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Intern Product Development Infant Formula

Posted 11 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)
Start date
1 September 2024

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Intern Product Development Infant Formula

Would you like to contribute to the development of high-quality infant formula products for the brand Friso? Are you curious about understanding ingredient interactions and how these interactions impact the final product properties? Then we are looking for you!

The R&D department of Specialized Nutrition in Wageningen is developing new and improved products and processes for infants and toddlers. For this vulnerable group, nutritious products with premium quality are critical. Premium quality for our consumers includes the ease of dissolving the infant formula powder and this will therefore be the focus of this internship.

What we ask

To be successful in this position, you have/ are:

  • Final year of relevant MSc/BSc study, e.g., Food Technology, with good foundation of food technology and food ingredients, and basic knowledge of dairy technology and processes;
  • Skillful communicator within R&D and towards colleagues, in English language, both oral and written;
  • Independent in project planning and organizational skills;
  • Pragmatic, proactive, hands-on mentality, flexible and creative;
  • Ambition to pursue a future career in product development.

What we offer

We offer an interesting and challenging internship position, providing you the opportunity to develop yourself in your work field. You can count on sufficient professional supervision and a reasonable internship allowance.

Vacancy description

In this internship we will focus on understanding and optimizing the protein interactions in the concentrated wet phase as well as the dry phase, and how design choices reflect on the stability of our products.

You will start this internship by collecting internal/external information about what is known so far. After preparing a research proposal, you will perform lab trials and analyses on the prepared samples. You interpret and present results regularly to the relevant stakeholders and will write a final report at the end of your internship.

Apply here: Intern Product Development Infant Formula (

FrieslandCampina is a purpose driven company focused on winning in the global market for dairy based products. We want to be profitable, so we can make a positive, lasting impact. Not only does FrieslandCampina have iconic B2C brands, a big part of the business is in the B2B market, where we sell ingredients and semi-finished products to manufacturers of nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector globally.

Active in 30 countries
20,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 35 years