Internship Research & Development - Prototyping laboratory (m/f/d) | Beiersdorf NIVEA

At Beiersdorf, we want to help people feel good about their skin – and our commitment goes far beyond caring for skin. For 140 years, we have developed innovative skin and body care products for well-known brands such as NIVEA, Eucerin, La Prairie, Hansaplast, and Labello. We act according to our purpose, WE CARE BEYOND SKIN, and take responsibility for our consumers, our employees, the environment and society.

Behind every brand, every product and every accomplishment are our more than 20,000 employees. It is for them that we live an inclusive culture of respect and trust that is strongly aligned with our values – CARE, COURAGE, SIMPLICITY and TRUST. We also embrace diversity by valuing the uniqueness of each individual and being committed to equal opportunities for all.

Your Tasks

In the department “Prototyping Deo” new technologies and application forms are being developed for the Beiersdorf Deo brands. During the internship, you have the opportunity to participate in development projects within a dedicated team located at our headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.

You will gain valuable insights into the work of an international cosmetics company and be able to gather detailed knowledge on the formulation of cosmetic products. You will be able to acquire experience in the following areas:

  • Acquisition of deeper knowledge on the mode of action and development of deodorant/antiperspirant formulations.
  • Production and optimization of different formulation bases in laboratory scale.
  • Learn and practice methods for the evaluation of cosmetic products with regard to performance, sensory properties and stability.
  • Planning and executing of in vivo studies.
  • Independent work on tasks within a project.

Furthermore, this internship offers you the opportunity to gain extensive insight into cosmetic product development through interdisciplinary work with related departments.

Your Profile

  • Studying natural sciences at university level (eg. Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Food Technology, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology).
  • Full matriculation during the entire internship or within a year after the bachelor's degree in preparation for a master's degree.
  • Existing practical experience, e.g. in Chemical Analysis.
  • Pleasure in teamwork, an open-minded & outgoing character
  • Analytical and structured working approach with a solution-oriented way of problem-solving
  • Fluent German and/or English (written and spoken)
  • Very good MS Office application knowledge


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Additional information

You are welcome to apply without a cover letter. We look forward to receiving your application including a compelling curriculum vitae with relevant references and certificates.

We kindly ask you to submit applications exclusively via our online application portal. Open applications or applications by email cannot be considered or answered for data protection reasons.
If you have any questions, please contact our recruiter Insa Koehnsen at

Job Details

Contract Type:
Limited, 3-6 Months / Full-Time
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Country / City:
Germany / Hamburg
Beiersdorf AG
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