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Surface Engineering Intern

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Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50626


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


Scope of Position:

  • You will Support internal Engineering, Development, and Research projects focused on surface cleaning, surface modifications, and surface protection technology for glass and ceramic substrates. In this role the individual will be responsible for supporting process and material engineering needs on the projects currently underway in the group. The specific project role for the summer will be tailored to match the interests of the individual students.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities will include investigating material surface properties, surface treatment methods, and surface cleaning techniques for use in Corning Inc. businesses and R&D efforts. Activities may include: experimentation; laboratory simulations; data analysis; materials surface property measurements; microscope analysis – optical, topographical, SEM, etc. – all geared towards fundamental understanding of surface properties and applications to Corning Inc businesses.
  • Fundamental understanding of how the process conditions and materials affects surfaces, as well as, surface interactions.
  • Develop processes that impart desired surface functionalities/attributes onto existing materials to expand their use in a wider range of applications
  • Troubleshoot and recommend solutions across stages using engineering methodologies to address surface and functional coating related challenges
  • Partner with Corning’s business to engineer and innovate process and product improvements through process excellence and material technology.  The specific assignment will depend on business needs at the time of participation.
  • You will be assigned a specific project to complete that will require the application of general engineering principles. You will also support the work of other teammates, complete documentation and report on findings/project status.


Required Education:

  • We are looking for a Third or Fourth year undergraduate or graduate experience students in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or Biochemical engineering.


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.


Soft Skills:

  • Motivated Self starter
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with preparing and giving presentations would be an asset
  • Flexible and able to relate to and work with others of diverse background


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