Research & Development Product Development Intern - Lamb Weston - Richland, WA

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

Build your career at ConAgra Foods.  At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-paced workplace.


For more than 60 years, Lamb Weston has been a leading supplier of frozen potato products to customers around the world, and a bellwether of innovation within the potato industry.  But while we're proud of our venerable history, what really excites us is our prospects for the future: original, groundbreaking products just over the horizon; new, inventive ways of helping our customers be more profitable; and game changing innovations that still have yet to be, well, innovated. 


Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization.  At Lamb Weston, we don’t just make everyday food in extraordinary ways – we create a work environment where everyday people can accomplish extraordinary things.  At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader. 


Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives.  You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact.



The Research & Innovation product development intern will be a contributing member of a team that brings together leading-edge technical knowledge to spur development of new potato products and processes. He or she will gain insight to industry while assisting professionals in studies and projects. The intern is a resource to the Sr. Food Scientist in the execution of pilot plant tests and research studies. She or he will be mentored and receive as needed training and given new responsibilities. The intern will be capable of working in a collaborative environment demonstrated by sharing ideas, opinions and expertise. Internships will be for an 11-week period from May through August, 2016. This is a paid internship.

Position Responsibilities

  • Conduct laboratory and pilot plant experiments
  • Exposure to manufacturing processes and equipment for periodic extended workdays
  • Plan test sequences
  • Order, weigh and assemble components
  • Operate and assemble pilot plant equipment
  • Prepare samples for laboratory analyses
  • Document and maintain accurate and complete records relating to processing parameters, product attributes, weights, etc.
  • Collect and organize data
  • Format, analyze, and summarize data
  • Maintain current and accuracy laboratory notebook



  • Preferred Majors: Food Science
  • Preferred Academic Level: Graduating Juniors (although others will be considered)
  • Grade Point Average of 3.00 or higher
  • A basic understanding of science (biology, chemistry or food technology/engineering) to apply skills to support bench top / lab testing under supervision of a professional.
  • Good written and oral communications skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Basic Computer literacy, MS Office Tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to travel



Professional Benefits:

  • Exposure to contemporary business and technical challenges.
  • Networking with professionals with extensive industry experience.
  • Opportunity to personally drive projects based on individual’s skill and interest level.


ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Research and Development

To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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