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Product Development Intern, Personal Care

Department: Product Development
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Job Title:          Product Development Intern, Personal Care

Reports To:      Personal Care Scientist                                                                                   

Department:     Product Development                                                                                                

Location:          Chattanooga, TN

Job Summary

The Product Development Intern will be responsible for assisting in the research, development and commercialization of new and improved Skin and Hair Care products. He/ she must be a hands on, team player who can work well in the lab as well as present technical subjects/ health science to others, including marketing.

Role Specific Responsibilities

This description is representative but not inclusive of all position responsibilities.  Associate may be asked from time to time to complete tasks not listed within the contents of this document, but that are relative to the goals of the business. 



EducationMust be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in chemistry, biology or other healthcare science from an accredited university.  Emphasis in Chemistry preferred. 

Experience:  Experience using laboratory equipment, chemicals and personal protective equipment.   

Professional Skills:  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.    

Role Specific Competencies: Highly organized and detail-oriented with time management skills.  This position requires extensive use of computer equipment.  Must have a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft business software to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.   

Special Requirements:  Standing, bending, lifting required, not exceeding 25 lbs.  Position is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee at Chattem’s corporate office. 

Session Dates: 

Fall 2017:  September 11, 2017 – December 22, 2017

Spring 2018:  January 2, 2018 – May 4, 2018

This is up to 28 hours per week assignment.


Regulatory Compliance

American with Disabilities Act

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates (defined as individuals who can perform all essential job functions), are considered equally for employment and is prepared to make reasonable accommodations to ensure that disabled employees or candidates are not disadvantaged in the candidate selection process. 

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates receive equal employment opportunity in the role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or national origin. 

Fair Labor Standards Act (as amended in 2004)

This role has been classified as non-exempt from consideration under current FLSA overtime requirements. 


Relocation assistance is not provided.

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