Chemical Engineering Intern

South Charleston, WV

About AVN

AVN is a strategic innovation partner providing deep, uncommon expertise and infrastructure to solve the most challenging problems of science and technology. With expertise in chemicals, energy, environmental, and advanced software technologies, AVN enables its partners to move ideas from conception to market quickly and efficiently. AVN’s chemical, energy, and environmental services business unit is headquartered in South Charleston, West Virginia. This business unit provides unbiased chemical process development, scale-up, and research and development services to its chemical and energy-focused global customers.


AVN offers a variety of opportunities and experiences, including laboratory research, pilot plant design and operation, process modeling, and economic analysis. Interns will be assigned roles on a project involving one or more of these activities, but each intern will be given some exposure to all areas as a learning opportunity. AVN also prides itself on giving interns the opportunity to be real contributors to projects and successful candidates will be expected to be capable of working in a team environment and to play a part in the team’s direction and success.

AVN provides competitive pay and housing for the internship duration, which will run from May 2024 to mid-August 2024 – depending on the school calendar. The program’s goal is to provide varied experiences to enhance skills and experience that will allow students to transition to a career in Chemical Engineering successfully.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities
  • Exercise procedural, safety, and quality requirements specified in AVN’s safety and health process and employee policy manuals.
  • Participate in laboratory and pilot plant projects, including research, construction, and operation activities.
  • Analyze data and draw valid conclusions.
  • Contribute as a member of a project team.
Required Skills
  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in chemical engineering.
  • Completed the sophomore or junior-level curriculum by the end of the Spring 2024 semester.  Strong preference will be given to those who have completed their junior-level curriculum.  Seniors entering a postgraduate program are also encouraged to apply.
  • GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Ability to work safely in a lab or pilot plant and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and precautions.
  • Knowledge of lab procedures and ability to keep accurate records.
  • Ability to research, analyze data, and draw valid conclusions using critical thinking.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skilled in the use of computers to perform engineering tasks.
  • Ability to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
Required Experience
  • Experience in college-level chemical engineering classes.
Position Location

South Charleston, WV

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, familial status, disability status, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, or current or future service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.