International Research & Nutrition Insternships

We work with Universities around the world, providing the opportunity for young international talent to gain professional working experience and kick start their professional careers. An internship program at the crossroad between academia and industry, mixing applied research with purpose driven business initiatives.

During the internship, the students and young researchers will be able to work in an international environment for a minimum period of four months supporting our Research agenda. 

The candidates admitted will have the opportunity to develop their bachelor or master thesis (under supervision of a Research & Nutrition member) in one of our four main strategic knowledge areas: health and nutrition, food naturalness, food technology and food sustainability. 



- Bachelor/Master students: Min. 4 months (preferably 6 months) 

- Predoctoral/Postdoc students: see available vacancies



- Bachelor/Master students: Grant of 3000 € for 6 months (500€/month)

- Predoctoral/Postdoc students: see available vacancies



Depending on the profile of the applicant, they will be assigned to different projects into our 4 research áreas (Health & Nutrition, Food Technology, Food Naturalness and Food Sustainability) at different stages of the Innovation Process.



- Fluency in English

- Bachelor and Master students on Science degrees (e.g., Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Environmental science, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Public Health…) 

- Anyone passionate to have an impact on the society, interested in learning, collaborating and sharing!



Send us your CV and a motivation letter with the subject “Hero International Internship Program Application”. Interns will undergo a selection process and will sign an Internship agreement upon acceptance. The internships usually are covered with a research/internship agreement with the university.



University of Wageningen

I have been in the Hero Group Research & Nutrition in Spain to investigate the Food Naturalness in products and ingredients. Thanks to the warm welcome of the team, the freedom and big responsibilities I got, I can honestly say this internship has been a great, learnful and fun experience.



University of Munich

I’ve been an intern at the Institute for Research and Nutrition. I worked on exploring the Planetary Health Diet. I developed my bachelor thesis in the company by analysing the nutritional quality of different food products applying the Nutri-score. I was able to gain my first experience as a nutritionist. The warm and familiar atmosphere within the team made me feel very welcome.



University of applied sciences Den Bosch

In my project for the Hero Group, I have been discovering the personalized nutrition field and translating this trend into new ideas and concepts for Hero. My experience with my colleagues was as warm as Spain! I got to learn a lot from the great minds of Hero that will definitely help me in my future goals. Thank you for believing and realizing this great opportunity.

“ I am grateful to have made the experience of working in an internationally known company in a foreign country with a different language and culture. ”

                                Marie. University of Munich

Marie. University of Munich