Material Science Internship - Cement

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Date: Mar 27, 2023

Location: Allentown, PA, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,300 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER internship is designed to provide hands-on experience in key functional areas. As an intern you will gain first-hand exposure to the chemical industry, learn new business skills and deepen your knowledge of your field of interest. During your internship experience, you will be engaged in meaningful projects that contribute to our business success and help you succeed in global marketplace.

Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


WACKER North America is looking for a highly motivated college student for our summer internship program in Allentown, PA.


This position will be working with the Technical Service Team, this intern candidate will focus on projects evaluating physical properties of cementitious mortars and effects from the interactions of different inorganic and organic chemistries.  This is a hands-on evaluation in accordance to ASTM, ANSI and ISO testing standards.  Evaluation by design of experiment (DOE) and baselining raw materials will also be part of the assignment. This position will be exposed to other technical departments, to understand the breath of Wacker's applications, and other functions of the business to get a good introduction to all departments.


Internship Requirements:
Currently a rising sophomore or higher and attending school to obtain a college degree in the field of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Engineering, or similar degree.
•    Available full-time in person commitment (Monday through Friday) for a Summer Internship
•    Ability to maintain confidentiality
•    Excellent communication  and analytical skills
•    Able to follow laboratory procedures and safety measures
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office
•    Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
•    Effective time-management abilities
•    Ability to positively present our company


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown