We want to encourage students and interns to discover the inspiring world of flavors and fragrances

At Symrise, students can explore and contribute to our collaborative, diverse culture. Whether you join us with a technical or commercial background – you can participate in projects and learn from experts within the business. This inspiring and dynamic work environment lets you gain your first work experience whether as a student, an intern, or writing your Bachelor's/Master's/Doctoral thesis.

Our goal is to provide high-achieving students with a workplace experience they can benefit from, and with a taste of what it is like to work in the fragrance and flavor ingredient industry.

If you excel with us and we see that you are passionate about our industry, there is also a pathway to employment. Several of our employees started their career with us as an intern, and if the fit feels right we would love for you to follow in their footsteps.

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Discover our business

Discover our business

We touch the lives of people around the world

There is a good chance that you have already enjoyed a product that we have helped to create

We deliver our products to over 160 countries, with people interacting with them on average 20-30 times a day. As a student or intern with us, you will get to play an active role in helping us enhance those experiences as consumer needs and desires change.

In 2020, we generated €3,520 million in sales across a range of 30,000 products. Our roots go back to 1874 when Ferdinand Tiemann and Wilhelm Haarmann first synthesized vanillin from coniferin in the German town of Holzminden – our global headquarters to this day.

At Symrise, our business comprises two core segments; Taste, Nutrition & Health as well as Scent & Care, each with their own distinct product ranges, allowing us to offer unique cross-divisional, end-to-end solutions. Discover in detail who we are and what we stand for here.

Our growth in numbers


Annual long-term growth

Growing nearly twice as fast as the market


Expansion of our workforce
in 2020

Get to know our culture

Get to know our culture

We base our culture on continuous improvement and inspiration

Sustainability: our mission and you

Sustainability forms a core component of our culture. We are paving the way for future generations with increasingly efficient processes and a product portfolio that helps to meet the basic needs of a global population in terms of nutrition, health and well-being.

Moreover, we place a great importance on charity and social initiatives across all our offices and employees. From safety rallies, charity runs and breast cancer campaigns, to healthy living weeks and community engagement days, our employee-led initiatives make sure to raise awareness for causes and charities, safeguard our environment and give back to the communities in which we operate.

Our focus on sustainability presents also the reason why your personal and professional development will always be a priority for us, no matter how long your placement with us is. Investing in future generations is key to our continued success and an enabler of ongoing innovation.

We share common values

Our six core values define who we are and what we stand for. We share them across our entire business and they bring an underlying strength to our diversity of people and products. Our key values are creativity, excellence, added value, integrity, sustainability and commitment.

Cooking for a good cause
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Cooking for a good cause

Symrise employees in Singapore traded in their computers for aprons for two days to help prepare over 10,000 meals for socially disadvantaged individuals.

Develop with us

Develop with us

Start your career with Symrise

Learn from the best

Experience the benefits of learning in the workplace

Whether you are on an internship with us, a student, or writing your Bachelor's/Master's/Doctoral thesis you will benefit from an innovative environment and state-of-the-art technology. Available across a wide range of business units, our internships are an opportunity for you to gain experience in an international environment, working on projects which make a real impact.

Whatever your field of interest, our managers will give you clear and transparent feedback on the ways you have approached tasks, and provide you with learnings that you can take into your future career.

You will also learn what it is like to work in a culture that values your progression, and discover an exciting industry which we are sure will inspire you independent of what you do in the future.

What we offer

What we offer

Flourish in our energetic, open working environments

Our benefits

The opportunities we provide help you with your studies and future employment as well as your personal growth and development

You will be working with professionals who are experts in their fields, meaning you will have the chance to learn what it takes to succeed in an international workplace, and gain insights and experiences that will help you reach your goals.

Opportunities for you to write a thesis based on your experience with us

A fun workplace where you will have the chance to get involved in office fun-days and sports

Potential fast track to employment and our graduate trainee program

What we expect

A desire to learn and experience the exciting world of flavors and fragrances

More than anything, we want you to take the skills you have and work with our mentors to apply them to a real-world business setting.

Our core values of creativity, excellence, sustainability, commitment, integrity and added value should resonate with you. We expect all our people to embody these values, and students and interns are an integral part of our culture.

We also expect you to be curious, keen to discover more about our exciting industry. If you are motivated by the opportunity to work on products and solutions used by people every day, and are excited by the idea of learning about ever-evolving consumer needs, this is the place to be.

What you could be doing

We are constantly updating our offering to give you the widest exposure to new roles

Whether it is working in one of our laboratories developing the next generation of market-leading perfumes, or in our sales and marketing team discovering the future of consumer trends, you will get real world experience from one of the leading flavor and fragrance companies in the world.

Discover our current opportunities and locations by searching below.

Where you could work

We are truly international

Our internships are available globally, with apprenticeships available at our German headquarters in Holzminden and our Brazilian office in São Paulo.

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How to apply

How to apply

We believe in a collaborative application process where you will be able to ask about our approach to your development and how we can play an important role in your studies

It is also a chance to find out about the exciting world of flavor and fragrance and whether you share our passion for it.

For us, the process allows us to identify whether you are the type of person who would benefit from our culture, and if you possess the values and attributes we are looking for.