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Intern - Surface and Material Chemistry Scientist/Engineer - MTE - Corning, NY

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Date: Feb 21, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43494


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.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.


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).


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 (please note if international):

  • Limited


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

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



Scope of Position:

  • You will support internal Engineering, Development, and Research projects focused on chemical and surface understanding to enable product and process development and to solve chemistry related problems. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting surface and material chemistry needs on the 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 glass surface and 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; developing surface characterization methodology for different glass surface like AFM, SEM, etc. - all geared towards fundamental understanding of material and surface chemistry and applications to Corning Inc businesses.


Required Education:

  • We are looking for a Third or Fourth year undergraduate or early graduate experience students in a chemistry, material science/engineering, or Surface Science program.


Required Skills:

  • We require a high level of technical curiosity while enjoying problem solving and working well within teams.
  • Our teams are self-motivated.
  • State-of-the art experimental/ theoretical and interpretive skills to technical problems
  • We require good technical writing and presentation skills.


Soft Skills:

  • Can you cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment built on credibility, visibility, and trust?
  • Are you willing to take initiative and get results?
  • How are you at growing networks to get things done?
  • Dedication, creativity, self-starter and the passion to build and improve daily - Does this sound like you?


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.

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