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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.

“They offer new and interesting perspectives”

Rita Cold, Applications Manager 

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.

Case study:

"From intern to permanently employed"

Stephan Behnke, former intern and now Application Food Technologist
(employed since 2018)

As part of the completion of my education as a food technologist, I chose to apply for an internship at Essentia. I quickly became involved in the daily work and was given a main assignment I could use for my final exam project.

During the internship, my primary focus was on the hydrolysis of beef bone broth. I had to investigate what effects different enzymes would have on the taste and yield of the hydrolysis. In addition, I focused on using Essentia's taste solutions in new and exciting formulations.

Towards the end of the internship, I was offered permanent employment with Essentia, which I was quick to accept.

Why Essentia?

  • I enjoy the fact that I can spend time on testing my ideas in the kitchen and the lab
  • The staff club is good at organizing various events that strengthen the sense of belonging and the interaction with colleagues across the departments
  • There is freedom to take on responsibility, and that is exactly what motivates me to think and develop creatively

For me, this is what makes Essentia a good workplace.

Case study:

“A good educational experience”

Maja Rømer Sørensen, Laboratory Intern
(autumn 2018 to spring 2019)

My internship at Essentia has been a good educational experience. I have gained an insight into an innovative company that extracts and works with animal proteins for use in a wide variety of food products and beverages. The employees have been incredibly welcoming and eager to share knowledge about their projects and I have learned about all the different job functions. I can strongly recommend applying for an internship at Essentia. Besides improving my academics and picking up a few expressions of the dialect in Southern Jutland, I feel blessed to have been working in an environment surrounded by the most beautiful nature and with a view to the fjord all day.

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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