Internship - R&D Scientist / Engineer / Packaging

General Mills

General Mills

Golden Valley, MN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Job Description



We create meaningful products and packaging through a culture of innovation.


General Mills was named #1 Best Place to Work for New Grads by Forbes and a Top 100 Intern Programs in the US. 




  • Create new, improve existing, and eliminate waste from products, packaging, and processes
  • Collaborate with cross-functional internal partners to build and grow our businesses
  • Engage external partners around the world to increase efficiency and to identify new capabilities
  • Interact with consumers and customers to develop meaningful insights and translate them into concepts, prototypes, and commercial offerings
  • Develop technical depth and business acumen
  • Impact people’s lives and communities around the world
  • Interns will experience a robust 10-week program leading business critical projects



  • Ability to deliver outstanding results and are developing technical & business acumen
  • Learning mindset & cultural agility, curiosity & inventiveness
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills, passion, enthusiasm, and professional maturity



  • Pursuing any degree, but typically a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D degree in Food Science or Engineering (primarily Chemical / Food Process / Packaging / Industrial / Material Science)
  • A strong academic record – typically a 3.0 GPA or higher.


The hourly rate for this position is $23.65 - $29.42/hour. At General Mills we strive for each employee’s pay at any point in their career to reflect their experiences and skills for their role. The pay for this role represents numerous factors considered in the hiring decision including, but not limited to, educational degree in process, major of study and year in school. Beyond pay, General Mills offers a competitive Total Rewards package focusing on your overall development, including subsidized housing & relocation (if applicable & requirements are met), a summer of learning and fun, health benefits, wellbeing support and perks. Specific benefits may vary by role, location, and other employment status factors.