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University Career Resources

Please visit the Eberly College of Science Office of Science Engagement for other career resources.  Many science-related internship and co-op opportunities can be found using the Career Services Nittany Lion Career Network.

You can also visit the Penn State career services website

Additional Job, Internship, and Co-op Opportunities

Participating in an co-op, internship, or job is a great way to put your education into action! Penn State has strong connections to the chemical industry, and the Department of Chemistry fosters connections that allow students to be placed in top-notch industrial internships.  Explore additional opportunities below:

Co-ops, Internships, and Jobs

Are you graduating in May?  Are you looking for employment opportunities?  Did you really enjoy your chemistry classroom and laboratory experiences at Penn State?  If so, please consider applying to be a Chemistry TA! 

 

The Chemistry Department is projecting a possible chemistry TA shortage for the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 academic year (Chem 110, Chem 111, Chem 113, Chem 213W, Chem 203, and some additional 100-level and 200-level lecture courses).  These shortages have been made up in a variety of ways.  One successful approach has been to hire well-qualified undergraduates and/or recent PSU graduates with strong chemistry backgrounds who are looking for a gap semester or gap year experience.  During the fall and spring semesters, we have provided full-time (40 hours per week) and part-time (20 hours per week) TA positions to qualified applicants.  

 

For additional information regarding the available TA positions, please contact Dr. Sheryl Dykstra (sad270@psu.edu) and Dr. Angela Bischof (amj5318@psu.edu) by June 1st.  An informational Zoom meeting will be held on Saturday April 24th at 1PM for all interested persons.  Registration is required.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.   

 

After the meeting, we will begin accepting applications.  Please apply using the provided Google Form.  All applications must include a cover letter expressing interest, a current resume, an unofficial transcript, and information regarding your experience in chemistry lecture and/or laboratory courses like Chem 110, 111, 112, 113, 203, and/or 213W (location/campus taken, semester taken, TA, grade or projected grade). 

 

Timeline:  applications will be accepted and reviewed through the first week of June.  Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews throughout June, offers will be made at the beginning of July. 

Analytical Research & Development Intern

The Future Talent Program features internships that lasts up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects.  These opportunities in our Research Labs can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

Our Research & Development Division's Analytical Research and Development department in Rahway, NJ, Kenilworth, NJ, West Point, PA, Boston, MA, and South San Francisco, CA are seeking summer interns who will work collaboratively in a team environment at our state-of-the-art laboratories to develop novel analytical methodologies. Day-to-day research for the intern will focus on solving key challenges in product and process characterization.

Internship Application

Analytical Research & Development Co-Op

 

The Future Talent Program features cooperative (co-op) education that lasts up to 6 months and will include one or more projects.  These opportunities in our Research Labs can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

Our Research & Development Division's Analytical Research and Development department in Rahway, NJ, Kenilworth, NJ, West Point, PA, Boston, MA, and South San Francisco, CA are seeking co-ops who will work collaboratively in a team environment at our state-of-the-art laboratories to develop novel analytical methodologies. Day-to-day research for the co-op will focus on solving key challenges in product and process characterization.

Co-op Application