Momentive │ SCI Scholars Internship

Summer 2014

Sponsoring Company: Momentive

Location: Stafford, TX

Preferred Course of Study: Chemistry

Organizational Unit: Specialty Chemicals, Research and Development Center

Internship Period: 10 weeks

Stipend/Salary: $7,200

Additional Support:

  • $125/week housing stipend for non-local students
  • travel expenses for relocation reimbursed


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

Momentive Specialty Chemicals is a global leader in manufacturing and providing thermoset resins which include epoxy specialty resins. These materials provide outstanding material properties, such as mechanical strength, heat resistance, adhesion, and chemical resistance, which make them especially useful in structural composite applications (e.g. wind turbine blades, electronics, aircraft, auto, construction materials) and protective coatings (e.g. industrial, marine, civil engineering coatings).

Internship Description

The intern will work in a research lab involved in epoxy or other thermoset product development and be involved in progressing basic and applied understandings within the assigned developmental area. The intern will work with coaching and guidance from R&D experts to plan their work and experience.

Potential project activities include the development of fundamental understandings of new resin technologies, which will require:

  • Background and competitive literature search and assessment
  • Hands-on design and execution of lab experiments, including material property analysis and characterizations
  • Applying polymer chemistry and physics to understanding fundamentals of structure/properties and final use applications
  • Documenting results and conclusions

How to Apply

Apply by December 14, 2013!
  • Application Form
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    SCI Scholars/Education
    American Chemical Society
    1155 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036

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