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BASF PhD Leadership Development Program (LDP) Internship -  Summer 2023 in Tarrytown, New York

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The world needs solutions, and we need you! At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety and the safety of our employees and the communities in which we operate. We are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and career development.

We are also constantly striving to become an even better place to work. In 2022, BASF has been recognized as a Top 50 Company for Diversity by DiversityInc for the tenth consecutive year, ranking number 12 on the list. BASF also achieved a perfect 100-point ranking on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), earning the distinction as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. Additionally, BASF was named a Top 50 Employer by Minority Engineer Magazine; a Top Company for Executive Women by Seramount; and has been certified as a Most Loved Workplace® by Most Loved Workplaces, which certifies companies based on independent research and employee feedback. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

PhD Leadership Development Program (LDP) Internship – Summer 2023

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking highly motivated, upcoming university graduates who are willing and able to relocate and ready to take their careers to the next level. Our LDP internship is a precursor to our rotational program, which combines hands-on experience, both technically and strategically, with unparalleled networking opportunities designed to accelerate your career development at BASF.

Program Summary:


  • As a highly motivated graduate student, you will spend a summer working at a North American BASF site (options may include Wyandotte, MI, Tarrytown, NY, or Research Triangle Park, NC); A stipend will be provided to help support costs associated with temporarily relocating to one of our sites

  • Interns will work in various areas such as development, technical service, production support, technology specialist

  • This program is targeted toward traditionally under-represented groups in technical / R&D areas, including but not limited to: female students and students of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

We offer students the opportunity to spend a summer working at a North American BASF site within the U.S. These practical and meaningful assignments will give you an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in school during this 10 to 12-week program.

  • Enhanced career and leadership development, and value delivery to BASF through planned assignments

  • Development of your expertise and the ability to network at senior levels throughout BASF and establish mentoring relationships that could span across your whole career

  • The opportunity for consideration of future opportunities within the organization including the Fulltime PhD Leadership Development Program


Candidates may be asked to complete a one-way HireVue digital interview. If successful, candidates will participate in a 45-minute virtual interview with two BASF representatives. Interviews may not begin until mid-October.

To learn more about our programs, please visit

Formula for Success:

  • Current PhD students graduating between May 2024 – August 2025 and pursuing a doctorate in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biosciences, Material Science, or Polymer Science

  • Authorization to work in the U.S. now and in the future without restrictions or need for future sponsorship

  • Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S. (A relocation stipend will be provided)

  • Demonstrated academic achievement

  • Demonstrated leadership achievement

  • Outstanding work ethic and leadership potential

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Must submit letter of approval from advisor along with application

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: GBW/UHQ-PDP-PDP - UR Professional Development Progra-63010176

Title: PhD Leadership Development Program (LDP) Internship - Summer 2023

Location: NY-Tarrytown

Requisition ID: 2202006

Other Locations: US-MI-Wyandotte