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Summer Research: Government and Corporate

Government Internships

  • The Department of Energy has a Scholars Program for summer students or recent graduates. Deadline is 31 January.

The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Summer Scholars program

The Society of Chemical Industry offers the SCI Summer Scholars program, which is designed to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in chemical industry.  The stipend is in the $6000-$10,000 rangd for a 10-week internship. You must be a rising junior or senior and have a miniumum GPA of 3.5 and be a chemistry or chemical engineering major. To apply, click here.

Corporate Internships

  • Argonne National Laboratories has a summer program with research projects available in physical and life sciences, math, computer science and engineering.  They also have applied programs in coal, conservation, environmental impact and technology, and fission and fusion technology.
  • AstraZeneca has summer internship opportunities, many in Waltham as well as Delaware. Click here for a list.  The list is posted in December/January; application deadline is 1 April. 
  • Merck has a summer internship program. There are several PC graduates who currently work at Merck who are looking to hire PC students for the summer! Download this pdf document  or email Harry Chobanian for more information. Deadline is 15 February.
  • Wyeth BioPharma in Andover, MA is looking for summer interns. Deadline is 1 February. If interested, email Alyssa Handler, a 2006 graduate of Providence College.
  • is an internship search engine that you can use to search for over 200,000 positions at over 2600 industries and hospitals.
  • Click on the "Job Info" tab above and check the list of companies on this web page listed under "Company Web Sites". Many of these companies hire summer interns; contact Human Resources at the company and inquire about such opportunities.
  • The ACS has a list of internships, fellowships and summer jobs on its web site.
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