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CORBION | Lenexa, Kansas
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Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. We develop sustainable ingredient solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and for future generations. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. We have factories in the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Thailand and the United States. Corbion has a worldwide network of sales offices and agents in more than 100 countries. Quality, product innovation, and customer orientation are important attributes for our client, which is also characterized by being a collegial, informal and result-oriented company culture.

The Company is or will be looking for Interns who currently or recently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in food ingredients industry supporting internal projects for use in various product segments. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them to a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that a student/entry level team member can play in a corporate setting.

He or she will have the opportunity to network, define, and build relationships within our operations, supply chain, sales, HR, and research & development departments, acting as a team member to meet internal deadlines and expectations. Our organization is focused on delivering solutions that bring value for our customers and have decades of experience in the industry.


* Managing or being a team member to work on projects, working both independently and collaboratively with others, to meet project timelines and deliverables
* Conducting literature searches, assimilate information and apply to benchtop or production trials to advance projects
* Working with team members to design, conduct and analyze trials and experimental data
* Maintaining a clean, safe work environment; following established guidelines for good housekeeping, GMP s, and safety
* Working with our team members and other internal colleagues to meet target objectives
* Presenting project status updates and outcomes to team and key partners
* Push to continually drive personal and organizational results, take educated risks on business opportunities and benchmark external best practices to outperform the competition
* Regularly identify areas that can be improved and constructively propose new solutions that increase value and improve business performance; as well as explore multiple possibilities for tackling challenges, think out of the box to determine the best solution.
* Challenge the status quo and promote ambitious thinking in order to add new value
* Integrate data sets from multiple sources and utilize tools to support department initiatives and projects
* Participate in Lunch & Learns, and internship training programs
* Assist with ad hoc projects as assigned by department staff


* Progress towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Engineering, or Business
* Familiarity with experimental design, statistical data analysis and interpretation of results
* Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written technical communication skills, e. g. making presentations and writing technical reports
* Ability to think and work independently while collaborating with others in a team-based environment
* Demonstrated ability to deliver against agreed deadlines
* Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously
* Strong problem solving and analytical skills
* Good organization skills and attention to detail
* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


The method for applying for this vacancy is online via the Corbion careers page at www.corbion.com.

Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace. All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.

Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Corbion Human Resources department. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.