Sensory Apprentice – Internship- job post

Nestlé Research & Development

Solon, OH

Part-time, Internship, Apprenticeship


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Nestlé’s Research & Development Center is our regional powerhouse driving innovation in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical science. Backed by our global Nestlé R&D organization, we lead breakthrough discoveries that are both good for consumers and the planet. Our team of experts range from product developers to engineers, working across our portfolio of food, beverage, infant nutrition, and health science to create leading-edge products and services. As part of our organization, you will use your entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence to unlock the power of food and provide premium value.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.


The Sensory Apprentice supports the Sensory Technician and Panel Leaders with the preparation and execution of sensory test sessions with trained panelists.

This position will be Monday-Thursday from 8am-2pm. There is no relocation assistance or housing provided. This will last 6+ months.



  • Set-up sensory tasting room
  • Prepare products and sensory references, label serving dishes according to instructions
  • Provide IT support by launching panel sessions if required

During Panel:

  • Prepare/cook products to be tasted following specific instructions, and serve to panelists according to rotation plan
  • Assist Panel Leader with the creation of sensory ballots and sensory references


  • Assist with panel room cleanup, store or dispose of products as required
  • Execute discrimination tests with minimal guidance
  • Contribute to exporting and reviewing first panel data, and assist with basic report building

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

  • Currently studying or recent graduate with focus on Sensory Science, Food Science, Food Technology, Culinary, or related field
  • Basic software knowledge: Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Good computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Day time, weekday commitment on a fixed schedule 20-24 h/week
  • Able to work well in a team environment
  • Collaborative attitude. Enjoys working with, learning from, and sharing knowledge with others



To our veterans and separated service members, you’re at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you’ve gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.


This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.