MBA Leadership Development Program (LDP) Internship -Summer 2022











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At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. 

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

We are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Large Employers in 2021 and for the ninth consecutive year, BASF was named one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, moving up two places from 14 in 2020 to 12 in 2021. BASF was also recognized as a Top Company for Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) for its corporate social responsibility and philanthropic programs, practices and investments. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

MBA Leadership Development Program (LDP) Internship- Summer 2022

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking highly motivated, mobile-minded graduate students ready to take their careers to the next level. Our LDP internship is a precursor to our rotational program, which combine hands-on experience, both technically and strategically, with unparalleled networking opportunities designed to accelerate your career development at BASF.

Program Summary:

  • As a highly motivated graduate student, you will participate in a 10 to 12-week internship at a North American BASF site (options may include Florham Park-NJ, Iselin-NJ, Charlotte-NC, Research Triangle Park-NC, Southfield-MI or Houston-TX).
  • Interns will complete various projects, designed and planned to enhance your career development and deliver immediate value to BASF
  • Projects may include preparing operational plans, market research, break-even analysis, acquisitions, and divestitures 
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. This program also offers MBA students the ability to apply their education and background to challenging assignments to build general management skills.

  • Enhanced career and leadership 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 to join our Talent Pipeline for consideration of future opportunities within the organization including the Fulltime MBA Leadership Development Program

To learn more about our programs, visit our University Careers page at: 

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success:



  • 1st year MBA students pursuing a career in General Management with an interest in Manufacturing/Chemical industry

  • Minimum of 3 years' work experience & maximum of 6 years' work experience

  • Undergraduate Business or Technical Degree preferred

  • Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S. during and upon placeoff from the program

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

  • Demonstrated leadership & academic achievement

  • Ability to work in a technical environment

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Bilingual a plus

  • Previous internship/co-op experience preferred

A unique total offer: you@BASF

At BASF you get more than just compensation. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life. That’s what we call you@BASF. Click here to learn more.

At BASF, we believe that people are the key to our long-term success and that talent is in everyone.
We thrive on giving you the support you need to be your best and fulfil personal ambitions…that’s how we create chemistry. #belongatBASF

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