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Build skills and gain relevant experience as an intern at Essentia Protein Solutions

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Opportunities for internships or bachelor/master projects


If you are looking for an internship with a company that is developing fast, consider joining us. Essentia Protein Solutions has a strong internship program and is happy to establish an internship that builds your skills and gives you relevant insights into working in a global company with strong values.

We will strive to make your stay with us as prosperous as possible and we will offer you the chance to gain experience within all aspects of the business, so you have a good sense of what it means to work in the ingredients industry. This will give you a better picture of where you could fit in when it is time for you to take on full-time employment – not necessarily with us, but with any professional company.

Bachelor’s or master’s project support (thesis)

Working with our wide-ranging employees around the world, you have a unique opportunity to expand your network and build relationships. You also get the opportunity to tap into our experience, knowledge and data to ensure you attain your academic goals.

If your project speaks to our values, vision and business, please write a letter of application with a project description. You may have chosen your topic already, but if you are looking for inspiration, we may have a proposal for you in the form of a current project. Whatever the outcome, we are happy to support you throughout the process.

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“They offer new and interesting perspectives”

Rita Cold, Senior Applications Specialist 

At Essentia, we often take on interns for specific projects, whether it is for the development of new applications, investigation of global consumer trends, provision, analysis and reporting of data or other basic work in connection with the development of new processes and/or new ingredient solutions.

It is mandatory that our interns are responsible for their own projects and it always pleases us to see that our interns eagerly take on this responsibility. We do what we can to support with guidance and coaching.

Interns at Essentia actively contribute to the business. They come with an open mind and offer new and interesting perspectives to their assignments. We greatly appreciate that, as we believe that the best solutions are found when solved together.


"I hope my perspective will benefit Essentia"

Lorenzo Ravera, Sales Intern

(autumn 2023)

“I’m pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Global Business Relationship at SDU. Though my programme is not industry specific, I landed with Essentia because of the work the company does with ingredients – food production is not static, and the process of protein production is evolving daily.

Part of my research involves data collection, and I am in a position to study the EU market and gather some knowledge on the business practices both internally and externally, thus getting a better understanding of the relationships among partners and other key players. I hope to share my perspective with Essentia and that it will in some way benefit them too. This experience is still teaching me better time management skills as I find balance between my studies and the internship, which will be a plus in future, as I am eager to enter the workforce.”

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"It has made me more certain of the direction I want to take in my future.​"

Mohamad Ismael, R&D Intern and student of Laboratory Technology

(spring 2023)

“My specialization as a student of Laboratory Technology is in research and laboratory analysis. My internship at Essentia has been in support of my final project which is in the technical process of developing a method for optimizing color measuring and dissolving techniques. ​

I chose Essentia because of their innovative work with animal proteins, and mission to find a clever use for often unwanted materials to reduce waste. The experience of a global company whose employees are content, and work closely together has been a nice impression of the workplace.​

I am happy for the opportunity to have found a with a great atmosphere. The people are kind and engaging and always willing to lend an ear or give advice. It has made me more certain of the direction I want to take in my future.”


"Working in the food industry has always been a passion of mine"

Andreas Gripping, Application Intern

(spring 2023)

"A background in food preparation gave me the hands-on experience and desire for more knowledge of food chemistry and behavior and that led me to pursue my current course in Food and Process Technology.

The focus of my internship is on the meat segment, specifically textural properties - which makes Essentia the perfect place for me to gain experience. The company was appealing to me based on its reputation and principles of upcycling and commitment to sustainability - and it has met my every expectation.

I have enjoyed the encouragement to perform tasks and have firsthand knowledge, and there are so many experts with different specializations willing to answer any questions I have.

It has been great to put the theory I have learned to practical use, and I hope for many future opportunities to contribute to the betterment of the food industry.”

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"My internship has been a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop my academic as well as workplace skills.​"

Mathis Berg Hansen, R&D Intern and student of Food Technology and Application

(autumn 2022)

“I came to intern at Essentia so I could get hands-on, real-world familiarity with the food industry, and to compile data for my bachelor thesis. It is a huge undertaking, but I have received a lot of support and advice from my supervisors as well as the Essentia staff who work in the labs. The environment is dynamic with people who are so helpful and willing to answer any questions or assist in any way they can. ​

I have managed to grow my passion of working with numbers and got to do some practical assignments as well. The experience has solidified my confidence in my chosen field, and I look forward to furthering my education, in the hopes of bringing new processes and methods as my personal contribution to the industry."


"I feel better equipped to encounter my future career demands"

Kevin Le, Application Intern

(winter 2022 to spring 2022)

"As I look forward to working in food technology, interning at Essentia has been a most beneficial experience. The practical work practice has been incredibly valuable as I pursue my future goals.

My main objective was to find ways in which I can advance my knowledge and gain the necessary skills needed to work with collagen and other functional protein enriched foods. Thankfully, I have been part of some relevant assignments that have allowed for the expansion of my knowledge and skills base, so I find myself well placed.

Hearing about Essentia’s vision and mission and the focus on placing the customer in the forefront is a daily reminder of why we do the work we do. I have the support of our manager and the other skilled professionals of the Applications team at my disposal, to answer any questions and provide solutions for any challenges I may encounter. The interactive environment allows for real world applications using state of the art equipment and methods.

My internship has been a great success and I feel better equipped to encounter my future career demands."

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"The best part of my education experience"

Jack Bøttger, Application Intern

(winter 2021 to summer 2021)

“As a student of Process Technology - Specializing in Food manufacture, I was very eager for the opportunity to intern at Essentia.

My tasks have included numerous practical assignments related to improving finished products, using functional proteins. It has enabled my work with analog cheese (a non-dairy alternative) which is also the basis of my thesis.

Essentia has more than exceeded my expectations because I have enjoyed the friendly yet professional work atmosphere.  I have been encouraged to get hands-on experience, as opposed to watching more experienced staff handle everything. It has been good to know that my opinion has also been taken into consideration.

My time at Essentia has been the best part of my education experience. It has been a rewarding step in my journey, to contribute to the vision and mission, and modifying applications to help customers improve their products."


"A great experience to kickstart a career in Denmark"

Padmavathi “Padma” Sridharan, Sensory Evaluation Intern

(winter 2019 to spring 2020 spring 2023)

"After my studies, I needed work experience and Essentia gave me that opportunity.

My task was to establish a sensory panel for Essentia. This involved selection of panelists, selection of appropriate sensory evaluation methods, organizing and conducting sensory tests that lead to forming an internal sensory panel.

My interest has always been in the food industry and I was glad to join the product development team’s efforts in innovation which is based on customer needs. The best experience has been the flexibility and being given the freedom to start my own project where I could express my ideas and receive immediate feedback."

About the Essentia work atmosphere:

"It has been very helpful and encouraging, I could always approach anyone for assistance. It’s a place to learn how to wield a work ethic, where the staff are motivating, eager to hear new ideas and encourage a healthy exchange. The cultural diversity, with people from various nationalities made integration into the workplace easier.

It has been an immense pleasure being part of the Essentia team of professionals, and a most satisfactory learning experience.

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