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Trends & Foresight Graphic Design Internship

Date: Sep 1, 2021

Location: Hilversum, NL, 1221 JT

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Internship Description

A leading creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products & packaged goods

  • Scent - fine fragrances, beauty care, detergents & household goods. 
  • Nourish - food, beverages & confectionary products
  • Offers differentiated products by leveraging brand understanding, consumer insight & focusing on R&D and innovation
  • Member of the S&P 500 Index 
  • Operates sales, manufacturing & creative facilities in over 30 countries worldwide


Looking for a Trend Driven Innovation Intern

Panoptic, IFF Trend & Foresight Global Platform provides a systematic approach to scanning, sharing, selecting and analyzing intelligence about possible futures and building a common vision across the organization. 
Every year, we carry out an extensive trend research aimed at guiding and inspiring present-day decisions and inspire future business opportunities as well as understanding future uncertainties and risks. 
Interns will be closely involved in a wide range of activities and tasks including trend research, graphic design, logistics and content management as well as other day-to-day tasks. Candidates should have strong and independent multitasking skills as well as a problem-solving hands-on attitude and a splash of creativity. This will require close attention for detail and strong organization skills.

Want to follow an internship with us? Interested applicants are invited to send a resume and a short motivation letter. 


Trendsformed XIX


Tool development

  • Support the development of the Marketing trends brief and briefing material (moodboards)
  • Support the development of the final presentation (selection of market signals + research for validation and background information of examples + formatting slides of trends signals + image editing + slides hyperlinks)
  • Support the development of the marketing visual material & sensorial stimuli (short videos, templates, moodboards, labelling, Trendslator)
  • Creation of the fragrance passports (consolidate information, search for visuals and formatting of slides) 

Sampling and Logistics

  • Preparation, Labelling and Shipment of the commercial kits + marketing material globally
  • Coordination of the sampling and shipping of the fragrance collections 

Training & Roll-Out

  • Schedule, coordinate and support the facilitation of Global/regional training sessions  
  • Support the internal/external roll out global and regional sessions (communication, promotion and logistics)




Support communication and promotion of trend related visual material and content 

  • Apply Brandsence visual guideline to existing material and create new one
  • Update Showpad Trendsformed & Panoptic channels with new signals and reports 
  • Scan, post & analyze trends signals on Yammer (#hashtags, trend requests) 
  • Support Creative initiatives/partnerships with sampling, shipping and communication activities (eg. Polution pods, Rijks Museum)


  • Bachelor’s or Master degree in Graphic Design, Communication, Advertisement, Marketing (Digital),
  • Business English communication skills: Fluent communication in English is required 
  • Champions design tools (eg. Adobe)
  • Multitasking is not a problem, you can handle different requests or projects at the same time
  • Action oriented, proactive and problem solver
  • Creativity, comes up with new ideas
  • Eye for details and sense of aesthetic


What does IFF offer: 

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Period: July 2021 as a start
  • Place: Hilversum (Netherlands)
  • Allowance 500€ (including travel cost, if applicable)