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Chemistry and Materials Research Intern (Fall 2024)

For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity’s most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world. 
At Battelle, interns and co-ops make an impact through hands-on learning and exciting and challenging projects. Our interns are an integral part of the teams they support and will feel like they are a true, valued team member.  We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. 
A brighter future is possible with you.

Job Summary

We are currently seeking an intern in chemistry and materials research as a member of the Advanced Materials and Energetics (AME) Division during Fall Semester 2024 (August-December). Interns will work closely in the lab with a team of scientists and engineers to develop innovative recycling methods for textiles and plastics. This position is 100% onsite located in Columbus, OH.  



Intern activities may include some or all of the following:

  • Conducting literature searching on existing plastic and textile recycling methods to support the development of new, innovative recycling methods.
  • Development of novel methods for the chemical breakdown of recyclable materials.
  • Interfacing with biologists and biochemists at Battelle to convert polymer breakdown products into advanced materials.
  • Casting of polymer films and evaluation of their mechanical properties.
  • Preparing samples for and analyzing the data from characterization methods including but not limited to NMR spectroscopy, FTIR, TGA, and DSC analysis.
  • Presenting data from the research program in a final presentation to the AME team.

Key Qualifications

  • Must be currently pursuing bachelor’s or master's degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to work on-site at Battelle’s King Ave. campus in Columbus, OH

Preparing You for Career Success
The Battelle intern and co-op program is a great way to increase experience both on a team and as an independent contributor. Ninety-eight percent of internship survey respondents said they felt better prepared to enter the workforce after their Battelle internship and 100% said they were treated with respect by their colleagues.  
You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:

  • Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects
  • Pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery
  • Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment
  • Become the next generation of scientific leaders and business professionals

Are you ready to help solve the most important challenges of today and tomorrow?  
If so, we are ready to support you with:

  • Flexible work schedules: Most teams follow a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off
  • Employee Resource Groups that help cultivate an inclusive and welcoming community
  • Social and professional networking events with Battelle Senior Leadership and your colleagues
  • Opportunities for philanthropic involvement to give back and make an impact in the community


Vaccinations & Safety Protocols

Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients’ requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer.  We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


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