Engineering Technology Summer Intern - Materials

  • The Chemours Company
  • Newark, DE, USA
  • Sep 26, 2019
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As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you to join our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world. 

Materials Engineering – Non- Metallic/Fluoropolymer Co-Op Internship 

Chemours is seeking a Materials Engineering Non-Metallic Intern to join our growing Engineering Technology team! This position will report directly to a Materials Engineer in our Newark, Delaware location and will work a full-time schedule of 40 hours per week from May-August 2020. 

Students that succeed in Chemours’ internship and co-op program are typically reconsidered for future opportunities within the company! Eager students that are looking to be a catalyst for better are encouraged to apply. 

The primary responsibility of this role is to work closely with Materials Engineering and the Teflon™ Fluoropolymers Technical Service consultants to conduct and assist with failure analysis and quality investigations in support of Chemours manufacturing and R&D operations. Materials that will be worked with are fiberglass reinforced plastics (FRP) and various grades of Teflon™ Fluoropolymers (FEP, PTFE and PFA) linings and coatings. The student may have the opportunity to interact with vendors of non-metallic equipment, such as fabrication shops and sub-assembly suppliers to gain an understanding of the non-metallics technology environment. 

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Write and present technical summaries to the engineering department internal customers and peers.
  • Collaborating with various internal functions (R&D, Analytical, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Product Stewardship & Regulatory) to meet the needs of our customers.
  • Will be responsible for prioritizing tasks and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Understanding the various lab operations and basic testing required to increase knowledge of failure analysis and damage mechanisms.
  • Benchmarking of Fluoropolymer products used in similar applications.
  • Improving test methods for current Fluoropolymer products. 

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • BS Candidate currently enrolled in an ABET accredited program in Chemical, Mechanical, or Materials Science Engineering
  • Satisfactory completion of at least 2 years in an undergraduate program
  • GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Good computer skills in Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel®
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal
  • Student must be organized and self-motivated 

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit :

  • Previous internship experiences
  • Previous experience with tools such as Minitab, SEM, DSC equipment
  • Willing and able to complete the entire 3-month assignment
  • Experience in a manufacturing and/or laboratory environment 


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Affordable Housing Assistance (for specific roles)
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Strong Inclusion & Diversity initiatives 


We are on a journey to create a more colorful, capable, and cleaner world through the power of chemistry. We’ve completed our transformation and now we’re earning our way to growth by advancing higher value chemistry. 

Built upon a 200-year-old legacy and a world-class product portfolio, we bring everyday convenience to virtually everything people touch—in industries ranging from automotive, paints, and plastics to electronics, construction, energy, and telecommunications. 


The “ours” in Chemours is for all of us who work here. We’re working together to improve people’s lives the world over. 


Our culture is built upon our values: Customer Centered, Refreshing Simplicity, Unshakable Integrity, Safety Obsession, and Collective Entrepreneurship. 

We’re honored to be named a “2018 Top Workplace” by Delaware News Journal and a “Great Place to Work-Certified Company” for 2018-2019. 


Chemours has the heart and energy of a startup, while being built upon a 200-year old legacy and a world-class product portfolio. A startup with a head start. This mentality drives both our strategy and employees. We believe a thriving workforce culture is essential to our success. We’re earning our way to growth by unleashing the power of our talented, experienced, and passionate employees.

Experience level of the applicant we want

Undergraduate, College / Sixth form, High School