Westlake │ SCI Scholars Internship

Summer 2020

Westlake Chemical

  • Internship Location — Sulphur, LA or Baton Rouge, LA
  • Preferred Course of Study — Chemical Engineering
  • Organizational Unit — Chemical Manufacturing
  • Internship Period — 10 weeks
  • Stipend/Salary — $8,800
  • Additional Support — Housing assistance and relocation is available. 
  • Eligibility
    • Current sophomore or junior
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Minimum GPA of 3.5 (out of 4.0)
  • Additional Requirements
    • Must be able to provide own transportation and housing.
    • Must attend a four-year university with an ABET-accredited chemical engineering program.

Internship Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently work on assigned projects with supervision of a mentor/supervisor.
  • Observe activities of assigned department or unit, making recommendations as appropriate.
  • Assist mentor/supervisor in day-to-day tasks.
  • Actively participate in complex safety or environmental programs.
  • Maintain intern work activity journal
  • Make final presentation to management team

Company Description

Westlake Chemical is a quality manufacturer and dependable global supplier of petrochemicals, plastics and building products. Blending our chemical capabilities with a strong, downstream building products business, Westlake delivers life-enhancing products that benefit lives every day.  From our polyethylene that is used daily in food packaging like bread bags and milk cartons, to our PVC pipe which is used to deliver clean drinking water or to irrigate fields, our products make a difference in the world. Westlake employs about 9,500 people and operates in North America, Europe and Asia.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following documents by November 30 [extended to December 4] , 2019, midnight EST.

Application Form

Select 3 internship positions and complete the application form (requires CV/resume).

Apply by November 30 [extended to December 4], 2019, midnight EST

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

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