Project Description:

NIP is a center unique college internship program (formerly known as LERCIP) conducted at the NASA Glenn Research Center. The program provides a 10-week paid summer internship for students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and non-STEM majors that lend support to the NASA mission, and a 16-week fall and spring STEM-only internship opportunity. Students spend their tenure learning and working at the NASA Glenn Research Center facilities under the guidance of a mentor while engaging in authentic NASA-related, mission-based R&D and career-related activities. The educational component allows students to attend and participate in a variety of planned activities such as Conference Day, Career Showcase and a Student Poster Session. The program provides hands-on experiences that challenge, inspire, and promote practical application, complementing and expanding upon students’ theoretical education.

Eligibility Requirements:

For consideration in this project, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and meet each of the following criteria:

  • Full-time student pursuing a baccalaureate or higher degree in a field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics or business related field at an accredited colleges/universities
  • College-bound graduates (high school seniors) or students attending an accredited 2-year college
  • The applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • The applicant must begin on scheduled start date and participate on a full-time basis, Monday through Friday (40 hours per week), for the entire tenure

Benefits:                                           2019/2020 Start/End Dates:

  • Hands-on experiences                         Spring Session:  January 13, 2020 – May 1, 2020
  • Mentoring and role models Summer Session 1:  June 8, 2020 – August 14, 2020
  • Exposure to NASA careers Summer Session 2:  June 15, 2020 – August 21, 2020
  • Enrichment activities Fall Session: August 31 – December 11, 2020
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Salary based on academic level

Application Information:

Application season for students to apply can be found at

Hydrocarbons Process Chemistry R&D Internship at Dow

Hydrocarbons Process Chemistry R&D Internship

Dow™ is seeking an intern for an exciting and challenging opportunity in Process research for the Ethylene envelope in the Hydrocarbons R&D group in Freeport, Texas.  The primary purpose of this role is to conduct laboratory studies on process related issues in support of the global Dow hydrocarbons manufacturing assets.

This 12-16 week full-time position will allow a Ph.D. candidate to develop industrial work experience while building their professional network and gaining knowledge of real-life industrial problems.

This intern will be exposed to Dow™, one of the largest chemical companies in the world, and will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and the opportunity to work with technical experts in diverse fields.

The intern will have responsibility for an individual research project in the area of process support of an investigation into polymer fouling chemistry in ethylene crackers and will have an opportunity to guide research in this area with their unique perspective.


  • Form hypotheses, design and perform experiments to test the effects of process conditions, additives, and model components on fouling kinetics and mechanism at lab scale.
  • Conduct analytical chemistry studies and data analysis.
  • Apply fundamental knowledge to model and explain phenomena observed during testing.
  • Communicate research results in technical reports and presentations.


  • PhD or PhD candidate in chemistry, chemical engineering, or related fields.
  • Background or knowledge and interest in process chemistry.
  • Hands-on wet chemistry experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and detail oriented.
  • Familiarity with hazards of hydrocarbons is preferred.

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume/CV and research summary to Ying Yu ( by February 9th, 2020.

Clean Energy Policy Internship for Post-Degree Candidates

Clean Energy Policy Internship for Post-Degree Candidates

Apply Today!

*Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program.

This internship is with the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative.

What will I be doing?  As an intern embedded within the C3E initiative, you will get to develop educationally and professionally while participating in policy-related projects at DOE’s EERE office in Washington, D.C. The goal of the C3E effort is to close the gender gap and increase participation, leadership and success of women in clean energy fields. You will collaborate with DOE Senior Program Advisors and engage closely with your mentor to move this initiative forward. You will also learn how to plan, manage and execute initiative activities, including organizing meetings and collaborations within the agency and with partnering organizations, solicitation of new ideas for how to grow the C3E, as well as new strategic directions and activities.

Why should I apply?  You will enhance your education and training in clean energy partnerships and multi-agency collaboration, increase your marketability in these disciplines, collaborate with top scientists and engineers in energy efficiency and clean energy, and gain insight into career opportunities through your experiences and under the leadership of your mentor.

Where will I be located?  Washington, D.C.

What are the benefits?  You will receive a competitive stipend for living and other expenses during this appointment, based on your academic and professional background. Additional benefits include Health Insurance, relocation expenses (if eligible), not to exceed $5000 and an education allowance of $10,000 per appointment year to cover travel-related expenses to scientific and professional development activities.

Am I eligible?  You must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) to be eligible for this opportunity. This internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate post-degree academic levels (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D). Program eligibility requirements can be found at

For a full description of this internship and to submit your application, visit If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for the opportunity [DOE-EERE-STP-SP-2019-2200] in your email subject line.

EcoLab Summer Internship

Ecolab is searching for chemistry students to join our Research, Development & Engineering (RDE) team. Chemist interns in RDE support all business units of a globally diversified technology/service company, creating a dynamic, challenging, and varied work environment. This position will execute technical laboratory activities in support of technical platform development.
Basic Qualifications:

  • Pursuit of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or similar with expected graduation dates of December 2020 or May/June 2021
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States now, and anytime in the future, without sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills in laboratory and field testing environments
  • Requires very strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with internal and external customers
  • Self-motivated, independent worker


  • Eagan, MN or Greensboro, NC
  • Relocation assistance is available for those meeting requirements.

