Intern - Quality Control, Bakery


Quality Assurance Internship

Are you a college student looking for an internship this summer? Are you looking to gain valuable hands-on experience? Do you want to work on challenging projects? Do you want to network with professionals to develop skills beyond what you can learn in a classroom? If yes, then an internship at Publix may be the perfect fit for you.

Our Summer Internships will occur from May 18th through July 31st at our company facilities in Lakeland, Florida. Interns are offered competitive pay and are generally expected to work 40 hours per week, although this varies by department. We partner with Florida Southern College to provide housing for our out-of-town interns. As an intern, you will attend luncheons with Publix executives, participate in a local community service event, enjoy after-work socials, receive performance evaluations twice during the summer to evaluate your progress, and give an end-of-summer presentation to a large group of Publix leaders. Interns leave Publix at the end of the summer knowing they have made a valuable contribution to the organization with an experience that helps them grow professionally and personally.

The primary responsibilities for this position include:
  • analytical instrumentation set-up and calibration development
  • internal audit inspection of bakery manufacturing facility
  • identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations to leaders
  • follow all safety requirements and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • test and evaluate product samples
Required Qualifications:
  • rising Junior or Senior majoring in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology or related field of study
  • basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet/Email
  • must be willing to taste product samples
  • must be able to work a flexible schedule to meet production demands
  • ability to plan, organize and follow through on assignments
  • must be able to communicate effectively with production associates, managers, and executives
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • good time management, problem solving and analytical skills
  • high level of maturity, discretion, tact, and judgment
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