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INTERNSHIP - Sensory Science


202-204 Wight Avenue

Hunt Valley




McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor, has a 3 month Sensory Science Internship available in our Technical Innovation Center (TIC) in Hunt Valley, MD. This internship will start in May or June 2012 and will run until August 2012. The position is full time Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Note that this is a paid internship, but relocation and/or housing related expenses will not be covered.


About the McCormick Sensory Group: Sensory Science is a well respected core competency at McCormick. McCormick Sensory Scientists are at the forefront of new methodology development and provide frequent presentations/publications to the sensory community at conferences such as the Pangborn Symposium, Society of Sensory Professionals and IFT and in journals such as Food Quality and Preference.


With more than $3 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick brings passion to flavor!



Under the direction of the Sensory Science Manager, the intern will execute sensory related activities including setting up and executing sensory studies as well as data analysis and written reporting. Additional activities may include conducting research on new and innovative sensory methodologies and the possible opportunity to co-author research publications(s). This intern will have exposure and cross training experiences in other functional areas outside of sensory.




  • Student as of September 2012 in a graduate level program in Food Science, Sensory Science, or Nutrition with an emphasis on Sensory Evaluation
  • Working knowledge of sensory methodologies: discrimination, descriptive & consumer evaluation

         Grade point average of 3.0 or better

         Successful completion of at least one sensory science related course and/or experience working in a sensory lab

         Experience analyzing data and writing follow up reports

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Fluency with Compusense, XLStat and SAS a plus
  • Ability to work well independently and as a part of a team


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