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Nestle Fall 2025 Nestlé Packaging Co-Op in Bohemia, New York

Nestlé in the United States, part of Nestlé S.A., is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future – for individuals and families, for our thriving and resilient communities, and for the planet. We are transforming our product portfolio – from pet care, premium water, frozen meals, and infant nutrition – to meet changing consumer needs by focusing on high-growth food, beverage and consumer categories.

Our operations in the U.S. are composed of seven operating companies: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Purina, Nespresso, Gerber, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Professional, and Information Technology at Nestlé all focused on our mission of ”Good Food, Good Life.” Our organization offers tremendous potential for professional growth and achievement, opportunities to make an impact on a global scale, and substantial rewards for a job well done.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

You know us as the food and beverage company behind a lot of your favorites like Stouffer’s, Nesquik, Toll House, Lean Cuisine, and DiGiorno, as well as new discoveries like Sweet Earth and Essentia Water. Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is encouraged, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day!

Let’s challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. Here at Nestlé, you are empowered to become a student of the business and deliver the best to our consumers and your peers. We’re inviting forward-thinking and courageous future leaders to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset and start their journey of growth!

If you're a current undergraduate or graduate student eager to make an impact on an enormous scale, take strides into greatness and pursue your career with Nestlé USA.

What to expect:

At Nestlé, we offer a paid, 6-month co-op program in Packaging during a school semester; Fall 2025 (June-December). Our Packaging team leads all aspects of the entire development process, from design to manufacturing. Students are given real-life responsibilities through involvement in various activities, initiatives, and the chance to lead their own major projects. The projects will vary in complexity and provide good exposure to a wide range of packaging materials and technologies.

We give students the opportunity to assist in the development and industrialization of new packaging launches, sustainability initiatives, quality improvements, cost optimization, and improved line efficiency efforts. You may also have exposure to different experiences and projects. These may include factory visits, qualifying materials or molds, leading a line trial, performing laboratory testing, developing protocols, creating technical reports and/or attending trade shows. In addition, these individuals will provide technical assistance to various internal departments to support business goals and will interact with Nestlé factory staff, internal customers as well as external vendors.

This program is designed to develop future professionals for our Packaging function. We are looking for individuals with the right mix of talent and enthusiasm with shown leadership skills, strong analytical and communication skills, and the ability to work in a team setting.

Key Outputs:

  • Lead sustainability and productivity initiatives to help reduce material usage of existing packaging platforms by identifying, testing, and qualifying alternate materials or processes

  • Develop protocols and conduct extensive testing to evaluate product and package performance in a real-world environment

  • Design a new package format for different channels of trade (e.g., Club stores, Value, Grocery, and E-commerce)

  • Assist in preparation of documentation and specifications for packaging materials

  • Job Assignments will be based in either a corporate site or a manufacturing site for the duration of the co-op


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  • Must be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program with a focus on Packaging Science, Packaging Engineering, or another related field (i.e. Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Food Science) during the 6-month co-op program

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Effective communication skills

  • Analytical skills for data tracking and results analysis

  • Strong problem solving skills and a continuous improvement mindset

  • Collaborative and able to work in a team environment

  • Ability to deliver results on challenging assignments

Additional Requirements:

  • Willing to relocate as necessary for the assignment

  • Willingness to work in a corporate site or a manufacturing site during the duration of the co-op

  • Willing to travel to Nestlé factories and/or supplier locations throughout the US

Additional Perks:

  • Competitive pay rate

  • Relocation package for the duration of the program (for those who qualify)

  • Participation in a Mentorship/Buddy Program designed to help grow your social and professional network

  • Immersion into a dynamic and collaborative work culture with diverse colleagues

  • Volunteer in community service opportunities with a variety of Nestlé Creating Share Valued Organizations (e.g., Feeding America, Boys and Girls Club, etc.)

  • Work for the largest food and beverage company in the world with access to a global network of experts in their field

The approximate pay rate for this position is $27.00 per hour. Please note that the pay rate provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to knowledge, skills and abilities as well as geographic location

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

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 accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

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