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Food Packaging Applications Intern - Summer 2022


Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  36079

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description

Sealed Air is seeking a driven individual to focus on test method development, new product innovation, and customer-focused support. This role is tasked with working to understand packaging materials, their interactions with packaging equipment, and how to translate lab-based data to real-world applications. The qualified candidate will be responsible for using critical thinking and curiosity to develop test plans, conduct fitness-for-use testing, communicate results, and provide technical recommendations. The co-op student will work under the direction of an Applications Manager but will also work closely with full-time Applications Engineers for guidance and professional development.


• Investigate and propose strategic ideas that drive the enhancement of current product lines or the development of new product lines based on an understanding of materials, equipment, and customer operations.
• Develop, design, and conduct trials that validate the reliability of equipment, materials, and their interactions in order to provide the most robust solution to our customers.
• Apply your area of education to the development of new products and/or processes within the Sealed Air portfolio of food packaging.
• Prepare technical reports and presentations for project stakeholders.
• Some limited travel may be involved to Sealed Air manufacturing plants or customer sites.


Education: At least two years completed working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in packaging science, engineering, food science, meat science or a related discipline from a four-year college or university.
Required Skills:
• Strong academic record with a 3.0 GPA or higher
• Creative problem solver with strong critical thinking skills
• Self-motivated
• Able to work independently and with a team
• Strong verbal and written skills

Requisition id: 36079 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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