R&D Innovation Capabilities Intern

Application Dates
Applications open
21 Sep 2020
Applications closing
31 Dec 2020
Opportunity Overview
Type Internships
Start date
Academic requirements
Level of Study
University Undergraduate
Degree Accepted

Consumer Health R&D is at the heart of our science-backed, most consumer-facing innovations. With a broad portfolio of household brands, Consumer Health R&D delivers desirable consumer experiences with clinically-proven health outcomes to help consumers live healthier lives every day.

Interns will get to learn more about the J&J brands, innovation best practices and industry-leading science and technology, while helping the R&D teams develop use cases for future-proofed innovation capabilities to enable bigger, better and more agile innovations.
You will be assigned to Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health R&D as an intern and will have opportunities to learn and work in meaningful projects in one of the following areas:
Applied Data Science & Analytics to generate deeper, real-time consumer and technical insights to inform innovation
Sustainable materials for Engineered products
Gastrointestinal microbiome linked to improved quality of life
You will be part of a dynamic internship class based in our Asia Pacific Headquarters and/or Laboratory in Singapore and be part of a structured internship program which includes learning & development sessions, coaching from managers and buddies, and exposure to senior management. There is also an opportunity for the intern to be considered for the Research & Development Leadership Development Program (R&D LDP) which is a full-time 3-year rotational program at the end of the internship.


These are the following internship positions available:
  • Skin Health
    • Data Science – Formulation and/or process data modelling and simulation
    • Formulation – Formula development work
    • Scientific Engagement – Skin Science/Research
  • Regulatory Affairs (RA)
    • Implementation of process to ensure appropriate level of technical information in registration dossiers
  • Essential Health/Packaging
    • Oral Care – Formula and demo development work for Oral Care products
    • Packaging – Creation of 3D CAD design database and validation with actual samples
  • Self-Care/Medical Affairs
    • Identify best in class Probiotics technology to accelerate recovery from diarrhoea via literature analysis
    • Demos for priority Active Pharma Ingredients (APIs)
  • Translational Science
    • Data Science – Consumer and Clinical Data Modelling
You will be involved in:
  • Performing data engineering/science activities including data consolidation and analysis to identify underlying patterns, trends, and consumer and technical insights
  • Assisting in technical analysis of business problems to shape new technical solutions
  • Working under the supervision of R&D leaders to perform any of the following specific activities:
    • Apply data science and analytics best practices to solve R&D problem statements in the areas of consumer insights/experience, formulation and process scale-up
    • Apply strong academic and/or industrial expertise to deliver foundational understanding of sustainable materials and microbiome science innovation opportunities
  • Developing sound, minimum viable models to trigger relevant discussions for drawing insights to solve the R&D problems statements
  • Communicating technical concepts and ideas in business language to stakeholders such as Product Owners and Management
  • Conducting knowledge sharing sessions to the R&D teams


  • Be available full-time for a period of around 6 months, starting January 2021
  • Be currently pursuing at least a Bachelor’s Degree qualification in any of the following areas:
    • Data Science, Analytics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Computer Science/Engineering
    • Pharmacy, Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, and Life Sciences
    • Industrial Chemistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Engineering
    • Materials/Polymer Science/Engineering, Environmental Engineering
  • Have a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 4.0 or above (preferred)
  • Have prior relevant internship / industrial experiences in cosmetic and healthcare products, consumer research, or materials discovery
  • Have excellent analytical, communication (both written and oral) and problem-solving skills
  • Have initiative, enthusiasm and willingness to learn in a dynamic and collaborative environment
  • Preferable to have ability to translate academic knowledge to business applications

Consumer Health R&D is at the heart of our science-backed, most consumer-facing innovations.