Quality & Food Safety Intern
Northbrook, IL 
Posted 1 day ago
Job/Internship Description

Barilla is one of the leading Italian food groups, a leader in the markets for pasta worldwide, for ready-made sauces in Europe, and for bakery products in Italy. For over 140 years the Company has been run by a family that now has reached its fourth generation. Barilla America, Inc., the U.S.-based division of , Italy's largest food producer, was launched in 1996.  Just three years later, Barilla became the No. 1 brand of pasta in the United States. To achieve this milestone in such a short time is a testament to Barilla's history of over 140 years of excellence in food production, brand-building, product quality, and global consistency.


At Barilla, food production is guided by three essential principles: product quality, commitment to nutritionally balanced eating, and, of course, flavor, the unmistakable hallmark of the Barilla brand name.  To maintain these standards, the Group engages in extensive research and development that helps us produce the best products, while always considering the concerns and needs of our customers.  The Group also operates with respect for the environment and consumer health, and serves as a helpful, caring partner in the communities in which we operate.

Come learn from some of the best! Work alongside talented professionals to contribute to a challenging, exciting and rewarding projects. Our 2021 Summer Internship Program provides real-world experience and an opportunity to build expertise and problem-solving capabilities. 

We offer a unique perspective into the world of food manufacturing with a maximum 12-week paid internship in our Quality & Food Safety department in Northbrook, IL. As a key player on the team, the Quality & Food Safety Intern will be exposed to several core competencies within the Quality & Food Safety team job function.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Support maintenance of supplier compliance database and the launch of Barilla's own internal platform.
  • Assess alignment of Supply Quality Requirement and Quality Annex for Barilla's raw/packaging materials suppliers, co-manufacturers, warehouses, and re-packers.
  • Support continued compliance to FDA's FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).
  • Support implementation and rollout of Barilla HQ's LIMS (Lab Information Management System) to be used by Corporate RDQ and Plant QA's.
  • Develop Food Safety Management System programs for Corporate Pilot Plant.
  • Collaborate with plant & corporate QFS team members to share QFS culture journey to the organization
  • Standardize customer requests for information as routinely requested by Sales. 


Qualified candidates will possess the following:

  • Completed Junior year of college with a concentration in {Food Science or related degree}
  • GPA >3.20
  • Effective project management and time management skills
  • Self-driven individual with the ability to work independently
  • Solid presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and maintain attention to detail
  • Strong ability to work in teams and build good relationships high degree of personal integrity and work ethics
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel); Advanced Excel skills with formulas and pivot tables a plus


Applicants can expect to hear back from us by December 2020. Thank you in advance for considering Barilla America as a potential employer.


Want more information on what it's like to be a Barilla Intern?  Check out this video testimonial of our past Interns:

Barilla is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to characteristics including, but not limited to, age, race, color, culture, ethnicity, nationality, faith, religion, gender, pregnancy, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran or protected veteran status, political opinions, health or disability. We are committed to equal employment opportunity not merely because it is our legal obligation, but because of our firm conviction that it is right and makes good business sense.

Barilla is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Other classifications include, but are not limited to, family status, health status, multicultural differences, political ideas, and sexual orientation.


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