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2013 Internship Opportunity - Food Science

Meijer - Grand Rapids, MI


Meijer is a leading Supercenter located in five states throughout the Midwest, with nearly 200 stores and almost 60,000 employees. As a multi-billion dollar retailer, Meijer is ranked as the 13th largest privately held company in the country. We have become a respected leader in the competitive retail market by sticking to our core values of customers, competition, family, freshness, and safety & health. Meijer's Midwest geography includes corporate offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and stores, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky.

Meijer is seeking candidates for 2013 internship opportunities! Join our program to get experience in your field while also learning more about the retail industry and the breadth of career opportunities that support the shopper experience. Your internship will include interaction with other interns, experts in your area of study, and Meijer senior leadership. We can offer you a terrific summer!

Meijer has a terrific internship experience waiting for current graduate students interested in furthering their experience in the area of food science.

Didn't think Meijer had positions in Food Science? At Meijer, development of customer-preferred products sold under our own labels is one way we deliver higher standards at lower prices. Our product development team is busy at work studying market trends and consumer preferences, then designing and testing new products that are not just a Meijer brand, but a better brand. Our Quality Assurance team provides the testing and processes to ensure that every product meets the standards that customers expect from Meijer...every time.

Representative activities may include:
Supporting Foods Merchandising in the selection of product and evaluation of the capability and condition of vendor facilities

Evaluating Meijer brand food items in a systematic manner to determine the equivalency to National Brands, with a focus on sensory testing

Working with suppliers to evaluate product quality and safety concerns

Maintaining information on current food health issues (microbiologic, allergic, etc.)


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