Campus Internship
Seneffe, BEL
23 uur geleden


Do you have a passion to deliver innovative solutions for complex scientific problems?

We are looking for you, an ambitious student (m / f), currently studying for a Master degree, to support our Dow Construction Chemicals business, who is interested in developing new construction chemical solutions to improve construction materials , to be located in Seneffe, Belgium .

Dow is offering great career opportunities in a global and international environment.

The department that will welcome you is Dow Construction Chemicals. We propose solutions based on different chemistries (Cellulose ethers, acrylics, redispersible powders, silicone) to improve construction materials.

This can range from cement based, gypsum based, protective coatings for various building materials’ surfaces or even wood impregnation.

Dow Construction Chemicals is developing new innovative solutions to improve durability, appearance or ease of manufacturing of construction materials.

Dow Construction Chemicals has labs in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, which offer the opportunity to interact and collaborate with colleagues in other countries.

Project description

The goal of the proposed project is to support and drive our expansion of silicone and acrylic additives for the construction materials.

In collaboration with the Dow Construction Chemical team, formulation work is conducted in the European R&D lab (Seneffe with collaboration with labs located in Germany and Switzerland).

This project includes formulation work of silicone or acrylic-based water repellents for construction application as well as application testing on different construction materials to confirm the performance of the prototypes.

The construction materials which will be used to assess performance of silicone or acrylic additives can range from wood, mortar or gypsum.

Typical project will involve formulation work to assess impact of new components, new combination or new delivery systems.

Formulation prepared in the lab will be tested for assessing their performance. Iteration process will be used to improve the targeted performances.


You are currently studying for a Master's Degree or equivalent in Chemistry or Material Science.

You have a good working knowledge of English. French would be beneficial.

You have an interest in product development work (new product, new applications).

Safety is our top priority.

Other desired attributes are critical thinking, troubleshooting and organization.

An individual contributor that is also a good team player is required.

The candidate should demonstrate a passion for chemistry and applying innovative ideas into real applications, in the real world.

You can start in January / February 2021 for a period of at least 4 months (exact timing to be discussed).

You will be remunerated if it's applicable in your local legislation.

This offer is not limited to graduation year students, more junior candidates will also be considered, based on talents and competencies.

Dow’s internships offer you the opportunity to :

  • Work on a well-defined topic. You will be responsible to generate lab data, analyze and report them. New set of experiments are discussed with team members to define next steps.
  • We expect you to be self-motivated, gain autonomy during the traineeship and take full ownership of the subject after some adaptation time.

    Interaction with the international team is possible and will offer the possibility to share work with broad and international team.

  • You will gain hands-on experience in formulation based on silicone, acrylics or cellulose ethers and testing the formulation to assess performance of protecting construction materials
  • Explore Career Opportunities - by working in the field you have chosen, you can receive an inside look at your potential career path
  • Network - meet a variety of people in your chosen profession through your internship, allowing you to form relationships you can build on in the future
  • Find Mentors - certain individuals can help guide you through your internship and expose you to opportunities to which you can aspire
  • Application process

    After we have received your application, take into account that it will take a few weeks to go through every letter and CV received.

    If we want to learn more about your background and skills, we will be in touch with you.

    Regardless of the outcome, you will receive feedback.

    Have we sparked your interest? Let’s continue the conversation! Apply and we’ll be in touch with you.

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