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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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:  Global Marketing Development Program MBA Internship (June 2021)

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 91304 - New York, New York, United States

Are you an MBA student considering a career in brand or general management? Join our 10-week Global Marketing Development intern program for the chance to:


  • Do strategic project work while immersed in the day-to-day business 

  • Work for Colgate, a brand found in more homes globally than any other brand in the world

  • Work for a caring company that gives back to our people, community and the planet

  • Get hands-on experience helping drive growth for iconic brands

  • Learn through a robust training program, interact with leadership and receive mentorship

  • Potentially join our Full-Time Rotational Program upon receiving your MBA


And it’s not all work! You’ll also enjoy lively networking and fun NYC social events!


Upon completion of the Internship you can join the Full- Time Global Marketing Development Program. At the end of the full-time program, you will be placed in US Marketing on one of our core teams: Oral Care, Personal Care, or Home Care. The cross-functional experience in the Global Marketing Development Program will give you the tools you need to help manage one of our businesses and will set you on the path to a general management career as well as a variety of other career options. Our practice of promoting from within and rotating brand assignments will further enhance your opportunities within our organization.

Full- Time Global Marketing Development Program

Sales Rotation (Based in a CDO location across the U.S)  -   3 months at one of our sales offices

  • Learn how our products are sold to retailers

  • Analyze category, customer and shopper data to maximize commercial effectiveness

Global Marketing Rotation- 3 months in a market abroad or with Global Marketing team in NY

  • Learn what it means to run a truly global business

  • Interact with other Colgate people around the globe

  • Build strategic thinking skills as you help manage global brand equities

Skill-Building Sprints - 3 months in NY

  • Impactful Brand Experiences Sprint: Partner with external agencies to understand how to drive growth through impactful brand experiences that build our brands and drive demand for our products

  • eCommerce Sprint:  Learn how to drive demand through ecommerce & Direct 2 Consumer 

  • Innovation Sprint: Drive People Centricity and experience Colgate’s innovation process


Who You Are:

  • You are a rapid learner who thrives in a fast-paced environment and has a constant thirst for knowledge with a continuous curiosity

  • You are a multitasker who can balance analytics, creativity, and strategic thinking while making quick progress in the rapidly changing business landscape

  • You are a strong communicator who can stand up for what you believe, seek new opportunities and solutions and is able to drive clarity in ambiguous situations

  • You are a trube collaborator who loves working in close kint, dynamic teams
    You are passionate about Consumer Goods and have a ‘can-do’ attitude with a willingness to roll up your sleeves, experiment, act courageously and challenge the status quo



  • Currently enrolled in an MBA program with graduation of Spring 2022
  • Strong analysis/analytics/competence to break down complex problems into parts and translate them into a strategy
  • Can initiate action to execute effectively with speed & quality 
  • Works effectively with marketing and cross functional partners, fostering teamwork 
  • Flexible and adaptable change leader who is resilient, can recover from setbacks, pivot and learn from challenges
  • Curious individual who drive innovations, experimentation & continuous improvement
  • No previous marketing experience required

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.

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 program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program 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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