Internship - Food Safety & Quality Associate
Minneapolis, MN 
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Food Safety & Quality leads programs and provides technical expertise to ensure the safety, regulatory compliance and quality of General Mills food.


Quality Associates will experience a 2-year rotational program that provides in-role experiences to build expertise in Food Safety and Quality, manufacturing, and people leadership. The QA will be a key team player on their assigned system(s), with no two days the same within the manufacturing facility. The variety of tasks include: evaluate and implement food safety and quality systems improvements; collect, analyze and interpret data to make FSQ decisions; and assess risk using problem solving techniques. While in this program, QA's will also develop a professional network with other early career employees within the facility and across the supply chain.

Upon completion of the program, QA's can apply internally for a next role, either at the same location or elsewhere. Starting assignments include a variety of manufacturing locations across the country.

Key FSQ Responsibilities

  • Lead safety and quality strategy and take action to address gaps and effectively mitigate risk.
  • Collaborate with internal business partners in R&D, Operations, Engineering, and Maintenance to validate manufacturing controls and system capability meet consumer and specification requirements
  • Manage issues with non-conforming product including risk assessment, decision making, and analysis to eliminate future occurrences
  • Protect General Mills' brands and engender consumer trust by ensuring the manufacturing of safe, quality food.
  • Build Food Safety Culture and teach food safety programs
  • Foster external relationships with regulatory, industry and audit agencies in support of global manufacturing

Interns will experience a robust 10-week program leading business critical projects. Assignments include a variety of manufacturing locations across the country.


  • Great people who deliver outstanding results and are developing technical & business acumen
  • Learning & cultural agility, curiosity & inventiveness are key in Food, Safety & Quality
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills, passion, enthusiasm, and professional maturity


  • Pursuing any degree, but typically a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D degree in Food Science or Engineering (primarily Chemical / Food Process / Packaging / Industrial / Material Science)


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We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best - bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what's next.

General Mills is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply to any General Mills employment opportunities.


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