I studied Pharmacy for my undergrad and I am currently doing a Cosmetic Science & Fragrance masters in France. Before now, I did the UK SCS diploma in Cosmetic science while working in R&D as a graduate trainee for an FMCG company (disinfectants, cleaning & air care products, bar soaps, antiseptics) so I have some lab experience. The R&D lab was in a factory, so I also have experience working in a manufacturing environment.
Iv been searching for a formulation/R&D/product development summer internship (June-Aug) in Europe since late last year but haven't had any luck. I'v tried the big cosmetics companies, many raw material suppliers and several contract manufacturers but...nothing. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions? I would really appreciate any. I really want to get some formulation experience, and can't imagine a better way to spend the summer.
PS: I know the US offers a lot more opportunities but i'm restricted to Europe due to the short duration + need for a US visa.