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Research and Development Engineer Co-op

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • Seeking Bachelor’s/Master’s students majoring in Mechanical, Chemical, or Computer Science with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Must possess strong communication, critical thinking, active listening skills, and ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment.
  • The candidate will work on innovative projects in product research, development, and manufacturing, collaborating with technical and commercial partners to meet consumer needs and drive product performance. They will focus on areas such as product formulation, packaging design, process development, material innovation, modeling and simulation, and data science to drive actionable insights and advancements in consumer products.

Off-cycle Internship

Research & DevelopmentBoston


  • Your first step towards an amazing career in Research and Development (R&D) at Procter and Gamble (P&G) starts with applying to this co-op. Within an R&D co-op, you’ll be actively involved in creating, reimagining and launching new innovations which improve our consumers lives… all around the world.
  • The duration of our co-ops range from 4-6 months starting in January or July located on-site at our Gillette World Shaving Headquarters in Boston, MA. As a co-op, you'll receive a co-op allowance. At P&G, Intern/Co-Op sessions are considered temporary employment, with a predicted ending point. No full-time employment commitments are made. However, depending on satisfactory completion of certain criteria, you may be considered for a full-time position upon graduation.
  • As a company, P&G believes that ‘innovation is our lifeblood’. As such, we invest to ensure that our products best serve the current and future needs of our more than 5 billion consumers worldwide across our 65 iconic, trusted brands. 
  • From Day 1, you’ll be equipped with cutting edge innovation tools, you’ll be encouraged to dive into the innovation process, and you’ll be tasked to advance real needs for our business. To enable your success, you’ll collaborate with talented technologists and mentors to strengthen your skillsets and develop new areas of mastery.  The environments you’ll work in are creative workspaces where new ideas flourish and where your technical mastery is recognized and rewarded. Ultimately, our investment in you is equally an investment in the development of our future R&D talent and in advancing our lofty innovation goals. 


  • We are looking for Bachelor's/Master's students who: Majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Computer Science degrees graduating in 2027
  • We offer a wide range of roles for Mechanical and Chemical. Increasingly, we have roles designed for Computer Science and Data Science/Analytics.
  • Overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Have both critical thinking and active listening
  • Has the ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment

Education requirements

2:1 or higher
Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Our Associate Scientist co-op’s are constantly learning, growing in service of improving how our products perform. In this role, you will find new ways to innovate, develop and manufacture consumer products. Since we’re a highly collaborative company, you will have the opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest technical and commercial partners.
  • We strive to match your skills, qualifications, and interests with a role that works best for you and have a number of areas in R&D where you could work as a co-op, including.
  • Products Research:
  • Deeply understand our consumers and their needs in order to inform product design parameters for new or improved products.
  • Product Formulation & Design:
  • Translates the consumer’s needs into the development of delightful finished-products which use the best available technologies/chemicals/materials.
  • Packaging & Device Development:
  • Creates and improves packages and devices that delight consumers and retailers. Packaging and Device technologists lead the development of packages of superior function and premium design. In addition to ensuring the product functions well once the consumer has brought it home, we place a premium in ensuring that our packages and devices are responsibly developed with sustainability in mind.
  • Process Development & Pilot Plant Operations:
  • Translates ideas, concepts, and technologies into the design and scale-up of commercially feasible, state of the art, chemical and mechanical manufacturing processes.
  • Material Development:
  • Start by developing 'new to the world' raw material technologies so we can meet our customer's needs with the highest quality, best performing materials.
  • Modeling and Simulation (M&S):
  • M&S development is a powerful capability which increasingly underpins the work across all our R&D functions. Our M&S experts are developing new to the world mathematical models which speed the pace and impact of our innovations.
  • Data Science:
  • Here, we would want you to communicate complex data or algorithms into simple conclusions that will empower others to drive action based on the insights you derive. As a Data Scientist, you will transform the business to enable better decision-making through the use of advanced analytics.


Work type

Full time

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  • Responsibilities as of Day 1 – you will feel the ownership of your project from the beginning, and you will be given specific projects and responsibilities.
  • Continuous mentorship – you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager.
  • Work and be part of a dynamic and encouraging environment - working over a diverse array of interesting problems.
  • Promote agility and work/life balance for employees, we value every individual and support initiatives.
  • Experience true support for work/life effectiveness and your long-term well-being.
  • Get a competitive salary and benefits' package.