Internships - Microbial Fermentation, Engineering, and R&D - Salem, VA

Pioneer a brighter future
At Novozymes, we work in close partnership with our customers and the global community to make a sustainable impact. We use science to advance industries, and during our summer internship program, you will produce and deliver the biological solutions that boost our customers’ business and pave the way for a brighter future.

Summer Internship Program Overview
Novozymes’ Summer Internship Program provides a wide range of opportunities for current college students. We pride ourselves in offering real-world projects and providing interns with multiple networking opportunities to help you learn and grow both personally and professionally.

Our openings encompass the entire process that we utilize to discover, develop, and produce a microbial product for our customers. You will work intimately within one of the following departments:

  • Manufacturing Process & Technology
  • Project Execution & Engineering
  • Microbial Pilot Plant
  • Quality Control
  • Wastewater R&D
  • Animal Health & Nutrition R&D
  • BioAg R&D
Summer Internships will last for 10 weeks, are full time, and will start in mid-May 2020. In this position, you will be given a project that is feasible for completion in the program timeline, and be mentored by a Senior Scientist or Senior Engineer. Projects will likely include experience in the some of the following areas: large-scale liquid fermentation, biological systems engineering, microbiology, biochemistry, and plant science. For example, recent internship projects included optimization of production scale centrifugation practices as well as denitrification of wastewater for our customers.

An ideal candidate will be:

  • Enrolled in an AS or BS degree program focusing in Chemical/Biological Engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Civil/Environmental Engineering, or Agriculture related concentrations.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Include GPA on resumé).
  • Previous experience or strong interest in working in a laboratory or manufacturing setting.
  • Able to arrange their own housing needs near Salem, VA.
To be considered for an internship, your resumé and cover letter must be received by December 20, 2019. Candidates selected for interviews will hear back from Novozymes by January regarding their status in our hiring process.

Please note: These internships will work in our Salem, VA location.

About Novozymes
Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping build better lives. As the world’s largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, our bioinnovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many other benefits that we rely on today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.

Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability or veteran status.

Application deadline: December 20, 2019
Ref: 6514BR
City: Salem, VA
Country: USA
Job Area: Research and Development