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Chemistry/Physics Intern

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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50639


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.


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).


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Program Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Housing assistance
  • Travel reimbursement


Intern Activities:

  • Social and networking events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Community Involvement


Travel Requirements (please note if international):

  • None


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • M-F 8am – 5pm
  • Duration: Summer 2022, 8-12 weeks


Education and Experience

  • Required: Student enrolled in a MS or PhD program.
  • Area of study: Chemistry/Physics, Materials Science or Chemical Engineer


Scope of Position:

  • You will support internal Engineering, Development, and Research projects focused on chemical and optical spectroscopy to enable product and process understanding and to solve chemistry related problems. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting spectroscopy related projects currently underway in the group. The position requires expertise in chemistry and/or material science. The specific project role for the summer will be tailored to match your interests.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities will include investigating spectroscopy techniques for material understanding and fit for use in Corning Inc. businesses and RD&E efforts.
  • Activities may include: experimentation; laboratory work; data analysis; Chemical and spectroscopic measurements; all geared towards fundamental understanding of material and surface chemistry and applications to Corning Inc businesses.


Required Skills:

  • We require a high level of technical curiosity while enjoying problem solving and working well within teams.
  • State-of-the art experimental/ theoretical and interpretive skills to technical problems
  • We require good technical writing and presentation skills.
  • Familiar with chemical instrumentation and lab safety (Examples: FTIR, UV-Vis, Raman, Fluorescence, SEM, microscopy, etc.)
  • Fundamental understanding of spectroscopy
  • Chemical problem solving and experiment design


Desired Skills:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Six Sigma DMAIC principles
  • Collaboration in a multicultural environment 


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.


Nearest Major Market: Corning