Customer Innovation Intern



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Job Types:

Intern – R&D

Employment Type:

Full Time


Richmond CA




Customer Innovation Intern

Our story goes back more than 150 years, to the chilly southern coast of Scandinavia. From our early success in Sweden and Denmark, we’ve grown into the world’s leading specialist producer of plant-based oils, employing more than 4,000 people all across the globe.

We work with our customers to make the products you love even better. The oils we produce go into making your chocolate extra-creamy or putting the crunch into your croissant. And it’s not just food – we work across industries to make products that are higher quality, healthier and better for the planet.

Everything we do is about Making Better Happen™.

AAK Richmond

Richmond, CA

About the role

The Customer Innovation Intern is a hands-on position that will support all activities of the Customer Innovation department.


Assist with product development projects using fats and oils-based solutions in Plant-Based Foods
Assist formulating new prototypes using specialty fats and oils technology
Perform experiments on fats and oils as required
Assist in the formulation and process development of fats and oils-based solutions
Perform lab analysis and bench-top experiments on Plant-based Foods
Support pilot and plant trials
Assist preparing samples and prototypes for customers

About you

Pursuing BA/BS degree in Food Science
Ability to work with pilot-scale processing equipment
Team oriented and capable of working independently
Good communication skills are a must for functioning in a team environment
Good laboratory skills and experience with analytical equipment/methods
Possess a valid driver’s license

In return AAK offer

Networking opportunities with industry professionals

Hands-on experience working with a seasoned team

Professional growth

Competitive compensation

About AAK

Everything AAK does is about Making Better Happen™. We specialize in plant-based oils that are the value-adding ingredients in many of the products people love to consume. We make these products better tasting, healthier, and more sustainable. At the heart of AAK’s offer is Customer Co-Development, combining our desire to understand what better means for each customer, with the unique flexibility of our production assets, and a deep knowledge of many products and industries, including Chocolate & Confectionery, Bakery, Dairy, Plant-based Foods, Special Nutrition, Foodservice and Personal Care. Our 4,000 employees support our close collaboration with customers through 25 regional sales offices, 15 dedicated Customer Innovation Centers, and with the support of more than 20 production facilities. Listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and with our headquarters in Malm, Sweden, AAK has been Making Better Happen™ for more than 150 years.

AAK prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.