For more details on the internship, click here to learn more and APPLY NOW via Handshake:

BASF Leadership Development Program (LDP) Internship – PhD Summer 2020

Leadership Development Program (LDP) Internship – PhD Summer 2020

Company Name: BASF 
Company Location Tarrytown, NY, US

Job Field- REDE – Research & Development

Location- Tarrytown, NY, US
Company- BASF Corporation
Job Type- Internship
Job ID- EN_US_1902484

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

We are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2019 and by Diversity Inc as #12 on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Leadership Development Program (LDP) Internship – PhD Summer 2020

Where the Chemistry Happens…
We are seeking highly motivated, upcoming university graduates who are willing and able to relocate and ready to take their careers to the next level. Our LDP internship is a precursor to our rotational programs, which combine hands-on experience with unparalleled networking opportunities designed to accelerate your career development at BASF.


  • As a highly motivated graduate student, you will spend a summer working at a North American BASF site in either Wyandotte, MI or Tarrytown, NY.
  • Interns will work in various areas such as development, technical service, production support, technology specialist
  • This program is targeted toward traditionally under-represented groups in technical / R&D areas, including but not limited to- female students and students of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent

Create Your Own Chemistry- What We Offer You…

We offer students the opportunity to spend a summer working at a North American BASF site within the U.S. These practical and meaningful assignments will give you an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in school during this 10 to 12-week program.

  • Enhanced career and leadership development, and value delivery to BASF through planned assignments
  • Development of your expertise and the ability to network at senior levels throughout BASF and establish mentoring relationships that could span across your whole career
  • The opportunity for consideration of future opportunities within the organization including the Fulltime PhD Leadership Development Program
    Formula for Success-
  • Current PhD students graduating between May 2021 – August 2022 and pursuing a doctorate in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioscience, Material Science, or Polymer Science
  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. now and in the future without restrictions or future sponsorship
  • Outstanding work ethic and leadership potential
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must submit letter of approval from advisor along with application

Join us! We’ll be recruiting at the following events-

North Carolina State University 7/30/19 – 8/2/19 – A2I Immersion Week 9/17/19 – Interviews Georgia Tech 8/15/19 – Info Session, 4-5pm, Casual Meet & Greet @ Tech Rec Center, 5-7pm 8/16/19 – Individual Coffee Chats, Lunch & Learn 9/24/19 – Interviews *Dates are subject to change. Visit https-// to get the latest information on our upcoming events and to pre-register!

Candidates pre-selected for an interview will participate in a 45 minute interview with two BASF representatives.

Qualifications – BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success-

  • Current PhD students graduating between May 2021 – August 2022 and pursuing a doctorate in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioscience, Material Science, or Polymer Science
  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. now and in the future without restrictions or future sponsorship
  • Outstanding work ethic and leadership potential
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must submit letter of approval from advisor along with application


  • Chemicals
  • Plastics

Employment Type


Job Functions

Computational Science and Technology Advanced Research Studies (C-STARS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Computational Science and Technology Advanced Research Studies (C-STARS)
at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Attn: Computationally experienced Master’s students, recent Master’s graduates, and PhD students

Graduate research opportunities are available at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, through the Computational Science and Technology Advanced Research Studies (C-STARS) Program. C-STARS participants conduct challenging computational research in areas that support ORNL missions, with current openings in artificial intelligence, modeling and simulation, software engineering, geographic information systems, and life and medical sciences database research.

Participants will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, professional development activities, presentation opportunities over the summer, and a large network of ORNL researchers and interns. Financial benefits include a biweekly stipend; possible housing or in- and out-bound travel reimbursements, if eligible; conference travel costs; and any publication-related fees. This opportunity is open to all current graduate students with a GPA of 3.5/4 or higher and those who have recently received a Master’s degree; there is no citizenship requirement.

C-STARS appointment dates and duration are decided upon between the research mentor and participant, although appointments are typically 12 months in duration. Appointments may be part-time or full-time participation. Apply now and more potential mentors will see your application – you’ll note your desired appointment dates within your application.

Current C-STARS Opportunities

Visit the links below to view available opportunities through the C-STARS program:

For more information about the C-STARS program, visit 

If you have any questions, please send an email to

The Coca-Cola North American Scientific & Regulatory Affairs (SRA) Team Intern Position

SRA Food Safety Coordinator

The Coca-Cola North American Scientific & Regulatory Affairs (SRA) Team has an open SRA Intern Position. This is a 10 week position expected to commence in mid-May, 2019.

  • Provide subject matter expertise to the Scientific & Regulatory Affairs (SRA) Food Safety team on ongoing food safety issues to support business initiatives and promote product trust;
  • Review national and international ingredient databases to locate regulatory information on ingredients of interest to the business;
  • Prioritize ingredients based on business interests as well as volume of safety information available;
  • Review scientific literature and translate to both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Support additional regulatory and policy activities.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an MS or PhD program with training in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Toxicology
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to perform in a challenging, dynamic and changing environment
  • Service minded, team player, high level of commitment

Additional Details

  • Position Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Relocation is NOT available (relocation and housing is the responsibility of the candidate)
  • This is a paid position

Interested applicants should send resumes to:

Charles Frohman
Scientist IV
Transformational Innovation
The Coca-Cola Company
One Coca-Cola Plaza
TEC 512B
Atlanta, GA 30313
T (404) 676-3282
M (404) 858-3714


Praxair Internship

The Adsorption Materials group is offering a paid internship for a chemist this summer.  They would like to bring in a Ph.D. student, preferably at the end of their third or fourth year of study, for an internship focusing on development of novel porous materials for gas separation applications. The intent would be to develop them into a strong candidate for a full time position  upon graduation. The specific field of chemistry experience is flexible. The posting, which goes into more detail, is here: Praxair Internship -2018-up64nw. Please share this with anyone who may be interested. If anyone has any questions regarding the position they can contact Katie Farley, Adsorption R&D, Materials, Praxair, Inc. at