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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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:  2024 Spring Packaging CoOp (Jan-July)

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 155011 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

Are you looking for an exciting internship experience in the field of Packaging Design or Engineering? Would you like to have the unique opportunity to be partnered with a Mentor where creativity & innovation thrive and successful products are created for a large global consumer products goods company? Do you want to develop your technical strengths and learn how to apply your education in industry while working towards our sustainability and teamwork goals? Well, look no further, we have an opportunity for you!

Our internships are unique in that you will work on a substantial project with one-on-one guidance from one of our many experts in the Animal Health and consumer products industries. You will have the opportunity to network with other students with the same career interests as you in our program as well as get exposure to senior leaders in our company. And you’ll get paid while you learn! In your downtime, learn how to network and ask our leaders about their experiences to gain greater perspective and learn how you can fit into our family.


We are currently seeking 6-month co-op interns in the Packaging Engineering department located at our corporate office in Topeka, Kansas. In this position you will gain valuable real life packaging engineering experience by assisting Package Engineers in the development, testing and management of projects involving multi-wall paper bags, plastic retort, plastic films and plastic bags, cans and  corrugated secondary packaging.


Activities include test design and implementation, prototyping, transportation testing and specification development. Experience in both development and manufacturing will be provided through trips to package material and product manufacturing facilities. Mentoring by Sr. Engineers will provide guidance in protocol development and testing efficiency.


This is a paid internship that provides a very competitive hourly pay rate plus a generous housing/ relocation assistance stipend.


Position Requirements:
•Current student seeking a Bachelor's or Master's degree in packaging engineering, or relevant technical degree.
•Minimum 3.0 GPA
•Authorization to work in the United States with no need for sponsorship now or in the future

•Mobility and ability to relocate to Topeka, Kansas for 6 months

Salary Range $21.75 USD or $21.75 - $32.00 USD 


Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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 Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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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