Valuable experience can be gained by having at least one internship or co-op during your academic career. These opportunities may involve research with faculty members on campus and/or the chance to work in the industry in a position related to chemical engineering. They usually take place in the summer months between the sophomore and junior or the junior and senior years in your curricula.
To help you find opportunities, here is a list of companies that have established internship programs that welcome applications from chemical engineers. You’ll also find information about internships through the OU Career Services website at www.hiresooner.com. As information becomes available about new internship postings, I’ll send an email to undergraduate ChemE students with pertinent information about the opportunity.
If you know of an ongoing internship program that should be included on this list, please send the information in an email to Madena McGinnis.
- Baker Hughes
- Baylor College of Medicine - Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) - Application Deadline: February 1
- Biogen Idec Application Deadline: March 31
- CTCA Summer Marketing Internship
- GE Medical Systems Applications Accepted: No specific details provided
- Genentech Applications Accepted: No specific details provided
- Genzyme Co-Ops posted Sept. – Dec. Internships available throughout the year but generally posted Feb. – Apr.
- Idaho National Laboratory
- Life Technologies (Applied Biosystems and Invitrogen)
- Mayo Clinic – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Applications Accepted: Mid-September to February 1
- Merck & Co Inc
- Medtronic – Material Science Summer Associate - Applications Accepted: No specific details provided
- NIH – Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Applications Accepted: Mid-November to March 1
- National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
- National Space Biomedical Research Institute
- Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initative
- U.S. Department of Energy – Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships