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Research & Development Internship product development Adult Nutrition at FrieslandCampina Innovation Center in Wageningen (The Netherlands)

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Job description

FrieslandCampina is manufacturer of specialized nutrition, such as infant formula and adult nutrition. In our team we focus on specialized nutrition for active adults, such as Sports Nutrition and product for Healthy Ageing.

Good physical stability and a pleasant flavor are considered critical quality factors for consumers. The objective of this internship is to investigate factors that contribute to these properties of the products and will comprise:

  1. Literature study
  2. Assessment of ready to drink Adult formula (FrieslandCampina and competitors), e.g. particle size distributions. A part of the analysis will be outsourced to specialized laboratories.
  3. Prepare prototypes (lab scale and pilot scale) of products with varying composition and processing. Assessment of stability and sensory properties of these prototypes.

Working at FrieslandCampina

For thousands of people every day, we are more than just a dairy company. To our farmers, our employees, the communities we serve, the businesses we work with and the people to whom we bring happiness, FrieslandCampina means something more. For them it’s not just about what we do, but who we are.

FrieslandCampina has a long history in dairy protein making & know-how application products for adults, supporting an active lifestyle, via our Business to Business group. Our company is also present in the Sport Nutrition European market with its own branded proposition ‘Vifit Sport’, a high protein product range especially designed for optimum muscle recovery after exercise ( In Asia, FrieslandCampina is present in the Healthy Ageing market with the Optimel proposition.

We value talented people from any background who want to contribute to something bigger than themselves. We encourage all of our 22,000 employees to make decisions that benefit our entire company. At FrieslandCampina we own our own career and act accordingly. We trust you to make a difference in your job and influence the bigger picture. Working at FrieslandCampina means you are contributing to a better world.

Team details

You will work in the team of Specialized Nutrition, which consists of 50 colleagues working on infant food. You will report on a regular basis to a development specialist, who will help with setting the scope of your internship. The location is Wageningen Innovation Centre.


To be successful in this position, you have/ are:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in the area of Food technology or Dairy technology.
  • Pragmatic, proactive, accurate, well organized, and able to interpret data and to report on this in a fast and concise way.
  • Excellent communication (English)
  • Interested in chemical-physical properties of foods, sensory and the relation with quality.
  • Available from August 2020 onwards to perform this internship (min 6 months)
  • Student at a Dutch higher educational institute

Internship allowance & Contact information

We offer an interesting and challenging internship position, providing you the opportunity to develop yourself in your work field. You can count on sufficient professional supervision and a reasonable internship allowance.

If you have any questions regarding this internship position, please contact Marisa Navarro, Development Manager Adult Nutrition, , +31 6 83640770 and Anniek Hoogeveen, Development Specialist,

We only process applications received via the website.

Uren per week: Full-Time