Food Safety/QA/Regulatory Intern Downers Grove, IL




Position Summary:

Sara Lee North America is looking to add a Quality & Food Safety Intern, to its Fresh Bakery 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 Product Vision Nutrition Database software, and/or work on getting updated Supplier Ingredient Request Form (SIRF) documents for the Fresh Bakery regulatory department. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with finished product evaluations, scoring against established standards/specifications and assisting with maintenance of the FDA facility registration data base.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage data through electronic input, filing, and/or scanning documentation coming from Suppliers & Co-packers.  
  • Contact Suppliers in an attempt to gain required documentation
  • Contact ingredient vendors for additional information at the request of the Regulatory Managers
  • Archive formulas and files of completed label copies
  • Combine plant product sheets and track status of development of charters for various label update projects
  • Updating facility information in the FDA on-line facility registration data base
  • Assisting the QA department in daily finished product evaluations



  • Bachelors degree in food science or nutrition (Junior or Senior)
  • Detail oriented, organized, and have a general knowledge of nutrition/food ingredients/chemistry/food preparation
  • 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)




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