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PepsiCo Inc.

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Auto req ID: 125621BR
External Posting Title: R&D Nutrition Intern
Job Description

Nationwide Opportunities- Please Read:
Just because this role looks like it's located in Purchase, NY doesn't mean it is! At PepsiCo we place Campus Interns/ Full- Time and Graduate hires in roles nationwide across both field and headquarter locations. Field based roles will only be placed in the field.

We are PepsiCo
PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies with over $62 billion in net revenue and a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands. We have a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes 22 brands that each generated more than $1 billion in estimated annual retail sales. PepsiCo's products are sold in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo's strength is its people. We are over 250,000 game changers, mountain movers and history makers, scattered around the world, and united by a shared set of values and goals. We believe that acting ethically and responsibly is not only the right thing to do, but also the right thing to do for our business. At PepsiCo, we aim to deliver top-tier financial performance over the long term by integrating sustainability into our business strategy, leaving a positive imprint on society and the environment. We call this Performance with Purpose . For more information on PepsiCo and the opportunities it holds, visit .

Functional Description:
PepsiCo recognizes its responsibility to understand the diet and nutrition needs of populations around the globe. The company is tackling these challenges by rethinking its portfolio to deliver healthier products. Today, about $10 billion of PepsiCos approximately $63 billion in sales comes from nutritious or \"healthy\" products (fruit juices, oatmeal, nuts and seeds, dairy products, sports drinks etc.). We are committed to tripling this part of our business by 2020.
As part of our commitment, PepsiCo has expanded its research and development team to include a number of world-renowned medical doctors, nutritionists and food scientists who are working together to develop new products and announced a set of industry-leading nutrition goals. Find more information on Performance with Purpose at

What you can expect:

  • Support the development and implementation of nutrition strategies for the global food and beverage business.
  • Support the transformation of the product portfolio to deliver against the R&D nutrition agenda and health & wellness business initiatives.
  • Contribute to global nutrition initiatives, which may include:
    • nutrition communication
    • scientific reviews of nutrition opportunities
    • translation of science to product opportunities
    • developing programs to support internal and external nutrition education.
  • Gain cross-functional knowledge of a World Class Beverage/Food company.
  • Strengthen skills in the critical assessment and translation of nutrition science to products and communications.
  • Plan and coordinate individual activities that contribute to project results.
  • Coordinate and perform independent and team project work to meet objectives.
  • Presentation of project results and findings upon completion of internship.
Intern Project Examples:
  • Development of external communication strategies and material to educate consumers and health professionals about the benefits of orange juice
  • Review of the scientific literature around a specific nutrition topic and identification of ways to leverage the science for PepsiCo
  • Analysis of global competitive products for assessment of claims, messaging, nutrient profile, and communications strategies


What were looking for:

  • Currently pursuing a Nutritional Sciences, Health Policy or closely related field
  • Knowledge in nutrition science or public health
  • Excellent communications skills (both written / verbal) to request, provide, share, and explain information.
  • Capable of working in individual or team settings
  • Highly energetic, creative, and motivated individuals
  • Ability to relocate (as needed) to internship location of Valhalla, NY
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduate with advanced degree (Masters or Doctorate) within one (1) year of internship completion
  • Be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for current or future work authorization or visa sponsorship for employment
  • Pass a drug screen and background investigation

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Category: Research and Development

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy

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Performance with Purpose

Out performing ourselves is a rush. That's why we perform with purpose. Together, we blaze new trails, succeed, celebrate and then do something even bigger. We never settle for second best. At PepsiCo we're not just committed to performing well as individuals, but as a team, to strengthen the company as a whole.

Around the world, we're working hard to give people the tastes they crave and the nutrition they need. We dream globally and act locally, constantly innovating to sustain our planet, our people, our communities and our business practices. New markets mean new ways of doing business, and new ways of addressing health concerns, cultural differences and environmental challenges. Every day is an adventure, and an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

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