Six good reasons for an internship at Henkel
Duration of 4 to 6 months
An internship in one of our 75 countries is the perfect way to get a first but deep understanding of what it means to work at Henkel. With a duration of 4 to 6 months, you get enough time to get firsthand work experience and to explore our diverse, global company culture.
Exciting Projects Worldwide
We love to see our interns being fully involved, regardless of the location and function. That’s why you’ll be working on your own projects and take responsibility at an early stage. Express your ideas and help find new solutions for our products and technologies.
Countless Learning Opportunities
An internship at Henkel is more than just work experience - you’ll be learning for life. Through our Double-in Day, you can switch positions with another intern to experience Henkel from a different perspective. Furthermore, you can also make use of our various learning opportunities with access to more than 9.000 online courses.
Individual Mentorship and Feedback
We like to foster individual skills and competences. As an intern, you’ll receive individual guidance by your personal mentor. As a first person of reference, your mentor will guide you through your tasks, support your professional development, and answer all your questions. Take the chance!
Become a Career Trackie
For our talents: Take the chance and become part of our Career Track! As such, you are one of our high-potential interns and will be known as a first choice for future full-time employment and get the chance for a direct entry at Henkel. We can’t wait to see you unleash your full potential!
You’ll have regular opportunities to meet other interns and exchange your experiences. Join the welcome day within your first days, take part in special lunch dates, a guided tour through the Henkel locations as well as our evening events – it will be worth it!
How to apply
During the first step we are happy about your comprehensive online application at our Henkel job portal. You will need your résumé - preferably as a PDF file. Please make use of the opportunity to upload further relevant documents (e.g. certificates, overview of grades), so we have all documents at our hands, which are relevant for our decision. In case you have a LinkedIn-profile, you can comfortably import your data with one click. A letter of motivation can be attached optionally.
In a one-on-one interview we will talk about your studies, your experience and your future goals. Of course, you will get more information about Henkel and internships. You can ask questions about the position, your future team or career opportunities at Henkel, for example.
For some positions we may invite you to participate in a brief video interview, in which we want to get to know you better. Also, you will be able to present yourself and your strengths with respect to your desired position at Henkel.
The video interview will not be live and you may choose the right timing with respect to a pre-defined due date. Please also note that the participation is voluntary.
If you impress us at each stage, and we think you are a match for one of our open positions, you will receive a job offer. If you share our values and are looking for great career opportunities, you’ll accept the offer.
Henkel and Boeing collaborate on REACH-compliant structural adhesive for aircraft interiors
Henkel Adhesive Technologies - a leader in structural adhesives and surface treatments for the aircraft OEM and MRO industries worldwide - recently collaborated with Boeing to develop Loctite EA 9365FST, a new two-part epoxy adhesive that reinforces and bonds thermoplastic and thermoset substrates and can serve as a matrix resin on fiberglass to strengthen the thin walls of thermoplastic assemblies. Developed for use in aircraft interiors, the halogen and antimony-free adhesive meets industry fire retardancy, smoke density and toxicity (FST) requirements, is REACH and EH&S compliant worldwide, and is qualified to Boeing process specification BAC 5568.
Henkel completes sale of Right Guard and Dry Idea brands
Henkel has closed the sale of two brands, Right Guard and Dry Idea, to Thriving Brands LLC, effective June 1, 2021. Both brands are mainly focused on the North American and UK markets. The transaction is another milestone in the company’s ambition to actively shape its portfolio, an important pillar of its Purposeful Growth agenda. Last year, Henkel announced that the company has identified brands and categories with a total sales volume of more than one billion euros, predominantly in its consumer businesses, of which around 50 percent are marked to be divested or discontinued by 2021.
Henkel on food contact packaging: Sustainability and food safety are two sides of the same coin
The importance of food safety in packaging remains paramount for consumers. At the same time, the sustainability of packaging is becoming ever more relevant as a factor in the purchasing decision. Legislators are increasingly acting on these demands, introducing relevant regulation. A few examples: starting January 2022, France is likely to ban the usage of mineral oils in packaging all together, in its ‘Loi relative à la lute contre le gaspillage et pour une économie circulaire’ (AGEC). Meanwhile, Germany is working on new stricter threshold guideline for mineral oil when it comes to the reuse of recycling paper for food contact applications.