2023 Summer Internships- Research and Development

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Looking for an internship where you can make a difference?

At Mary Kay, we are committed to enriching the lives of women and their families around the world, and we offer internships with unlimited opportunities to do something beautiful every day. More than 5,000 employees work in locations across the globe. They provide the products, marketing and other support to millions of Independent Beauty Consultants (IBCs) who work as independent contractors, selling our products directly to consumers.

Through Mary Kay’s Internship Program, students have an opportunity to experience working at one of the world’s largest beauty and direct-selling companies. Our internships are hands-on and learning-intensive, with exposure to our culture, products and the IBCs. You’ll work with encouraging and inspiring leaders who want to help you grow. Our internships can be a path to a full-time position.

The R&D teams at Mary Kay are passionate about science. They continuously research products that allow our consultants to offer their end-users an experience of unsurpassed quality and unrivaled benefit. The products we develop must make people feel confident about themselves and their choice of Mary Kay.  Our research teams travel internationally, finding new ideas and presenting Mary Kay science on a worldwide stage.  Our innovative teams include roles in product safety, product formulation, skin and clinical research, nutritionals, regulatory affairs, quality and other disciplines.


In the past, R&D interns have had the opportunity to work with teams such as Quality, Product Integrity, Product Research, Product Safety, and Regulatory Affairs.


Required Skills: 

  • Excellent written and communication skills and the ability to facilitate communication between various groups to achieve quality objectives. Proficient in Microsoft Office.  Quick learner, attention to details, data management and data organization. Basic understanding of fundamental science concepts, collaboration, teamwork, and data analysis.  Critical thinking, ability to interpret data and knowledge on data systems a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must still be pursuing undergraduate or master’s degree
  • Rising juniors or seniors preferred
  • Must be willing to work in a hybrid work environment
  • Preferred Degrees: Market Research, Chemistry, Biology, Data Science, Sensory Science, Life Science, Microbiology

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