Chemical Engineering Intern

Posted Date 3 months ago(9/6/2022 1:31 AM)


Celanese has a commitment to building a strong pipeline of talent through our University Intern Program. Our program targets college students looking for internships the summer before their senior year. The purpose is to work towards full-time opportunities, for a post-graduation start. We are currently recruiting for the 12-week paid internship program that will run from May 22nd to August 11th.

LOCATION WILL BE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: Clear Lake, TX; Bishop, TX; Pensacola, FL; Narrows, VA; Enoree, SC  

Celanese is a Fortune 500 global chemical innovation company that engineers and manufactures chemicals used in products essential to everyday living. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, we employ over 7,700 dedicated people working more than 40 facilities across 18 countries. We are committed to employee growth and creating shareholder value to ensure continued opportunities make a difference. Our company focuses on the safety of its employees, provides competitive compensation, and emphasizes giving back to the community. To learn more about Celanese and our products please visit

What can you expect during the internship?  

The 12-week program kicks off with a half day orientation, including an organizational and internship overview, business etiquette, program expectations, policies and conduct. This helps provide foundational knowledge as students move through the program. Over the summer, interns also participate in the following:

  • Exposure to leadership through information sessions and lunch & learns
  • Networking opportunities
  • Giving back through community involvement
  • Manager feedback through midterm and final performance evaluations
  • Social interactions with other interns and interns from years past
  • Participation in video ambassador program
  • Ability to participate in Employee Resource Group events
  • Time to evaluate Celanese for future employment


The intern program is designed to provide students hands on, real world projects and ability to contribute to the continued success of the company!

  • Use basic engineering skills to provide solutions for assigned projects 
  • Assist process engineers in problem solving issues that arise 
  • Participate in the personal and process safety improvement process at the site

Example projects from past years: 


  • Heat Exchanger Redesign and Replacement – this project addressed a heat exchanger at the end of life that required replacement.  This existing exchanger was repurposed from another unit and was not properly sized for the current application.  The project required developing material and energy balances to determine design criteria, application of heat transfer principles to determine proper heat exchanger design, and hydraulics assessment to develop piping modifications associated with the process.
  • Flare Compliance Tracking Spreadsheet Redesign – this project was associated with updating the unit flare compliance tracking spreadsheet that is utilized to determine unit environmental emissions.  Updating required the development of material balances and application of efficiency and combustion equations through vent gas abatement devices to determine monthly and annual emissions reporting for the ESHA department.



Successful interns need to have the following qualifications:

  • Working towards bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering. Graduation date December 2023 or May 2024
  • GPA 2.8 or higher
  • Able to work in the U.S. with no restrictions (OPT H1b, TN visa currently not supported)
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering mathematics
  • Microsoft suite proficiency used to present findings and opportunities to leaders- word, PowerPoint and excel
  • Attention to detail- verbal and written skills used to communicate effectively with leadership and team members
  • Positive attitude and possess learning agility
  • Proven success working in a team environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety


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