SCI Scholars — Industrial Internships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Undergraduates

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 2015.

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

We are no longer accepting applications for 2015 summer internships.

Submit the following documents to apply for an SCI internship
(see internship listing):

  • Application Form
    Complete the application form (requires CV/resume). Be sure to indicate your top 3 internship company choices.
  • Recommendation Form
    Submit by December 30, 2014!
    Select two people to submit recommendations. At least one recommender must be a faculty member at your institution.

  • Official Transcript
    Send transcript to:
    SCI Scholars/Education
    American Chemical Society
    1155 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036

About SCI

SCI America International Group, launched in 1884, is part of the Society of Chemical Industry’s international organization. Its main objective is to promote the application of science for the benefit of society. SCI is dedicated to promoting fellowship, celebrating achievement, promoting public awareness of the contributions of industrial chemistry, and inspiring students to enter technical careers.

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