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Come and join BASF as a chemist.

As the world’s leading chemical company we offer you attractive and challenging possibilities through exciting projects using future-oriented technologies such as bio- and nanotechnology, combined with processes for the efficient and sustainable handling of resources and energy. As a chemist at BASF you will be looking for the best possible solutions from the very beginning and with a high degree of personal responsibility. You will benefit from our interdisciplinary global collaboration which opens up new and fascinating fields of work – with conditions such as a large budget for innovation projects and numerous cooperations and partnerships with leading universities and industrial partners.

At BASF our chemists are interdisciplinary in their thought-processes. Innovations only rarely accept the boundaries within any given field. Our chemists from different fields of expertise inspire each other and work in a team with engineers and economists.

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.