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Process Modeling & Development Intern

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Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43247


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):

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. As our intern, your work will entail the application of fundamentals of fluid mechanics, transport phenomena and process engineering to optical fiber manufacturing processes. You will also assist with the development of process models and analytical tools in support of development of improved products. You will have the opportunity to design experimental and measurement plans to validate modeling results and provide recommendations. We will expect you to be an active member of a cross-functional team and make meaningful contributions.  


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Develop analytical and modeling tools for solving optical fiber process engineering problems in manufacturing.
  • Analyze results, along with development of experimental and measurement plans for validating results.
  • Communicate results and recommendations to team members and key stakeholders.  


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):

  • The position would be based at Corning Research and Development Corporation Sullivan Park facility.
  • Occasional travel to Corning's manufacturing facility may be required as needed.  


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40 hrs/week
  • Some flexibility available with start/end times  
  • Duration: Summer 2021, 8-12 weeks


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)

  • Enrolled in Graduate Level Engineering program: preference for Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related field,
  • Preference for candidate pursuing Ph. D. in areas of Fluid Mechanics or Transport Phenomena.
  • Outstanding candidates with lesser experience but proven ability would also be considered.  


Required Skills

  • Strong background in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or related field
  • Training in fluid mechanics, transport phenomena and process engineering.
  • Strong process modeling and analytical skills.
  • Ability to apply fundamentals to specific engineering problems in manufacturing and develop experimental plans.
  • Results oriented
  • Ability to build relationships, work in teams and interact with all levels of the organization  


Desired Skills

  • Previous experience working with homegrown or commercial fluid mechanics models and softwares and their application to real world problems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively present information
  • Team player working well in cross-functional teams.  


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

  • Technical curiosity
  • Open and engaging to effectively collaborate with others
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility


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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