About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

General information

All posting locations: Nijmegen, , Netherlands

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 01 - R&D Management

Date Published: 20-Oct-2021

Job Type: Student

Description & Requirements

R&D Young Talent Program (Internship)

Start date: February/March 2022

Duration: 5 to 6 months

Platform/Project: Multiple Platforms (please see below). Please state in your CV + Cover Letter which Platform you are applying for.

R&D Internship opportunities

  • Product Development

  • Process Development

  • Laboratory

  • Culinary

  • FSQ & Regulatory

  • Consumer Technical Insights (CTI)

  • Packaging Development

  • Nutrition

During the internship- you get your own portfolio- projects and responsibilities. You will get the chance to learn everything about Kraft Heinz- not only the business but you will also get to know the people! You will find yourself in a dynamic and international team- where you will be working as an equal business partner from day one. As an integrated team member- we welcome you to take part in the team’s activities such as team meetings & category meetings which will give you a real feel for the company and the business. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior stakeholders and the delivery of key projects for the R&D team going forward.  


We are looking for someone who is energetic- ambitious and driven. As a Kraft Heinz intern you’ll be the owner of your own projects and especially of your own career. WE provide the playing field- YOU change the game. Are you up for the challenge? 

Job Requirements

  • Required for Product- Packaging and Process positions: 2nd year Master student- with a relevant science study background (eg. Food Science/Technology- Chemical Engineering)

  • Required for Culinary- Laboratory- Nutrition- FSQ & Regulatory positions: Minimum Bachelor’s

  • You should have strong communication skills and fluency in English- both written and verbal (Dutch is not a requirement but other languages are a plus!)

  • Working experience in a relevant industry is advantageous 

  • You are enrolled at a university for at least 50% of the internship duration.

  • NOTE: EU working rights are required (Either you have EU Citizenship- you are studying in the Netherlands or are eligible for another relevant student work visa)

Professional Attributes

  • Ability to Simplify: We like to keep it simple. And to execute fast. Your ability to simplify will be highly appreciated- when you provide simple solutions dealing with complex challenges. 

  • Curiosity- positivity & enthusiasm: You’re curious- positive and enthusiastic. People know you as the driver of the team.

  • Team player: Achieving results is nice- but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a team player- which means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates.

  • Analytical: We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into simple solution with your analytical mindset.

  • Result driven: You don’t only focus on your results- but always do what’s best for the company.

Application process

  • Apply with CV + Cover Letter

  • Pymetrics Assessment (Nov – Dec)

  • Business Interview (Nov – Dec )

  • Assessment Day (Dec/Jan)

  • Offers extended (Jan)

  • Start (Feb/Mar)

What we offer you

  • Competitive allowance dependent on position

  • Full reimbursement of travel expenses 

  • Become a part of a close intern community as well as the wider R&D team

  • Location: Kraft Heinz Innovation Centre

  • An ambitious employer; we only want the best for you

  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know and we can set it in action!

COVID-19 update:

Like any other company- Kraft Heinz has been affected by the regulations surrounding COVID-19. Currently- the Nijmegen office is working in a hybrid form- combining working from home and the office. You will align with your supervisor on your schedule.


Nijmegen- The Netherlands

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity