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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognised brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programmes that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Internship - Marketing & Category Development

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  20-Sep-2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 145141 - Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium

Internship - Marketing & Category Development


Are you an enthusiastic university (of applied sciences) student and do you have affinity with the field of marketing? Are you available full time for a duration of 6 months, starting from january 2023. Then this internship might be for you!


We are looking for a creative, flexible, curious, entrepreneurial intern with strong analytic capabilities and a fluency in English and French or Dutch.


Interested to discover the exciting world of FMCG and would like to help us to develop our well-known brands like Colgate, elmex, Sanex, Tahiti, Ajax & Soupline. Please read on to see what we have to offer you!


Why an internship at Colgate-Palmolive?

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognised brand names.

An internship at Colgate-Palmolive will show you the world outside of university and will ensure that you will get to know yourself better. As an intern you will be able to stimulate your personal development through various projects. In this 6-month internship you will get a clear view of the day-to-day activities of a job function within Marketing and Category Development, which will aid you in choosing a master program or future job.


What you can expect as a marketing intern at Colgate?

  • You will assist the marketing team in promoting the brands on the market while working together with the sales team and agencies.
  • You will anticipate the needs of the consumers and the changes in the market: It is your job to propose and defend an effective marketing approach according to the needs and expectations of the consumers.
  • Be in charge of client support creations for cross-category promotions (briefs to agencies, tools for the sales force, follow-up of creations) but also for the full Body Care category (add this)
  • Develop internal engagement through projects such as new product launches, newsletters, etc.
  • Analysis and monitoring of categories and promotions at our retail customers (internal and competitor brands)
  • Develop and implement category development projects with our clients in collaboration with the sales team based on
    • market research and insights
    • assortment/linear analysis
    • Use of Nielsen, GFK and retailer data
  • Support to monthly category analysis



Are you the one we are looking for?

  • A bachelor's degree (preferably economics or similar degree)
  • Fluent (minimum B2 level) in Dutch and/or French + English
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (or Google Sheets) and PowerPoint (or Google Slides)
  • Curious and take initiatives aswell as creative and communicative
  • Problem solving, well organized and have an analytical mindset
  • Available January – June 2023 (or longer)



  • An internship  starting from January 2023 of at least 6 months (or more) in a young, dynamic and passionate team which integrates you within an international company and work setting.
  • Paid internship (850 EUR / month)
  • The opportunity to gain an enriching experience in Marketing and Category Management, to develop numerous skills and to receive complete training on Nielsen, GFK and Google Suite tools.


Interested ? Click on the 'apply' button! Please note only applications who are available from January 2023 until June (or longer) will be taken into account.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognised brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.  

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education programme, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love programme please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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