexible work environment, depending on your role

    • Meaningful opportunities to keep learning and growing

    • Half-day Fridays, depending on your location

    Please apply directly to our job postings and do not submit your resume to any person via text message. Clorox does not conduct text-based interviews and encourages you to be cautious of anyone posing as a Clorox recruiter via unsolicited texts during these uncertain times.

    To all recruitment agencies: Clorox (and its brand families) does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Clorox employees, including any members of our leadership team. Clorox is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • Locations
    Pleasanton, CA • Willowbrook, 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.