Honeywell-UOP │ SCI Scholars Internship

Summer 2014

Two positions available

Sponsoring Company: Honeywell/UOP

Des Plaines, IL or Riverside, IL

Preferred course of study: Chemical Engineering

Organizational Unit for Internship: Specialty Materials

Internship period: 10 weeks

Salary: $6800 - $10,000
(salary based on academic level)

Additional support: Housing and travel assistance will be reimbursed


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

About Honeywell

Honeywell International is a $36 billion diversified technology and manufacturing global leader. Honeywell has more than 120,000 employees in 100 countries around the world and has a demonstrated heritage of both innovation and achievement. For additional information, please visit

Internship Description

UOP summer interns will work on one or more aspects of technology development and transfer, such as pilot plant operations or development of new and improved work processes and tools for the sale and design of technology and process equipment. They will participate in office-based teams using chemical engineering principles for the design and optimization of processes and unit operations for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. Interns may participate in laboratory or pilot plant-based research teams developing and testing new catalysts and adsorbent materials.

Students will also have the opportunity to become more familiar with all aspects of UOP and full-time work opportunities at UOP and other areas of Honeywell.  Full-time opportunities for graduated chemical engineers include UOP’s Career Development Program for Chemical Engineers. This career track begins with 24 months at UOP headquarters in Des Plaines, IL and/or UOP’s Riverside, IL facilities (both in the Chicago suburbs). The Career Development Program exposes new engineers to a variety of functions, including Research and Process Development, Process Engineering, Technical Service, and/or Customer Training. Experience is gained in one or more of UOP’s key refining and petrochemical technologies with a variety of activities that may include operating pilot plants, defining experiments; designing, troubleshooting and/or servicing UOP process units; and performing other challenging assignments.

Following 24 months of training, Career Development Engineers transfer to Field Operating Service (FOS). In FOS they travel full-time for 3-5 years on assignments to multiple locations around the world as a process or instrumentation engineer and advisor supporting UOP customers in operating plants.

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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