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Surfaces & Coating Research Intern

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Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43835


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.


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, you will be involved with Research and Development within Corning’s Scientific & Technologies (S&T) segment.


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


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

This position is a summer internship in the area of glass surfaces and coatings. The position involves experimental work to help identify optimal materials and processes to create glass coatings with desirable attributes. The candidate will be assigned to work closely with one or more scientists and is expected to conduct laboratory experiments, set up new measurements, process and analyze data, and report out results to the larger project team.


Day to Day Responsibilities: Practical day-to-day responsibilities are as follows:

  • Work with a scientist to design and execute experiments including evaluating new materials, optimizing coating formulation and processes, operation of laboratory equipment such as coaters and furnaces, and preparation of samples for characterization.
  • Coordinate laboratory and characterization activities
  • Analyze and interpret experimental data and recommend next steps.


Travel requirements:

  • None


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

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


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration):

  • Graduate student enrolled in Materials Science, Chemistry, or Engineering program.


Required Skills:

  • Basic chemistry and math proficiency.
  • Technical writing experience. 
  • MS Office
  • Python experience desired 
  • Must be detail oriented.


Desired Skills

  • Understanding of materials science.
  • Prior experience working in a laboratory.


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Flexibility in coordination of project work.


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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