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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 recognized 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 programs 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:  Operations Intern

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  May 13, 2024

 No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 158481 - Burlington, New Jersey, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!

Operations Year Round Intern

Burlington Township, New Jersey


The primary responsibilities of the role include safety and environmental compliance, quality procedures, data collection, problem solving and continuous improvement as part of a work team.  The Operations Intern works within a structure that requires considerable interaction with others as well as other production units and support functions. This position is managed by the Director of Manufacturing at the Burlington Plant, with an intended start date of April 2024.


Responsibilities include:

  • Accountable for full compliance with safety and other Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) requirements 

  • Understands and is accountable for all Quality, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and cleaning standards and guidelines 

  • Must be familiar with procedures for all equipment within their work area including, but not limited to, normal operations, quality inspections, safety procedures and safeguards, and lock out tag out (LOTO) 

  • Utilize SAP and other processes to help improve operations and documentation to properly record production 

  • Stays abreast of team’s production performance via visual, written and verbal communications 

  • Participates in regular review of team production performance and events

  • Seek and apply Continuous Improvement tools and techniques to achieve team goals 


Required Qualifications:

  • To be considered for this internship, you must be an undergraduate student with an anticipated graduation date between May/June 2025 and a GPA of 3.0 or above Pursuing a degree in supply chain, engineering or related major  

  • Exemplifies positivity, integrity and a willingness to learn

  • Strong critical and analytical thinking and research skills

  • Willingness to try new ideas & technologies to find innovative solutions to business issues

  • Must be able to work at least 20 hours per week 

  • Proficient with computers, software, and data processing 

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds 

  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Seeking degree in Engineering (mechanical, chemistry, industrial, etc) 

  • DOMO Experience 

  • GMP and/or consumer goods manufacturing experience a plus

  • 1 or more years previous manufacturing experience

  • Demonstrated competency in problem solving, decision making, effective communication, and results oriented


 Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $21.50  - $26.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, 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.

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

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


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