2023-2024 Campus Internship - Research & Development (PhD)

Midland, MD
United States
Job Description

At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we’re passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.  


Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We’re a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple - to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you’re looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you’re in the right place. 

About you and this role - What you would do in this role

Dow has opportunities for Intern Graduate PhD Scientists who are interested in a career in Research and Development.  Opportunities exist across the R&D function and are aligned with various organizations and business units in a variety of locations including Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania and more.

We are seeking candidates who have expertise in one or more of the following areas: chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, polymer science, theoretical modeling, mechanical engineering, data science as well as other dimensions of chemical or materials sciences.  Interns will work with project teams to solve chemical- and material-related problems through both fundamental and applied research.  The types of projects span from product research to process research to application development.  Examples include new molecule or material synthesis, process scale-up, reaction engineering and study and application of structure-property relationships to new product development.  The specific opportunities including project type, geography and timing are variable. 

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Qualifications –

  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Science or other related disciplines.

Additional notes

  • Some Dow facilities are positioned near navigable waterways and are deemed TWIC® facilities as per the Maritime Transportation Security Act. Please review this FAQ on TWIC® credentialing and acceptable documentation. If placed at a location that is deemed a TWIC facility, the successful candidate must be willing and able to adhere to the TWIC credentialing requirements.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance leadership to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $57 billion in 2022. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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