2021 Summer Internship Opportunities

Commonwealth Rolled Products 

Summer Intern – Process Technology and Research & Development.

Students pursuing metallurgical engineering, materials science & engineering, chemical engineering should send their resume’s to dama.smith@aleris.com.


Green River Area Development District 

Summer Intern – Community and Economic Development Department

Responsibilities: Will assist the CED department with grant application preparation, grant research, project administration assistance and other local government needs.

For more information or to apply, please send resumes to Blake Edge at blakeedge@gradd.com. 


Owensboro Specialty Polymers

Summer Intern – Manufacturing

Company: Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for “knowledge-based” investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken’s more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.

Job Summary: The Milliken Summer Intern position gives rising college/university juniors or seniors an opportunity to work on a significant process improvement project in a manufacturing environment. This position is located at the Owensboro Specialty Polymer Plant in Owensboro, KY. The OSP site Produces Specialty Latex products utilizing a Semi batch process involving fixed and rotating equipment utilizing chemicals covered under OSHA’s Process Safety Management regulations and EPA’s Risk Management Plan Rule. You will report directly to a manager – either a Senior Process Engineer or Engineering Services Department Manager. The position is hourly paid. The work schedule is Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm and anticipated to begin in mid-May ending the first of August.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a manufacturing related project for results
  • Determine solutions using continuous improvement techniques
  • Demonstrate creative thinking by identifying unique approaches to problem solving
  • Communicate effectively one-to-one and one-to-a-group
  • Work effectively with a diverse group of people to implement project improvements

Qualifications – Required:

  • Rising junior or senior at a college or university
  • Working towards a BS degree

Qualifications- Preferred:

  • Chemical or Mechanical engineering major
  • Efficient in PowerPoint and excel spreadsheets
  • GPA – 3.0 minimum
  • Able to start work on or before May 25th

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.


Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline

Summer Intern – Accounting 

For more information and to apply, click here. 

Summer Intern – Electrical Engineer

For more information and to apply, click here. 


Specialty Foods Group 

Summer Intern – Operations 

For more information and to apply, click here.


Swedish Match

Summer Intern – Research and Development

Company: Swedish Match North America is accepting resumes for a SUMMER INTERN position in the Research & Development department.

Responsibilities: General Lab Technician responsibilities include: Weighing samples for analysis, glassware cleaning, and grinding tobacco samples.

Requirements & Skills: Must be at least 21 years of age and willing to work in tobacco production environment. Work area is climate controlled. Prefer degree with background in Chemistry or Biology. Experience in general laboratory procedures, safety, and hazardous chemical handling required.

Employment Schedule: Monday – Friday, 1st shift, 40 hours per week, starting in late April and will last for approximately 3 months.

Hourly Rate: $14.00

If interested, please send resume to andrea.white@swedishmatch.com. Deadline for accepting resumes is March 31, 2021.