WR Grace & Company │ SCI Scholars Internship

Summer 2014

Sponsoring Company:
WR Grace & Company

Location: Columbia, MD

Preferred course of study: Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

Organizational Unit for Internship: Research & Development

Internship Period: 10-12 weeks

Salary: $6,500


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

About WR Grace

W.R. Grace & Company is a global leader in developing and marketing specialty chemicals including catalysts and other products and services to petroleum refiners; catalysts for the manufacture of plastics; silica-based engineered and specialty materials for a wide-range of industrial applications; specialty chemicals, additives and materials for commercial and residential construction; and, sealants and coatings for food packaging. With annual sales of more than $3 billion, Grace has over 6,500 employees and operations in nearly 40 countries.  Grace celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2004. Visit www.grace.com for more information.

Internship Description

The intern will perform the following duties:

  • Design and conduct independent, accurate and defendable scientific research and design activities to evaluate and improve performance/cost of existing products and develop new products per PDP.
  • Perform non-routine chemical analysis on raw materials and products in the market.  Interprets results and develops new test methods.
  • Write clear reports and give presentations and research and development results.
  • Assist in maintaining lab instruments and field equipment.

How to Apply

Apply by December 14, 2013!
  • Application Form
    Complete the application form (requires CV/resume). Be sure to indicate your top 3 internship company choices.

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

  • Recommendation Form
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