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China (Mainland)

Innovations are our driver for growth


Set new standards in research and development.

As a global company BASF is already looking for the answers to tomorrow's questions today. Chemical innovations play a key role as they make a crucial contribution, above and beyond existing solutions and to virtually all industry sectors. We are continuously working on new products and solutions as well as on innovative technologies and modern production processes for a sustainable future. We are setting new standards with tailor-made solutions for our customers and securing our long-term business success.

We work globally in interdisciplinary teams. Our knowledge and competence centers consist of three central research platforms. Together with the development units of our corporate divisions, BASF New Business and BASF Venture Capital they form the core of our worldwide knowledge network. Across the world more than 10,600 employees work in different fields of expertise in around 70 sites in our research and development units. Intensive cooperations and partnerships with more than 600 excellent universities, research institutes and companies provide new impetus to our research.  

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.

During your internship you will be working on a specific research project such as:

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

By completing an internship in research at BASF you will gain insights into a globally operating company. Whilst with us you will learn from experts and lay the foundations for your professional career. You will create your own network within our interdisciplinary research community and benefit from personal mentoring by highly-skilled experts. Our experts are happy to give you an insight into their work and are always open to answer your questions.