SCI Scholars Internship Program

Industrial Internships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Students


The deadline to apply is December 15, 2015, midnight EST.


The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the American Chemical Society created the SCI Scholars Summer Internship Program to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry.

Exceptional sophomores and juniors majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering can apply for a prestigious SCI Scholars summer internship. Students are selected based on the strength of their application, statement of interest in an industrial internship, and letters of recommendation. Over thirty scholars will be chosen for internship positions in the summer of 2016.

Internships include:

  • $6,000–$10,000+ for a 10-12 week internship
  • A certificate and an additional $1,000, which can be used for any purpose, such as participation at an ACS or AIChE meeting
  • Scholars nominate a high school chemistry teacher for recognition. Teachers will be awarded a certificate from SCI and $1,000, which can be used for professional development or classroom materials

Who Can Qualify?

  • Current sophomores or juniors (check each listing for company preference)
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Chemistry or chemical engineering majors
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following documents by December 15, 2015, midnight EST.

1. Review Positions

2016 Internships

Review the SCI internship positions and identify your top three choices (internship listing available soon)

2. Complete Application Form

Application Form

Provide requested information and submit your CV or resume.

3. Get Recommendations

Recommendation Form

Select two people to submit recommendations via the online recommendation form. At least one recommender must be a faculty member at your institution.
4. Submit Official Transcript Have your registrar send your transcript to:

SCI Scholars/Undergraduate Programs Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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