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Environment, Health & Safety


Be at the front line of injury and incident prevention at BASF

At BASF, safety is a top priority: the safety of our workers, the safety of our plants and the safety of our products and their effect on the environment. Our EHS professionals, therefore, play a critical role in preventing incidents and accidents and reducing any adverse effects that result from normal operating conditions. With responsibilities ranging from occupational health and safety to environment regulation and monitoring, you will find a wide range of opportunities in this area at BASF.

As a chemistry student you have the opportunity to learn more about our research through an internship or a final year thesis. This way you can gather your first practical experiences in an international company. During your internship you will get to know a whole lot more about BASF and our research.

You will benefit from personal mentoring by our highly competent professionals. Our researchers are happy to give you a glimspe into their world and answer all your questions.

Apply to one of our internship postings or send us your unsolicited application.

You are a chemist with a focus on organic, inorganic, macromolecular, technical, physical or analytical chemistry, food chemistry or biochemistry and have not yet finished your university studies.

You are open to everything that's new and enjoy scientific and technical challenges which you approach with purpose and solve with your own creative ideas. An experienced colleague will be there to support you. You enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team and are also accustomed to communicating in English.

Spend 3 to 6 months with us and conduct research on a current topic alongside our experts.

Internships are possible in one of the three global research areas of Advanced Materials & Systems Research, Process Research & Chemical Engineering and Bioscience Research.

In your internship you will be working independently on a specific research project. Your development will be "on the job" in a committed, competent team and under the guidance of an experienced employee.

Good to know: the areas offered for internships, Bachelor's or Master's theses are as multifaceted as our research fields.

During your internship you will work in a committed team, for instance on

  • Synthesis and development of new substances for crop protection, polymers or catalysts.
  • New processes for the manufacture of base chemicals, intermediates, plastics or active substances.
  • Biocatalysis and biotechnological procedures for the manufacture of fine chemicals.
  • Research and development in agronomy.
  • Use and development of analytical methods in analytics and polymer physics.

BASF offers you many opportunities to complement your scientific knowledge with practical experience. By completing an internship at BASF you will get an insight into a globally operating company.  Whilst with us you will learn from experts in your scientific area, lay the foundations for your professional career and create your own network within our interdisciplinary research community.

After graduating, you can start as a trainee in our BASF Grow Graduate ProgramTM and gain insight into the various fields of activity in the individual departments. Your roles and subsequent target position will be agreed with you individually, based on mutual interest. This ensures you the best possible career start after your degree!

Even directly after completing your degree you can join our community in one of our entry-level positions. Simply apply to one of our job postings by click here.

You have successfully completed your degree and if you have already gained practical experience via internships will be a plus. You have mastered working in both Chinese and English. As a globally operating company we depend on your strong intercultural skills. You are highly motivated to drive things forward and enjoy working in a team, with the ability to think entrepreneurially and communicate persuasively round off your profile.

As a Grow Trainee, you would experience various positions within the company to lay a solid foundation for career development in the 24-month job rotation. The trainees will interact with colleagues or customers from different countries with diverse cultural backgrounds, even more, they will have opportunities to participate in international projects or join in short-term programs overseas.

For all entry-level positions, you can expect demanding tasks with a high level of personal responsibility. You will also receive on-the-job training in a committed, competent team.