SCI Scholars — Industrial Internships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Undergraduates


Congratulations to the 2013 SCI Scholars winners!

About SCI Scholars

I got the opportunity to see projects through from conception to synthesis to classification and I was able to have an active part in all steps. I feel like this experience provided me with a good idea of what is involved in an industrial chemistry career, and I definitely want to be a part of it!” —Jennifer Harmon, SCI Scholar

Exceptional sophomores and juniors majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering can apply for a prestigious 10-week internship through the SCI Scholars Program. SCI Scholars are selected based on the strength of their application, statement of interest in an industrial internship, and letters of recommendation. Over thirty scholars will be chosen for internship positions in the summer of 2013.

The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America International Group (AIG), American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) developed this summer internship program to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry.



Included in the internship program:

  • SCI Scholars receive $6,000–$10,000+ for a ten-week internship.
  • Students will be awarded a certificate and an additional $1,000, which can be used for any purpose, such as participation at an ACS or AIChE meeting.
  • Scholars nominate a high school chemistry teacher for recognition. Teachers will be awarded a certificate from SCI and $1,000, which can be used for professional development or classroom materials.

View Summer 2013 Internships

Who Can Qualify?

  • Current sophomores or juniors (check each listing for company preference)
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Chemistry or chemical engineering majors
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5

How to Apply

We are no longer accepting applications.
  • Recommendation Form (due Jan. 4, 2013)
    Select two people to submit recommendations. At least one recommender must be a faculty member at your institution.
  • Official Transcript
    Send transcript to:

    SCI Scholars/Education
    American Chemical Society
    1155 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    Transcripts do not need to be sent express or overnight as long as they are postmarked by December 15, 2012.


About SCI

SCI America International Group, launched in 1884, is part of the Society of Chemical Industry’s international organization. Its main objective is to promote the application of science for the benefit of society. SCI is dedicated to promoting fellowship, celebrating achievement, promoting public awareness of the contributions of industrial chemistry, and inspiring students to enter technical careers.

Past SCI Scholars