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Reader’s Digest Association (RDA) is committed to building the next generation of talent, and key to our strategy is our internship program. As a worldwide leader in multi-platform media and direct-to-consumer marketing, we have 200+ professionals in our Milwaukee office that can offer robust and engaging learning opportunities to top students in the Midwest.

We are seeking high-potential students interested in career-building opportunities in a fast paced and competitive environment. In turn, we provide interns relevant real-life business experience through short-term projects that support key business initiatives and contribute to our products. You will also gain exposure to RDA's global organization through meetings where you will interact with business professionals, internal industry experts and senior executives throughout the summer.

The RDA summer internship program is open to undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year. All internships are credit-based (unpaid). To be considered for this program, students will be asked to provide proper documentation from their school program.

Position Description

Test Kitchen/Recipe Internship - The test kitchen/recipe specialist intern will work in the test kitchen of the world's largest food magazine, Taste of Home. In addition to hands-on experience, you will be exposed to the entire process of preparing recipes for publication from recipe submission through review, testing and evaluation. You will learn test kitchen operations, how our recipe database program supports the editorial process, how to interpret reader submitted recipes for testing and how to translate them into the Taste of Home style. Responsibilities will include grocery inventory/ordering, ingredient prep for recipe testing, test kitchen maintenance; also recipe documentation in our recipe management system, and testing new food or equipment products to provide feedback to editorial.

Length of Internship: Summer 2012 Term
Requirements: •Currently enrolled in culinary arts, food science, food communication, dietetics or nutrition program entering junior or senior year
•Food preparation experience required
•Strong level of comfort in a kitchen and familiarity with recipes, general cooking terminology and basic techniques
•Strong attention to detail
•Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
•Experience with Microsoft word, Excel; database experience a plus
•Strong verbal and written communication skills
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Application Due Date: May 1, 2012
Payment: Non-paid, credit based.
How To Apply For This Internship: Please visit our careers site at and click on "Internships" under current listings.
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