IFT Internships


IFT offers internships through the IFT Intern+ Program.

For Students

Our internships allow students to explore career interests, build your resume, develop skills, and gain applicable work experience and professional contacts.

  • Candidates hired within the IFT network must submit photo, bio, and a one paragraph statement about internship experience.
  • IFT may record a video interview of hired candidates.

For Companies

Promote your company’s open internships in food science, R&D, product development, food safety, nutrition, and innovation to IFT Student Association members! Proceeds support academic pipeline development programming for the Feeding Tomorrow Fund.

  • Internship must be related to food science, develop a participants resume and experience, and pay at least $18 an hour or provide comparable compensation.
  • Position and company logo featured on ift.org listing that directs to your website.
  • IFT promotes listing via website, monthly student newsletter, IFTSA communications and more.
  • Annual meeting with IFT staff to review the quality of your experience.

How it Works

  • $5,000 flat fee for up to two positions listed on a rolling basis annually. • Your company provides a logo, link, and desired promotion duration (up to 12 months.)
  • Positions must be submitted at least two weeks before desired posting date.
  • Promote internships in food science, R&D, product development, food safety, nutrition, and innovation.
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Bonus Opportunity

Reach the most engaged students in food science at IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo on July 15-17, 2024, in Chicago! For $2,500, receive one 6-foot table + two chairs, a listing in the event app, and two expos only passes for the table representatives.

To Learn More, Contact: Steve Harley, Director, Fund Development at [email protected]