GOLD Graduate Student Chemist Internship

at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

At DuPont, we’re committed to creating sustainable solutions for the most complex challenges facing our world today.

From protective equipment, to delivering clean water and enabling smarter, faster electronics, we use our passion and proven expertise in science and innovation to make many of the things you use every day possible. In all these areas and many more, we’re working with partners to transform their ideas into real world answers that help humanity thrive.

Our core values inform every decision we make, every step we take, as we drive toward our purpose to empower the world with the essential innovations to thrive. Our premier position as a technology-driven innovation leader is due directly to our commitment to the development of our greatest resource-our people.

Join our team of fearless optimists. Let’s invent a better now, together.

The DuPont paid co-op and internship programs are designed to provide students with meaningful, hands-on assignments to learn and develop essential skills as you start your career. It’s here, during your internship or co-op, where you’ll gain valuable real-world experience that will prepare you to be a leader at DuPont.

By integrating classroom theory with practical work, you’ll work collaboratively with DuPont professionals on meaningful projects to deliver real-world results. You’ll develop a strong network of colleagues in diverse roles, helping you obtain insights that will inform future career choices.

To thrive in a complex and diverse world, we need to reflect, support, and nourish diversity – in all its myriad forms. Success depends on how well we build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company with a strong culture of belonging, where everyone can bring their full, authentic self to work each day. Our co-ops and interns will have opportunities to engage with many Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion organizations within DuPont.

We’re looking for people who are ready to take on the most complex problems to improve the here-and-now. People who are curious, creative, ambitious, and ready to make an impact from day one.

Our US student program includes 10-12 week internships and 3-6 month co-op assignments. The scope and length of your assignment will vary depending on the specific site and function.

DuPont Electronics & Industrial is seeking to fill internship positions with a graduate-level student as part of the GOLD internship program ( The DuPont GOLD (Growth Opportunities Leading in Diversity) program is intended for doctoral scientists from underrepresented groups (African American/Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) interested in career opportunities in industrial research at DuPont. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary process engineering and chemistry team aimed at the scale-up and commercialization of electronic materials.

Key responsibilities:

+ Ownership of a portion of a project

+ Ability to meet project deliverables and create new ones if needed

+ Ability to work safely and efficiently in a lab and professional environment

+ Ability to plan, set up, and carry out routine analytical measurements of lab samples

+ Ability to design and execute experiments

+ Data analysis and reporting

+ Flexibility to perform other appropriate tasks as directed by Manager and/or Project Lead

+Demonstrate behaviors that exemplify DuPont’s Core Values: Safety and Health, Respect for People, Highest Ethical Behavior, and Protecting the Planet


+ Bachelor’s Degree in science (i.e. chemistry, material science, physics)

+ Pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry, material science, physics, or closely related fields

+ Experience in one of these fields: organic synthesis (small molecule or polymer), analytical chemistry, polymer science, computational chemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials science, electrochemistry, or catalysis.

+ Excellent communication skills and effective teamwork skills

+ The ability to follow standard operating procedures and work safely.

+ Must be independent, self-motivated, and capable of multi-tasking

+ Strong organizational skills

+ Proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc, and the ability to learn new systems quickly is required

+ Proficiency in data analysis & basic statistics skills (%error, standard deviation, etc.)

+ GPA of 3.0 or higher (out of 4.0 scale)

+ Legal right to work in the United States without restriction

+ Candidate must be authorized to work as an intern in US

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information ( .

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Job Posting: JC228019471

Posted On: Nov 08, 2022

Updated On: Jan 26, 2023

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