R&D Technology Solutions Intern

R&D Utrecht Full-time Netherlands

Job Description

Join us as R&D Technology Solutions Intern at our international headquarters in Utrecht, starting in September 2024. In this internship, you will perform your own research project related to new ingredients, coffee and process technologies and assist in general activities of the team (organizing tastings, supporting pilot plant trials and data analysis. 

Your key activities will be: 

  • Experimentation & Optimization: Optimize existing Coffee & Ingredient processing methods by leading and conducting lab or pilot plant experiments.  
  • Technology Implementation: Support the implementation of new technologies and equipment in the pilot line.  
  • Data Analysis: Analyse data to identify trends and propose innovative solutions
  • Knowledge Capture: Contribute knowledge sharing by the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Best Practices for process technology improvement 

Supported by a commendable 4.5 Glassdoor rating and 94% intern recommendation score, we pledge to provide you with a unique learning journey as part of our Global R&D team, where you'll gain hands-on experience in food engineering, problem-solving and multidisciplinary insights into chemistry, engineering, and food science. 

What's in it for you? 

  • A monthly internship allowance of €525 (full-time) 
  • Travel compensation if you don't have a free public transport card 
  • Paid holidays for each internship term 
  • Two weeks of remote working anywhere in Europe (EEA) 
  • The chance to learn from the best R&D professionals out there! 


Are you bursting with fresh ideas and a hunger for learning? We want you!  

Here's what we're looking for: 

  • Academic Program: You are enrolled in a bachelor or master's program for the entirety of the internship, preferably in Food Science, Chemistry or Food technology 
  • Skillset: You possess strong MS Office skills and fluent proficiency in speaking and written English – Having some similar hands-on experience with food research activities is always a benefit. 
  • Personal traits: You have a structured approach, a driven and energetic personality, excellent communication and people skills, and the ability to work both in a team and independently. 
  • Commitment: You are ready to dedicate at least 5 months to this internship, preferably from September 2024 to February 2025. 
  • Availability: You can join the internship for 5 days per week, including three days in-office and one or two days remotely, ensuring an ideal balance between collaboration and independence. 

As we hope to have piqued your interest, please ensure you also meet the eligibility criteria and academic requirements:  

  • Your internship should be included in your study curriculum and directly contribute to your academic results. 
  • Your educational institution is willing to sign a collaboration agreement with JDE Peet's and when joining our Research departments, also sign an NDA agreement for internships. 
  • You are either an EU(EEA) student residing in the Netherlands during the internship or a Non-EU(EEA) student enrolled living in the Netherlands during the internship. 

Additional Information

Are you ready to Unleash Your Possibility within JDE Peet's?  

Here's how to apply: 

  • Upload your resume (in English) using our LinkedIn or career site application form 
  • After applying, we'll reach out within three weeks to let you know what's next. 
  • During the application process, you'll be asked to do an online assessment and at least one interview at our Utrecht office. 

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact our Campus team at -- We're here to help! 

Would you like to join an internship at a Coffee & Tea company that values your future success and prioritizes your passion for positive change? Check out this internship starting September 2024 and Unleash Your Possibility at JDE Peet's! 

Company Details 
At JDE Peet's (before: JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS), we're not just about Coffee or Tea; we're all about the moments and connections they spark. With a history spanning 270 years, we've been shaping the daily rituals of people worldwide, driven by our dedication to quality products and sustainability. 

We are action-driven and deliver our commitments. This means the freedom to challenge the status quo and to look for different perspectives. Our teams work by four fundamental values: We are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach. These values paint the best picture of the kind of fast-moving culture you'll join at JDE Peet's.