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.

Program Summary: APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS RECEIVING A PhD BETWEEN MAY 2021 AND AUGUST 2022.

  • 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://basf.avature.net/events to get the latest information on our upcoming events and to pre-register!

    Process:
    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

    Nearest Major Market: White Plains
    Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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