Mom's Meals Research & Development Assistant Internship in Ankeny, Iowa
Research & Development Assistant Internship
Job ID: 2021-2256
Provide general support for all areas of the Research & Development department, including product development, nutrition services, and meal label development. Complete all work assignments in a professional and timely manner, adjusting the workload to meet established work priorities.The Mom’s Meals Summer Internship Program is a paid project-based 10-week program beginning June 1st and ending August 6th. Our project-based internship program provides participants with the training, coaching, and hands on experience to be successful professionals in their chosen fields. Our internship assignments focus on practical, value added projects that help create a connection between what is learned in the classroom and what is required in manufacturing projects.Internship location will be either onsite in Ankeny, IA, virtual, or a combination of both.
Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to
Assist with development and implementation of special projects including new dysphagia guideline testing, gluten free meal testing and bio engineered (BE) labeling project
Provide assistance with data entry in nutrition analysis software program and database support with change control process
Provide general administrative support and assist with other projects as needed
Assist with recipe development as needed
Assume other duties as may be assigned
Required Skills & Experience
Currently enrolled in Nutrition/Food/Culinary Science or related program
Third year college student is recommended
Have a GPA of at least 2.75
Strong knowledge in Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
Ability to work independently yet maintain a team atmosphere
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Preferred Skills & Experience ..
Repetitive motions that include the wrists, hands and/or fingers
Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting, remaining in a stationary position for prolonged periods
Visual perception to perform job including peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Mom’s Meals, a PurFoods Company is a home-delivered meal service providing fully prepared, refrigerated meal solutions direct to homes nationwide for over 20 years. We provide seniors, patients recovering post-discharge and those managing a chronic condition with tailored nutrition solutions to manage their specific needs. If you are passionate about the well-being of others and have a strong sense of community, Mom’s Meals could be the place for you! We are a family operated business looking for fun, compassionate, and friendly people who want to make a difference in the lives of others.
Mom’s Meals complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regards to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or military status.
Effective Date: January 23, 2021
Last Reviewed Date: September 1, 2020
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