At Lindt USA, we created a unique and inclusive Lindternship program that provides competitive hourly compensation, paid holidays, fun group activities outside of the office, and meaningful, hands-on work for our student Lindterns. For more than 10 years, our undergraduate and graduate participants have completed their 3 month or 6 month Lindternships in departments such as Engineering, Marketing, Production and Demand Planning, Quality Assurance, Research & Development, Sales, Logistics, and others. As part of their program, they engage with other student Lindterns on campus, participate in luncheons with the executive leadership team and present on their projects and accomplishments.
Valerie P., Engineering
Valerie P., New Hampshire resident and Chemical Engineering major from Northeastern University, is a two-time Engineering Lindtern. Val completed her first 6-month co-op with Lindt USA in Summer 2015 working with our Environmental, Health and Safety team. After getting to know some of our other departments during her residency, Val returned to us in Summer 2016 to complete a second undergraduate co-op as part of our Industrial Engineering team. Her current focus is project management within the engineering department working on installing new equipment and writing project requests for different departments within production. She also works with the Safety Pillar for the Lindt Production Way and the Safety Committee to investigate and improve upon safety concerns throughout the facility. When Val isn’t contributing to the engineering team’s initiatives, she is actively participating in Lindt’s Bowling Club, Running Club, and even completed her second Reach the Beach relay race with her coworkers.
Chris L., Logistics
Chris L. first joined Lindt USA in June of 2015 as a Logistics Management Co-op Student from Northeastern University. In his six-month Lindternship, Chris Investigated thousands of detention claims, returning 85% of misappropriated dollars back to the company’s balance sheet. He also analyzed shipment data to define optimal shipping methods and created weekly reports to manage temporary labor hours during peak season, resulting in an improved labor forecast for 2016. After a successful Lindternship (and college graduation), Chris joined Lindt USA in a full-time capacity in October 2016 as a Customer Supply Chain Analyst working with our largest distributor.
Sales & Category Management
Maddy O., Sales & Category Management
Maddy O. joined the Lindternship Program as a recent graduate from Western Michigan University and immediately became a valued member of the sales and category management team. "I jumped in headfirst, made connections, crafted skills, and put the knowledge I gained through my education into projects that made a difference at Lindt. My connections unlocked the job experience and industry insights that I will use for the rest of my career. My supervisors were amazing at let me sit in on meetings, giving me critical advise and feedback, as well as giving me the mentorship that I needed coming fresh out of school. I am forever grateful for the experience, network, and skills that were acquired during my time at Lindt."
Research & Development
Jennifer B., Research & Development
Jennifer B. came from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to join Lindt (USA) a Research & Development Technology Intern. Over her six-month Lindternship, Jen evaluated new chocolate technologies, helped identify opportunities to drive additional production efficiencies and assisted with the development of a new high cocoa chocolate mass recipe. After her successful Lindternship, Jen returned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue her Master's degree in Food Science.
Crystal B., Marketing
As an MBA Marketing Resident at Lindt, Crystal experienced theory in practice, exercising classroom knowledge in the workplace. She was able to focus on projects targeted towards data analysis, case study research and creative executions all while being exposed to leaders and the broader organization. At Lindt, she learned the value of data driven decision making and the inner workings of the CPG industry. After completing her Residency, Crystal was hired as a part-time Marketing Specialist at Lindt, while finishing up her degree.
Gabriella H., Graphic Designer
Gabriella H., a Communications Design major at Syracuse University, joined Lindt as a Graphic Design Intern in the summer of 2017. During her 4-month Lindternship, Gabriella gained valuable hands on experience by working on a variety of projects, ranging from product packaging to corporate print and digital collateral. She participated in multiple training events with the Creative Department that focused on printing techniques and software, allowing her to learn about consumer packaged goods design elements. Gabriella also took part in a photoshoot, a press check, and joined her Creative Services colleagues at a trend research trip to Boston. Before returning to her studies at Syracuse in the fall, she and her Lindtern peers shared their experiences and accomplishments with our business leaders at a farewell luncheon held in their honor.
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