BASF creates chemistry with summer internship program participants
BASF opened its doors to five college students, offering firsthand job experience in the areas of chemical process technology and engineering.
“BASF is pleased to provide the summer internship program to students who are pursuing careers in the chemical industry,” said George Vann, Vice President of the BASF site in McIntosh, Alabama. “It is important to us that local students have opportunities to prepare themselves to be leaders in our industry.”
In addition to the summer internship program, BASF’s McIntosh site offers two-year scholarships annually for students participating in the Chemical Process Technology Program at Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville, Alabama. The program prepares students for jobs in the chemical industry. Scholarships are awarded based on the students’ academic accomplishments, testing, and personal interviews. The BASF scholarships cover each student’s tuition and fees for up to four semesters at ASCC.
“Each scholarship recipient is offered a summer internship at our facility,” said Lyna’ Schell, Human Resources Manager of the BASF site in McIntosh, Alabama. “Engineering students at the University of South Alabama participate in the summer internship program as well. This allows students to connect what they’ve learned in the classroom with real industry applications.”
Taking part in the summer internship program this year were Taylor Wynn, Austin Morgan and Hunter Warr, all students at Alabama Southern Community College; Benjamin Burleson, University of South Alabama; and Jeffrey Earl, Stevens Institute of Technology.
“BASF is filled with great people in all departments,” said Wynn. “Most importantly, the workers strongly believe in personal and environmental safety. They strive towards encouraging new workers to keep safety first in all they do – no matter how big or small the task may be.”
“I highly recommend this internship program to any student going into this field of study,” said Morgan. “It is a great hands-on learning experience and good exposure to the day-to-day aspects of a career.”
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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us .
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com .
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