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Food Research and Development Scientist Internship






Colony Brands, Inc. is one of North America’s largest and most successful direct marketing catalog and e-commerce companies. We’ll celebrate 90 years of business this year, during this time our company has grown from a premier mail-order cheese company to include a diverse portfolio of affiliates, brands and products ranging from apparel to kitchen appliances, while maintaining our roots as a private, customer-centric business based in Monroe, WI.

The Food Scientist Internship will begin in January and will end in May 2017.

What You’ll Do & Learn

The Food Research & Development Scientist Intern will assist with the development of new bakery and confectionery products for the Mail Order and Wholesale divisions using strong food science methodology and personal creativity. You’ll utilize appropriate software to manage and document work. You’ll also be responsible for:  

  • Developing and preparing confectionery and baked samples
  • Investigating problems pertaining to running new or difficult products in the plant
  • Working with Merchandising/other scientists to brainstorm new ideas for bakery and confectionery items
  • Entering historical recipes into database and checks for accuracy
  • Special projects as assigned

What It Takes

We’re seeking a student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Bakery Science, Engineering, or related major, in at least Junior Senior standing, (recent graduates may be considered) with a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher.  To be considered, applicants must also possess the following skills:

  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Solid oral and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate at different levels and to different personality types
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in MS Word and Excel

Internship Perks:

  • Paid Opportunities—We offer a competitive salary of $3,500/ month for most internship positions Employee Discounts—Our employee sales program offers employee discounts on items ordered from our fine catalogs and selected Outlet Store. Discounts range from 25% to 40% off.
  • Four-Day Work Weeks—We all need a little down time and during the summer months, our interns enjoy a few four-day work weeks.
  • Health Club Membership—Take advantage of a FREE membership at the local YMCAs with full membership reimbursements.
  • Health Insurance—Interns are offere3d Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Casual Dress Code—Colony Brands has a business casual environment. Jeans are allowed year-round. Performance Updates—We provide interns with useful feedback regarding their performance throughout their internship. A formal mid-performance appraisal and final appraisal will be given.
  • Training—Colony Brands provides all interns with the necessary hands-on training to make their internship experience successful.
  • R. Kubly Family Foundation—The foundation will pay for your graduate or professional schooling in return for a commitment to live and work in Monroe, WI after you graduate. Visit for more details.


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