The Dow Chemical Co. (Freeport, TX) │ SCI Scholars Internship

Summer 2014

Sponsoring Company: The Dow Chemical Company

Location: Freeport, TX

Preferred Course of Study: Chemical Engineering

Organizational Unit: R&D Plant

Internship Period: 10 weeks

Stipend/salary (10 weeks): $9,300

Additional Support:
$2,000 travel stipend and subsidized housing available.

*Must be able to provide your own transportation*


  • Current junior
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5

About The Dow Chemical Company

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. 

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Internship Description

Innovation is a key in today's highly competitive environment. When customers work with Dow Elastomers, they have the opportunity to reap the benefits of differentiated products, cutting-edge technologies and tailored solutions. The way Dow combines solid business practices with science-based solutions has earned us world-wide acclaim, industry recognition, and prestigious awards for innovation. Dow Elastomers is a growth business within the Performance Plastics division. It currently generates more than 1.1 billion dollars of revenue annually with more than 650 customers worldwide.

Dow Elastomers is changing the way we do business, with differentiated products and science-based solutions. Working with Dow Elastomers opens a door to the world of chemistry and endless possibilities. Our products and technologies can help enhance recyclability, reduce processing costs, and even save fuel usage. We strive daily to discover ways to further technology and enhance human progress. We are developing products for key market segments and applications.

This project will include product and application development and technical support for the Dow Elastomers Business. The activities are related to the introduction, development, and support of all Elastomer product families—ENGAGETM, AFFINITYTM GA, INFUSETM, VERSIFYTM, and NORDELTM—that go into a variety of markets, including automotive, building and construction, health and hygiene, adhesives, footwear, housewares, appliances, rigid packaging, and recycling. These product families are converted using plastic and rubber processes such as compounding, vulcanization, extrusion, injection, thermoforming, and blow molding. The project will also include lab analysis, fabrication and interpretation of data along with communication of project results within the business.

Examples of tasks involved in this project include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing structure property relationships and relating them to customer requirements and fabrication methods
  • Pilot scale fabrication and laboratory testing
  • Design of experiments and analysis, and interpretation of data
  • Communication of results within the business and collaboration with multiple functions and geographies

How to Apply

Apply by December 14, 2013!
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