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Natural Materials Engineer Innovation Intern


Biomedical Engineering/Natural Materials Engineering Intern - Exton, PA


Are you eager to apply your education and challenge yourself with a dynamic summer internship opportunity? Our summer internship program provides students with the chance to explore the full spectrum of our industry. As interns, you will gain a comprehensive, first-hand understanding of what it entails to operate within a global Flavors, Fragrances, and Ingredients organization. From engaging networking events to valuable resume-building experience, we are committed to preparing you for a fulfilling and enduring career, both at dsm-firmenich and beyond. We are currently looking for a Biomedical Engineering/Natural Materials Engineering Intern at our Exton, PA facility.


Internships begin the first week of June through the second week of August.

Our standard working hours are Monday – Friday (40 hours per week; 8:00 am – 4:30 pm)

Pay Rate: $25.00/Hour

*Potential to become a full-time position*


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with conducting synthesis and testing experiments to advance developmental projects through chemical / polymer synthesis, formulation development, material processing, and/or characterization.
  • Independently test the materials.
  • Analyze the data and prepare reports.
  • Maintain a detailed laboratory notebook and accord records according to GLP guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


We Bring:

  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset.
  • A culture that prioritizes safety, quality, and well-being, both physically and mentally.
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose.
  • A firm belief that collaborating with our customers is the key to achieving remarkable things.
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future.
  • An opportunity to gain experience from food professionals.


You Bring:

  • Currently pursuing a MS Degree or Post Doc in polymer science and engineering, materials science and engineering, analytical chemistry or a related field.
  • Experience in materials processing and testing (for example, polymer materials synthesis & purification, polymeric materials processing & characterization, natural materials processing & characterization, protocol development and execution, etc.).
  • Highly-developed skills working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • General computer literacy (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, etc.).
  • Ability to effectively communicate internally and externally at a technical level.
  • Self-starting and responsible work attitude with a strong drive for results.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Actively seeking to assist team members in accomplishing tasks and leading new initiatives.
  • Candidates must be available to work full-time (40 hour per week) for 12 weeks beginning on June 3, 2024 – August 16, 2024 at our Exton, PA facility.


dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable sharing this, please let us know.


As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of


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