Research & Innovation
Full - Time

Internship in Sustainability Research, Science Based Target - Research & Innovation

6 months - Starting in January 2021 - Located in Aulnay-Sous-Bois (93)

Join the L’Oréal Research & Innovation teams for an exciting Internship to turn science into beauty!


For L’Oreal, beauty is above all a scientific adventure. This principle is reflected in the key role played by our Research & Innovation division, which deploys its teams all around the world to dream up and create the products of tomorrow.

But wait, have you heard about our history?

In 1909, Eugène Schueller, a young chemist, formulated the first hair dyes using a blend of harmless chemical compounds. With his entrepreneurial spirit, he sold it to Parisian hairdressers and founded the Société Française des Teintures Inoffensives pour Cheveux.

You never heard of that company? Don’t worry, we don’t blame you, because you know it under its current name: L’Oréal.

More than a century later, Eugene Schueller’s belief that research and innovation form the cornerstone of growth and success has spread to reach more than 4000 R&I employees, and enabled the discovery of over 130 molecules and the development of thousands of formulas and products. 


Do you want to be part of our history?

Now is the time, join us in Research & Innovation and become a real L’Oréal Internpreneur!

Internship in Sustainability Research, Science Based Target - Research and Innovation


Science based target

Le concept de Science-Based Target (SBT) a pour ambition de répondre au défi du réchauffement climatique, en proposant une méthodologie permettant d’élaborer des objectifs dits Science-Based, c’est-à-dire alignés avec une trajectoire 2°C (1.5°C)

Missions : 

  • Modélisation de l’empreinte carbone des produits l’Oréal

  • Aide à l’anticipation des risques carbones

  • Aide à la définition d’une stratégie de décarbonation des produits du groupe

  • Définition d’indicateurs de suivi.

Apprentissages : 

  • Structurer une stratégie

  • Compétence sur l’empreinte carbone d’un produit et d’une organisation

  • Travailler sur l’ensemble de la chaine de valeur d’un produit

  • Méthodologie d’analyse de cycle de vie 

You must be available for 6 months and able to start your internship between January and March 2021. You must be a master student.

You will be located in Aulnay-Sous-Bois (93) – France.  


What molecules make the perfect candidates?

Your school must be able to deliver an internship work agreement (“convention de stage”).

We are looking for engineers in chemistry or agronomy.


The raw materials for the perfect fit

  • You speak French fluently

  • You are well known for your incredible dynamism and your hands-on mentality

  • Result-oriented: you are not afraid to tackle challenges and solve problems thanks to creative solutions

  • You are a true team player, but also capable of working autonomously

  • Scientific excellence is your moto – you pay strong attention to details and are always seeking for new ways to innovate!


Our input to the mixture

  • An appealing monthly gratification, ranging from 1250€ (Master1) to 1400€ (Master2)
  • Access to a corporate restaurant, a gym and to the L’Oréal staff store to try out all our products
  • Unlimited access to a learning platform with more than 4000 trainings for your own development
  • Integration to an amazing community of more than 130 interns and 50 apprentices and participation to different networking events
  • Personalized HR follow ups to help you develop your skills and improve your performances
  • Participation to L’Oréal’s Innovation Games: a scientific business case competition, where you’ll be able to disrupt the future of beauty
  • The possibility to sharpen your entrepreneurial spirit
  • The ability to bring out-of-the-box ideas to the table!

Under the microscope…

Transparency in the process of recruitment is a priority for us. Here are the steps you might go through:

1st step: APPLY

Send us your resume (NO cover letter needed!)


After successfully passing the previous evaluation, our amazing HR team will get in touch with you to know more about your project


Your resume will be communicated to managers. They’ll ask to meet you if your profile matches their mission’s requirements


To improve your formula

There are no secrets: the better you prepare; the more chances you’ll have to rock your interviews!

Get to know L’Oréal and its Research & Innovation department.

Find out more about the life of Thomas now employed in the group, after a successful internship an a VIE in Asia, within L'Oréal.  

We told you earlier about the Innovation Games, discover the first edition here.

As well, you can discover our first edition of the Management Trainee Program here.

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