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FR – R&I – Scientific Foresight 2023

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Join the L’Oréal Research & Innovation teams for anexciting Internshipto 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!


Landscaping and analysis of most popular project topics within the field of materials science

  • Carrying out information search (publications; grants; public news; etc.) about projects within materials science and preparing synthetic documents based on the results of the search
  • Looking for Scientific projects dedicated to materials science and evaluating their significance to the development of the cosmetic industry
  • Identifying the key-players; governmental / public organizations and private companies which work on projects dedicated to materials science; representing particular interest for cosmetics industry
  • Develop oral and PowerPoint presentations based on the obtained findings

What molecules make the perfect candidates?

  • Studying on a Master Degree
  • Economic intelligence profile with strong scientific skills (preferably in chemistry / materials)
  • Knowledge or experience in the use of data analysis and data mapping tools would be a plus
  • Strong analytic skills and ability to synthesize complex information

The raw materials for the perfect fit

  • You speak English fluently / French knowledge is appreciated
  • 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 of 1700€
  • 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 200 interns and 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

Under the microscope…

Here are the steps you might go through

  • 1st step: APPLY
  • Send us your resume (NO cover letter needed!)
  • 2nd step: HR DISCUSSION
  • After successfully passing the previous evaluation, our amazing HR team will get in touch with you to know more about your project

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.

Don’t miss out on some recruitment tips to improve your resume and nail your interview!

  • And follow us on Instagram to get some insights into the life at L’Oréal R&I!

And how is it like to work at L’Oréal ?

  • Feel free to sit down with Karl, Product Development Engineer for L’Oréal Professionnel
  • You might want to discover Guive’s amazing career path, and his role today as leader of our Tech Incubator
  • Finally, find out what motivates Gauthier, Regulatory Affairs Manager, to give his best everyday at work
Apply now