Internship - Graduate Research & Development Intern
Internal Number: R01050364
The role of Graduate Research & Development Intern is intended to start in Summer 2022.
Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World
Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it's equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.
"A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesn't exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and it's important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking." - John Banovetz, senior vice president and chief technology officer at 3M
An internship is a temporary position within 3M. Interns typically work a full-time schedule throughout a 10-12 week assignment. This position is limited to working 899 hours per service credit year. 3M provides eligible interns with temporary housing and round-trip travel reimbursement in accordance with current policy.
This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.
The Impact You'll Make in this Role
As a Research & Development Intern, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:
Collaborating with senior researchers on an assigned product/technology development project
Leading and directing assigned project towards advanced technical solutions
Documenting detailed experimental records in 3M electronic laboratory notebooks that can be used for invention submissions and potentially patent applications
Analyzing, interpreting, and communicating experimental results
Collaborating with other R&D functions across 3M that can help advance project. This includes researchers from other groups, analytical chemists, process engineers, and the like
Your Skills and Expertise
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:
Currently pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in science or engineering from an accredited institution
Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
Currently pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, polymer science, biomolecular engineering, or related discipline from an accredited institution
Completed a minimum of one (1) year of graduate studies by the start of the internship
Minimum of two - five (2-5) years of practical laboratory experience in synthesis of polymers and small molecules, chemical/polymer processing, advanced analytical and materials characterization, vapor coating, nanotechnology, development of sensors, and optical materials
Use of designed experiments and statistical analysis of experimental results
Strong scientific and technical acumen, with demonstrated interest and ability to make connections between science/technology and real-world concerns
Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to deal with the ambiguity of early-stage experimentation and flexibility to change direction when unexpected results become available
Demonstrated scientific excellence as evidenced by publications and presentations
Demonstrated leadership and networking skills
Self-motivated and self-directed
Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.
U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.
To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).
The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.
Supporting Your Well-being
3M offers many programs to help you live your best life - both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.
Resources for You
For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.
Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M. Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties. Pay & Benefits Overview: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/ 3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.
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