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The College of ACES Career Services Office and the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition organize information sessions and on-campus interviews for internships and permanent positions with a variety of industries, companies, research organizations, and government agencies. Companies interested in holding information sessions or on-campus interviews should contact the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

What will be your Return on Investment

Job and Internship Opportunities

Internships typically take place during the summer and offer excellent opportunities to develop valuable skills, learn about potential future positions and earn money or academic credit.

Graduate School

Potential Careers in Food Science and Human Nutrition


Clinical Dietitian
Dietitian in public, private or government health program
Dietetic manager within a business or clinical setting
Sports nutrition dietitian

Hospitality Management

Careers focused in the restaurant and food business
Assistant Restaurant Manager
Catering/Banquet Manager
Account Executive
Event/Sales Manager

Food Science

Food Chemist
Food Manufacturing Supervisor
Food Microbiologist
Food Product Developer
Quality Assurance Technician
Food Industry Sales Representative
Food Quality Analyst
Flavor Chemist
Sensory Scientist

Human Nutrition

Production Chemist (i.e., Bio-Rad Laboratories)
Nutrition Product Developer
Quality Assurance (Food Industry)
Nutrition Scientist (pharmaceutical)
Health professional in Public Health
Health professional in Dentistry
Health professional in Veterinary Medicine
Laboratory Research Technician


Dr. Nicki Engeseth
Acting Department Head and Professor
260 Bevier Hall
905 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801