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Sensory Science Intern

If you’re looking for a unique internship experience with a company that offers strong brands, professional expertise, and a dynamic work environment that champions entrepreneurial spirit, hands-on responsibility, and real opportunity for career development, we want to hear from you!


At Lactalis USA we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and we know that our candidates come from many different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. If you are excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job posting, we still encourage you to apply and share with us your STORY, your PASSION, and your EXPERTISE! You may be just the perfect candidate for this or other roles within our company.


Key Job Responsibilities Include:

  1. Assist sensory scientists in preparing samples for sensory tests.
  2. Regularly drive to various stores to obtain commercially available dairy products for use by sensory expert panels and other tastings on a weekly basis.
  3. Organize sensory evaluation sessions with paper or electronic ballot, materials, and samples.
  4. Support sensory scientists in recruiting and training new sensory expert panelists as required.
  5. Assist the sensory scientists in developing and maintaining the Lactalis Passion for Taste program.
  6. Support the execution of different sensory tests, data entry, analysis, reporting, and sample submission to other disciplines.



  • Candidate will possess or be pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree in scientific field (Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture, etc.; Dairy or Food Science a plus) 
  • Interest in Sensory Science is a plus.
  • Experience in conducting sensory testing, setup, and interpretation of results is a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Need to be able to work independently and in teams, with minimal direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with all departments and employees in a team-oriented organization.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints.
  • Ability to operate in a transversal environment, across multiple departments.
  • Ability to adapt in a changing work environment.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.