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R&D Internship Job

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Date: Dec 16, 2014

Location: Plano, TX, US

Company: Yum! Brands


R&D Internship


Food Innovation


Pizza Hut Headquarters, Plano, TX






Yum! Brands, Inc. has over 39,000 restaurants in more than 130 countries and territories and more than 1.4 million associates worldwide. The Company's brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.

Pizza Hut Global, based in Plano, Texas, is a powerful global growth engine for Yum! Brands, with more than 13,000 restaurants. Pizza Hut is a diverse, high-return business, with over 650 new restaurant openings in 2013. Our international business and growth is one of the key factors that makes us truly unique in the restaurant industry.

What makes Yum! a great place to work? It's our people. That's why we invest in people capability so they can make the most of their career. With a diverse workforce and ongoing opportunities for personal and professional success, we've built a culture that rewards and recognizes great effort while providing the work/life balance that is so important to all of us.


The R&D Internship is an opportunity to become a key member of one of America’s top ranked restaurant brands and part of the world’s largest restaurant company. As part of this team, you will support key organizational objectives and gain broad, hands-on experience in the lab and office environments. In this role, you will collaborate with the team to develop, design, and execute experimental criteria for new ingredients and products while leading consumer validation and executing on decisions.
Internship hours per week: 40

Compensation: Competitive salary will be provided along with additional benefits.

Start and end dates of internship: Flexible, May – August


Skills/Qualification/Experience Desired:

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in one of several areas including Food Science, Biochemistry, Ecogastronomy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Marketing.
  • Action Driver: Strong bias for action vs. activity and demonstrated leadership desire.
  • Know How Builder: Understanding of R&D and the industry, while being an avid learner.
  • Walks the Talk: Strong interpersonal communication skills with a team oriented mindset.
  • Step Change Thinker: Excellent project management skills with the ability to consistently meet or exceed expectations.

Nearest Major Market: Plano
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas
Job Segment: Chemical Research, Intern, Engineer, R&D Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Engineering, Entry Level

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