West Hills, California Intern- Nurtrition Science

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  • Requisition Number R5074
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Intern
  • Area of Interest Engineering & Science
  • Location West Hills, California


Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

Location: West Hills, CA

Work Schedule: Hybrid- Onsite (Tue, Wed, Thur)

**No Sponsorships**

The Intern – Nutrition Science is responsible for searching and analyzing existing literature to evaluate health-related outcomes for certain ingredients. The Intern – Nutrition Science reports to the Manager, Nutrition Science. 

Key Responsibilities 

Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include: 

  • Provide scientific analysis and interpretation of existing literature to determine health-related benefits of ingredients and/or new research opportunities 

  • Summarize findings and present recommendations to key stakeholders within the organization 

  • Develop consumer-facing messaging based on scientific analysis 

  • Serve as a communicator on nutrition matters as necessary 

  • Shadow nutrition scientists and learn about other technical functions 

Ideal Candidate Profile 

The ideal candidate is 2nd year or higher Graduate/Professional school student in areas of Nutrition Science, Pharmacology, Biochemistry or other relevant life science degree You can understand, and translate scientific findings to consumer-friendly language, by identifying and analyzing existing literature to evaluate health-related benefits, summarizing learnings to assist in creating consumer-friendly scientific message based on business needs. Research experience with clinical and/or pre-clinical study design, development and execution, statistics, or lab work related to life science is preferred.  

Critical Success Factors 

You’ll be most successful in this role if you have: 

  • Demonstrated skills in critical thinking, evaluation of scientific research, study design, and analysis  

  • Ability to apply knowledge of human physiology and clinical nutrition to interpret scientific data 

  • Demonstrated skills in prioritization, time management, and project planning 

  • Demonstrated ability to document and deliver results 


Capabilities & Skills Required 

In order to take on these challenges, you’ll need to have:

  • Graduate/Professional school student in areas of Nutrition Science, Pharmacology, Biochemistry or other relevant life science degree  

  • Available 8-12 weeks during summertime (suggested starting date: between May and June 2024)

  • Knowledge of physiology and/or nutrition 

  • Ability to learn fast and integrate new learnings with existing knowledge and communicate these to manager and colleagues 

  • Demonstrated skills in critical analysis of scientific results and computer literacy 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 

  • Ability to convey scientific learnings understandably to non-scientists 

  • Preferred: Courses and/or research experience related to nutrition science, statistics, pre-clinical and/or clinical study design 


Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Annual Pay

Annual Pay Range

$37,105.00 - $55,863.00

This represents the minimum and maximum base salary range for this role, plus annual incentive. Various elements are used to determine a candidate’s starting salary such as job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in the role.  This information is provided to applicants in accordance with state and local laws.

Pharmavite provides compensation for all overtime hours worked by non-exempt (hourly) employees in accordance with state and federal law. The need to work overtime hours will be determined by management, based on customer and business necessity to meet the needs of our business, Pharmavite may require employees to work overtime.

Voluntary overtime requested by non-exempt employees must be approved in advance by the employee’s supervisor.

Visit Pharmavite.com/careers to learn more about our mission and discover an opportunity that's right for you. Health and wellness begins with us.

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