Food Safety Intern-Supply Chain - Downers Grove, IL




Position Summary:


Sara Lee North America is looking to add a Quality & Food Safety Intern, to its Supply Chain team for the summer of 2010.  The intern will work out of the Sara Lee Corporate Office located in Downer's Grove, Illinois.  The selected intern will enter nutrition information for ingredients and finished goods into the Genesis Nutrition Database software, and/or work on getting updated Supplier Ingredient Request Form (SIRF) documents for the meat regulatory department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage data through input electronically, filling, and/or scanning documentation coming from Suppliers & Co-packers. 
  • Contact Suppliers in an attempt to gain required documentation
  • Enter information from vendor's completed SIRF's into Product Vision (PV) for review
  • Scan final documents from ingredient vendors into PV
  • Contact ingredient vendors for additional information at the request of the Labeling Specialists
  • Archive formulas and file of completed label copies and SIRF documents



  • Bachelors degree in food science or nutrition (Junior or Senior)
  • Detail oriented, organized, and have a general knowledge of nutrition/food ingredients/chemistry
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Prior experience with meeting deadlines   

We make it our mission at Sara Lee to "Simply delight you...every day."   Our brands make up one of the world's best-loved portfolios of innovative food, beverage, household, and body care products.  Our leading, trusted brands include Ambi Pur, Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Kiwi, Sanex, Sara Lee, and Senseo.  Collectively, these brands generate nearly $13 billion in annual net sales as they delight millions of consumers every day in approximately 200 countries around the world.  The global Sara Lee team consists of 41,000 employees.


At Sara Lee, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals.  That's why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your career.  With the resources of a global corporation and direct responsibility to make it happen, you can be confident that you'll always be able to perform your best and be recognized for it.  At Sara Lee, the difference is you.


The Sara Lee compensation program is designed to provide you with comprehensive, flexible benefits that enable you to select those features that best fit your needs. Our benefits include, but are not limited to: medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability, retirement plans, and tuition reimbursement. 


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer




Primary Location

 US-IL-Downers Grove (Metro Chicago)


 Food Safety



Education Level

 Bachelor's Degree (16 years)


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