July 27, 2023

Nestlé Health Science's Internship Program: Bridging the Gap between College and Career

Empowering and preparing the next generation of talent for future career success

As college graduates transition from student to professional, employers are constantly seeking top early career talent. Internship experiences play a crucial role in bridging this gap. At Nestlé Health Science, we understand the significance of professional development at every stage of one's career journey. Therefore, we strive to enhance our internship program to meet the evolving needs of today's workforce. 
 "NHSc is an amazing place for an internship because, as an organization, we believe in the power of building connections, and we're committed to developing leaders of the future," says Michelle Waddington, Director of Human Resources. "It's all about opportunity, and we encourage them to really show up, lean in and forge relationships. All of that is critical to opening doors to future opportunities." 
Our internship program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of our business operations. Each intern is paired with a manager and a mentor who provide guidance and support throughout the program. To further enrich their experience, they participate in various workshops and initiatives covering a diverse range of topics such as goal setting, sustainability, presentation skills, networking, and overcoming imposter syndrome. At the end of the program, each intern presents their experience to the heads of each business function, showcasing their newfound knowledge and skills. 
"Through my internship at Nestlé Health Science, I have developed a greater sense of confidence in collaborating with colleagues across the business while learning to thrive in a dynamic work environment," said Jason Easterling, Factory Management intern at Nestlé Health Science and National GEM Consortium fellow
At Nestlé Health Science, our internship program is more than just a means of acquiring concrete skills. We place a strong emphasis on developing our interns' confidence in their work, ideas, and final presentations. We understand that this is not a skill that can be simply taught, but we are committed to uplifting our interns and providing them with a solid foundation for future success. We believe that by instilling confidence in our interns, we are not only helping them to succeed in their current roles but also setting them up for long-term success in their careers. 
To learn more about our internship program, check out the video below, which features current and former interns, as well as their mentors and leaders supporting them along the way.