Research, Development, & Innovation (RD&I) – North America Paid Internship



a year ago

About the Company/Team

Evonik is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies. We may not manufacture tires, mattresses, medications, or animal feeds, but Evonik is part of all of those products –and many more. While we often contribute only small amounts of material, those contributions are precisely what make the difference. That's because Evonik products make tires fuel-efficient, mattresses more elastic, medications more effective, and animal feeds healthier. That’s what specialty chemicals are all about. And when it comes to specialty chemicals, we're among the best in the world. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €15 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.38 billion in 2021. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 33,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life, today and tomorrow. Click on the link to learn more about Evonik from our employees:

About the Role

- The purpose of this position is to support the RD&I organization in North America across the business line R&D groups to build up a significant presence of R&D in the region. - The position is responsible for all technical scouting and evaluation of external opportunities for collaboration with academic institutions, government agencies and businesses related to focus business areas. - The position supports the RD&I North America team to develop and implement the strategic plan for R&D that is supporting the businesses and creates the infrastructure to identify and initiate overarching innovation topics with building up of technical competencies. - This is a paid, full-time, remote position for 8-10 weeks in Summer 2023. Estimated start date is June 15, 2023. The application deadline by April 1, 2023. RESPONSIBILITIES - Support the RD&I North America team on developing a strategy on an innovation focus area such as carbon capture, green hydrogen, circularity, biotech, medical devices, semiconductors, or others. - Build and maintain strong relationships with key opinion leaders, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs in both internal and external settings - Identify, understand, and communicate new technologies, products, applications and startups to generate growth in Evonik, including applications in which Evonik may have neither previous involvement nor knowledge. - Identify public funding opportunities and decision makers, work with internal stakeholders to submit proposals to the agencies aligned with Evonik strategic goals - Identify the best Universities/Research hubs, build networks with the Universities, administration, & specialists. Develop and maintain effective, long-term relationships with relevant University groups and represent Evonik in scientific and technical conferences, seminars and University events - Work with the leadership team to select and establish global technical competence center/s fitting the regional needs - Help develop an Open Innovation Culture in the region and build technical community. Organize regional R&D Colloquim, Technical Days and Seminars REQUIREMENTS - B.S. or higher-level degree in Chemistry or other Physical Science, Material Science, Biological Science, or Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, or other specialty) - Broad knowledge of STEM related fields is required - Solid business analysis / scientific data analysis capabilities - Strong oral and written communication skills - Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously - Strong social and networking skills - Creative thinker with strong ability to “live in the world of ambiguity”. - Strong team player with a “can do” mentality - Self-motivated and pro-active To apply email your resume to

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