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Research and Development Internship

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

More than 20,000 associates in bakeries, sales centers, offices and on sales routes work to ensure our consumers have the freshest products at every meal. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we provide a safe and inclusive work environment that appreciates diversity, promotes development and allows our associates to be their authentic selves.

Position Summary:
The BBU R&D Internship affords students a remarkable opportunity to participate in fast-paced, real-world projects designed to further develop project management, analytical problem solving and managerial leadership skills. Mentors will be designated to each intern to guide collaboration and project work. R&D interns will support business units in the development and execution of R&D operations, analysis, and projects.

Key job responsibilities:
  • Assist several senior team members across all categories in design and execute experimentation using established procedures
  • Assist the R&D Team in the lab on an as-needed basis (scaling ingredients, etc.)
  • Assist a senior team member in describing/demonstrating research results or experimental protocols to colleagues in a professional manner
  • Carry out those programs so laid out by designated supervisors under authority of the senior person in product development, within the parameters of the assignment
  • To assist in preparing finished product or ingredient specifications and process operating guides for product developments and ensure flow of documentation is communicated to those who have a need to know
  • To write reports/memos from time to time on status of developments
  • Deal effectively, confidentially, and professionally with outside ingredient supplier to meet R&D objectives (under the guidance of their supervisor)
  • Conduct analytical testing (moisture, water activity, pH)
  • To maintain a daily log outlining project status and activities in such detail that others may continue the test

  • Ideal candidates should maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Business, Research & Development, or related scientific field
  • Co-Op or intern experience in R&D a plus

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.