Campus Internship 2019/2020: Research & Development: Development of filmic labels for reverse gravure at Dow

Do you have a passion to deliver innovative solutions for complex scientific problems?

We are looking for you, an ambitious student (m/f), currently studying for a Master degree, to support our Packaging & Specialty Plastics business, who is interested in “Development of filmic labels for reverse gravure”, to be located in Tarragona, Spain.

Dow is offering great career opportunities in a global and international environment.
The department that will welcome you is at the forefront of application development when it comes to polyethylene markets, polyurethane adhesive markets for food packaging and acrylic markets like labels and tapes. You will work in a technical and research environment where the main scope is to try to improve existing applications where polyethylene, polyurethane or acrylic chemistry is used with the final aim of improving the sustainability footprint and the resource efficiency. The applications we are active in range from automotive, to infrastructure, consumer packaging, hygiene articles to industrial and food packaging. We master various compounding and extrusion technologies where polyethylene is used as well as formulation science when it comes to polyurethane adhesive and acrylics.

Project description

Study synergies between polyolefins, siloxanes and functional polymers on film applications. The project will focus on formulation screening, film extrusion and measurement of physical and surface properties of the film.

You will participate in training during the first week of your internship. This training program will expose you to our culture and provide you with a knowledge base to draw upon throughout the remainder of your internship and beyond.


You are currently studying for a Master's Degree or equivalent in chemical engineering, material science, polymer science or chemistry.

You have a good working knowledge of English.

Any experience acquired in previous internships while working in a laboratory are a plus. A focus on safety is required as well as openness for a diverse environment. An individual contributor with is also a good team player is required. The candidate should demonstrate a passion for innovation and sustainability.

You can start during the first half of 2020 for a period of 6 months. You will be remunerated.

This is a great opportunity for anyone planning to begin a career in the polymer industry.
Intern will gain hand-on experience working in the field polyethylene extrusion, polyethylene material science and final hygiene applications.

Dow’s internships offer you the opportunity to:

Beyond learning about material science and polyethylene extrusion technology, the internship will offer you the following:

Explore Career Opportunities - by working in the field you have chosen, you can receive an inside look at your potential career path

Network - meet a variety of people in your chosen profession through your internship, allowing you to form relationships you can build on in the future

Find Mentors - certain individuals can help guide you through your internship and expose you to opportunities to which you can aspire

Work in a very open and diverse environment where respect and safety are the number one priorities

Application process

After we have received your application, take into account that it will take a few weeks to go through every letter and CV received. If we want to learn more about your background and skills, we will be in touch with you.

Regardless of the outcome, you will receive feedback.

Have we sparked your interest? Let’s continue the conversation! Apply and we’ll be in touch with you.