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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:  Application & Software Development Internship

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Feb 6, 2024
Hybrid

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 158237 - Piscataway, 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!

 

At Colgate-Palmolive, we offer an exceptional Internship Program within the Global Information Technology Department. This internship is a six-month paid program, starting in June and continuing into the fall as part-time with opportunity to extend. Our program provides Interns with the opportunity to work with a global and diverse workforce as well as apply their conceptual knowledge of business and technical skills within a global consumer products company. Throughout our program, Interns will gain exposure to the latest business practices and cutting edge technologies. Additionally, Interns will function as integral team members throughout the development life cycle by working with business and technical analysts to evaluate issues, develop solutions, implement processes, and support existing applications.

 

Each Intern is assigned to a unique team and project upon hire working in areas including Mobile Development, Full-Stack Development, Front End Development, and more. This assignment will be based on what projects are available and the intern’s interests and skillset. Essentially, the program is a structured education strategy integrating the students’ academic knowledge and career goals with learning through productive work experiences in a sphere related specifically to Global Information Technology. Our Internship program provides students with valuable work experience as well as providing Colgate-Palmolive with a source of highly talented candidates. 

 

Who are you?

  • You are a collaborator- In this role, Interns get opportunities to network with multiple cross-functional teams. These relationships thrive on mutual trust and integrity to achieve deliverables and execute against the strategy and goals.

  • You are an innovator- You look for opportunities to improve and seek creative solutions and you’re able to adapt and adjust the strategy and direction of your work if necessary.

  • You are curious- You’re curious about what works and what does not and are willing to take the initiative to find out. 

 

Requirements:

  • Must currently be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program at a college or university with a graduation date of or later than December 2024

  • Majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Business/ IT Systems Management, or a related field

  • A minimum GPA of 2.8

  • Documentation of authorization to work in the United States, not requiring visa sponsorship now or in the future

  • Technical knowledge and skills, completed course work, projects, or relevant work related experience

  • Familiarity with programming languages and web-related technologies 

  • Previous work experience in software development is a plus 

  • Must be available to work hybrid at our Piscataway, NJ office location throughout the entire internship

    • Every Tuesday or Wednesday, specific hours are flexible 

  • This position requires a 6-month commitment (June-December)

    • Must be available to work up to 35 hours/week during the summer and 15 hours/week during the academic semester


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $21.75 - $31.00 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 Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.

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