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Supplier Quality Intern (Summer 2024)

fairlife, LLCCoopersville, MI
Start date: 06/03/2024Duration: 11 Weeks
Paid Internship$22 - $25/hr Plus benefitsSponsorship available

2 months ago


about our internship program:

The fairlife Summer Internship Program is designed to welcome interns across our locations to gain meaningful experience and social and professional development opportunities. For 11 weeks, interns will work in one of our three locations: Chicago, IL, Coopersville, MI, or Goodyear, AZ. fairlife’s paid internship program also offers a summer full of social, professional, and community engagement events including exposure to our senior leadership and executives across the business in small group settings, insight into company initiatives, off-site field trips, and for those qualified and selected, an opportunity to pursue a full-time job opportunity.

The fairlife 2024 Summer Internship Program will take place from 6/3 through 8/16 at the fairlife specified in this job description.

job purpose: The Quality Assurance Intern will be a part of the quality team within fairlife, LLC. This individual will actively work cross functionally to confirm packaging specifications are current and communicated. They will focus on ensuring the program for label verification is robust, records are being maintained and reviewed. They will work directly with operations, packaging, warehouse, receiving and procurement.

skills/qualifications required:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate degree program, entering the fall semester as a junior or senior (preferred)
  • Preferred focus on Food Science
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0, or higher
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information
  • Strong interpersonal, communication skills, and presentation skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Occasional travel to various sites in other states may be required

learning objectives:

  • Properly implementing Quality Assurance measures
  • Learning and understanding GMP in a dairy manufacturing environment
  • Effective written communication skills through development of standard operating procedures

working conditions and physical requirements:

  • Sitting/standing/walking during completion of job responsibilities
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. as necessary

food safety requirements:

  • Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.
  • Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.
  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.
  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required.

internship location: Coopersville, MI

schedule: On-Site, standard working hours Monday-Friday

internship duration: 6/3/2024 through 8/16/2024

reports to: Sr. Field Technical Quality Manager

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email

About fairlife, LLC

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and value-added products to nourish consumers. With more than $1B in annual retail sales, fairlife’s growing portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health. A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation. The company is driven by its values of caring for the people, animals, and planet it touches across its business. By providing nourishing products, implementing stringent care standards for animals, and stewarding efficient operations and responsible packaging, fairlife, LLC puts a focus each day on making a positive impact for all.
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Skills you'll need for this internship

    quality assurance
    quality system
    food science


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How will you be compensated for this role?

$22 - $25/hrHourly

Benefits for this internship

  • Housing Stipend
  • Relocation Stipend


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What happens after you send in your application?

fairlife, LLC has not provided an expected interview date. If fairlife, LLC chooses not to move forward with your application, they will notify you.

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