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BASF Professional Development Program (PDP) Internship - Data Science Summer 2021 in Florham Park, New Jersey

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Professional Development Program (PDP) Internship – Data Science Summer 2021

BASF's Data Science Summer Internship is created to provide highly motivated, mobile-minded current university students an opportunity to enhance their professional skills through a variety of diverse learning experiences. Participants will contribute to leading-edge data science projects and will be guided to apply data science skills in a real-world setting.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

You start as an intern in a leading-edge team with expertise in Data Science, Statistics, and Operations Research - Advanced Business Analytics (ABA). Advanced Business Analytics co-creates and delivers innovative data-driven solutions for better business decisions through mathematical modeling. These solutions are developed and delivered in collaboration with all business and functional units (including Procurement, Production, Supply Chain, Planning & Controlling, Marketing & Sales, and Finance).

Responsible for leveraging mathematics to propel paradigm shifts across the entire company, the Intern will support the initiation, execution, and completion of projects in the areas of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Optimization to increase business profitability and reduce costs.

The Intern will be ‘hands-on’ and work on projects to execute deliverables during all phases of an analytics project, starting from project definition to completion. Deliverables will include the development of the appropriate mathematical models, collaborating with members from other functions to gather and validate the necessary data, and presenting the project results and benefits to key stake holders and internal clients. Also, communicating the ideas and solutions of advanced business analytics to a broad community of non-mathematicians and acting as a driving force in international and interdisciplinary project teams will be a key success-factor.

Program Summary:

  • As a highly motivated undergraduate student, you will participate in a summer internship program at one of BASF’s North American sites

  • Utilizing your experience in your area of study, you will help complete various data science projects which will provide the opportunity to further develop both technical and professional skills

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

We offer students the opportunity to spend a summer working at a North American BASF site within the U.S. to apply their education and background to challenging assignments that build both technical and professional skills. Our PDP internship is a precursor to our rotational programs, which combine hands-on experience with unparalleled networking and development opportunities designed to accelerate your career at BASF.

  • Enhanced career development and the opportunity to explore possible career tracks within the company

  • Development of your expertise and the ability to network at senior levels throughout BASF and establish mentoring relationships that could span across your whole career

  • The opportunity for consideration of future opportunities within the organization including the Full-time Data Science Professional Development Program

To learn more about our programs, please visit www.basf.com/universitycareers .

Formula for Success:

  • Undergraduate students majoring in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Software Engineering, Statistics, Chemical Engineering, or related field

  • Authorization to work in the U.S. now and in the future without restrictions or need for future sponsorship

  • College Sophomores and Juniors (May 2022 - July 2023 grads)

  • Demonstrated academic achievement (Minimum GPA 3.2)

  • Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S.

  • Programming experience in R or Python, other languages a plus

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Fast learner

  • Motivated to learn about machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data, and new technologies

  • Active participation in extracurricular activities and on-campus organizations

  • Previous internship/co-op experience is a plus

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: GBW/UH-O-PDP - UR Professional Development Progra-63018715

Title: Professional Development Program (PDP) Internship - Data Science Summer 2021

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 2001602

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