Research Intern, Computational Materials Science

  • Corning
  • Corning, NY 14831, USA
  • Dec 16, 2020
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Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Corning’s summer internship experience is rich with hands-on learning. You’ll live, work, and experience the communities in which Corning operates, while building on-the-job skills. As our intern, you will be involved with Research and Development within Corning’s Scientific & Technologies (S&T) segment. 

The purpose of our Intern Program is to raise the bar on talent by strengthening our pipeline for entry level roles for our immediate and future needs. 

To be considered for an internship at Corning Incorporated, you must be actively enrolled at a college or university as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree or higher. You must also have a current cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher (on a 0.00 to 4.00 scale). 

Shape your future; apply today! 

Program Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Housing assistance
  • Travel reimbursement

Intern Activities:

  • Social and networking events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Community Involvement 

Travel Requirements: We do not anticipate travel 

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • M-F 8am – 5pm
  • Some scheduling flexibility available
  • Duration: Summer 2021, 8-12 weeks 

Scope of Internship Position: Seeking a computational science candidate to assist in the research of glass-ceramic nucleation. The tasks involved require an understanding of classical mechanics, Monte Carlo techniques, kinetics and thermodynamics, programming (Fortan, C, python) and mathematical modeling tools. Careful data analysis is necessary in order to collaborate with experimentalists during this internship 

Minimum Education Required:

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate or Graduate Level Program in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics 

Knowledge / Experience Required:

  • Understanding of classical mechanics, Monte Carlo techniques, kinetics and thermodynamics
  • Programming (Fortran, C, Python) and mathematical modeling tools
  • Data analysis skills 

Desired Skills:

  • Have conducted atomistic computational research
  • Ability to derive nucleation theories 

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to collaborate with experimentalists
  • Technical curiosity 

This position does not support immigration sponsorship. 

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status. 

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form, High School