Research and Development Co-Op- Drexel University
Easton, PA 
Posted 3 days ago
Job Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interns will be involved in many aspects of Product Development and product testing that includes current and new Crayola product lines.
    • Products could include crayons, markers, pencils, paints, modeling compounds and various other Crayola products, along with novel technologies new to Crayola.
    • Initial and ongoing training of product testing procedures and relevant lab tasks (i.e. assembling markers for testing) will be provided by multiple R&D personnel.
    • Interns may be directly involved in the ground up development of Crayola products that are based on different and novel technologies.
  • Ability to provide assistance to R&D Scientists with new and current product testing.
  • Ability to provide assistance in the development of new formulations (lab bench formulation work), new technologies and processes.
    • Some testing may include, but is not limited to, leak testing and write-out testing on markers; performance characteristics of marker delivery systems; washability testing on inks, paints and other washable products; oven stability testing on a variety of products along with a variety of other physical and performance testing.

  • Ability to work independently after receiving direction from Sr. Scientists and other R&D personnel.
  • Document and maintain testing data and observations in lab notebooks.
  • Independently set-up and conduct experiments as needed for new product qualification.
  • Capable of gathering data from product testing and analyzing results.
  • Ability to provide short reports and project summaries to supervisor as needed.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate test results verbally, and in Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint documents.
  • Ability to independently seek out specific R&D personnel for answers to questions on product development issues and guidance on certain testing.
  • May participate in a Technology Sharing event with Marketing and other development groups within Crayola to communicate new ideas, concepts and technologies.
  • Must be organized and have the flexibility and willingness to multi-task on various projects simultaneously and change direction quickly from one project to the next as business needs dictate.
  • Ability to navigate the online Crayola Spec system and input or change formulas within this system (training will be provided). Co-ops will also be asked to input project data into Crayola's online Electronic Notebook.

Job Specifications:

  • Chemistry, Material Science, Biology, Chemical Engineering or other Science related major.
  • Familiarity with lab practices and previous work in a lab environment a plus.
  • Must have access to a motor vehicle to drive to and from the R&D facility and to other nearby Crayola facilities as needed (within 10 miles, one way).


  • Kid Inspired Culture
  • Free Admission to Crayola Experience for Employees
  • Community Volunteerism Opportunities
  • Annual Bonus Potential for all Full-Time Employees
  • Company Matched 401k & Employee Value Sharing Plan
  • Comprehensive Healthcare Benefits for Eligible Employees
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Wellness Programs
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Generous Product Discounts Onsite & Online
  • Company Sponsored Employee Events
  • Discounts on a wide variety of products and services - automotive, electronics, fitness, travel and entertainment

Diversity & Inclusion at Crayola
We will cultivate diversity and create a culture of inclusion for our collective brands - one that grows through sustained action, demonstrates care for every life experience, inspires new products and content, and builds a sense of belonging in which every employee is able to be their very best. Learn more about Crayola's Diversity and Inclusion strategy:

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We offer competitive salary, outstanding benefits and the potential for advancement through the use of creative abilities. No phone calls please.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Crayola is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disabilities, use of a guide or support animal for a disability, a relationship to a person with a disability, veteran status, having a GED (rather than a high school diploma), or any other legally-protected status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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