Campus Internship Program : Research & Development: Industrial Innovation Campus
Horgen, CHE
vor 4 Tg.


Do you have a passion to deliver innovative solutions for complex scientific problems?

We are looking for you, an ambitious student (m / f), currently studying for a Master degree, to support our Packaging & Specialty Plastics business, who is interested in Industrial Innovation Campus (I2C) program , to be located in Horgen, Switzerland.

Dow is offering great career opportunities in a global and international environment.

The department that will welcome you is Packaging & Specialty Plastics (P&SP).

P&SP aims to be the most innovative, inclusive, customer-centric, and sustainability driven business among its peers in the industry.

The development of new technologies and application development remains the core strength of P&SP. We thrive to deliver value growth and best-in-class performance for our employees, our customers, and for the planet.

In everything we do, we strive for a positive impact on our society and the planet.

P&SP has a diverse portfolio of product offerings, namely low to high density polyethylene, polyolefin elastomers & plastomers, synthetic rubbers, functional ethylene copolymers, polyurethane & acrylic adhesives, and several compounded products.

We serve many markets which includes sustainable packaging, food packaging, cosmetic & consumer packaging, rigid containers, shrink films, stretch films, tubes and hoses, coatings and sealants, labels and tapes, barrier adhesives, health and hygiene, automotive interiors and exteriors, automotive sealing & under the hood, wire and cable, infrastructure membranes and profiles, and many more.

Project description

You will work on complex and scientific driven research and development projects that are aligned to one of the markets we serve.

The main scope of your project will be to develop new and / or improve the existing market solutions with a clear goal and objectives.

You will be provided with an experienced technical supervisor, a dedicated lab coach, and you will be supported by a Scientist partner from our P&SP organization.

During your 9 months stay in Horgen, you will be expected to drive your project in the following way :

  • Onboard safety training and integration into Dow
  • Technology training and market introduction
  • Project planning & execution with clear deliverables and project boundaries
  • Perform literature survey and IP review
  • Define hypothesis and plan experiments
  • Independently organize and perform lab experiments using scientific tools and methodology
  • Measure, evaluate, and interpret data
  • Summarize results and document them in Dow internal reports
  • Present your results clearly and efficiently to internal stakeholders
  • Qualifications

    You are currently studying for a Master's Degree or equivalent in material science, chemistry, chemical engineering, packaging engineering, mechanical engineering, plastics technology, elastomers and rubber technology and / or plastics processing technology.

    You have a good working knowledge of English. German is a plus, but not mandatory.

    Safety is our top priority, other desired attributes are critical thinking, troubleshooting and organization. An individual contributor whom is also a good team player is required.

    The candidate should demonstrate a passion for chemistry and applying innovative ideas.

    You are enthusiastic, respect project deadlines and have a passion to work with a multi-cultural and multi-national group of people.

    You can start between January and October 2021 for a period of 9 months . You will be remunerated.

    Please take into account that, if we apply for your Visa, we might need a letter from your University. More information on that topic will follow later on.

    This offer is not limited to graduation year students, more junior candidates will also be considered, based on talents and competencies.

    Dow’s internships offer you the opportunity to :

  • Connect and work together with the best pool of engineers and scientists around the world
  • An experience to work in Switzerland with a global and inclusive corporation
  • Access to several professional training courses to further enhance your career growth
  • You will gain hands-on experience in analytical, characterization, compounding, processing, and data interpretation methods and tools.
  • Explore Career Opportunities - by working in the field you have chosen, you can receive an inside look at your potential career path
  • Network - meet a variety of people in your chosen profession through your internship, allowing you to form relationships you can build on in the future
  • Find Mentors - certain individuals can help guide you through your internship and expose you to opportunities to which you can aspire
  • Application process

    After we have received your application, take into account that it will take a few weeks to go through every letter and CV received.

    If we want to learn more about your background and skills, we will be in touch with you.

    Regardless of the outcome, you will receive feedback.

    Have we sparked your interest? Let’s continue the conversation! Apply and we’ll be in touch with you.

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