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Leadership Development Program (LDP) – MBA Internship – Summer 2018


Job Field: GEMA - General Management
Location: Florham Park, NJ, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Internship
Job ID: EN_US_1702700

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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 Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF's Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) were 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 real-world rotational assignments within different domestic locations. They will explore career options and develop technical and professional decision-making skills, while fulfilling specific business needs. Participants also have the opportunity to assess their capabilities, skills, and interests and gain valuable exposure to BASF's culture, values, and decision-makers.

Leadership Development Program (LDP) – MBA Internship – Summer 2018

At BASF, we are creating chemistry for a sustainable future. Our innovative products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, advancing global food science, and improving quality of life.

Combining economic success, social responsibility, and environmental safety, we empower our customers across industries to meet the current and future needs of society.

We are seeking highly motivated, mobile-minded, students ready to take their careers to the next level. Our rotational programs combine hands-on experience with unparalleled networking opportunities designed to accelerate your career development at BASF.

Explore your sense of adventure! Build your professional network! Engage your passion for challenge! Apply for the BASF MBA Leadership Development Program!

Formula for Success: You Will…

Program Summary

The BASF MBA Internship Program is based out of our Florham Park, NJ or Iselin, NJ offices, and provides MBA students with the opportunity to apply their education and background to challenging assignments to build general management skills. Projects will also develop technical expertise, provide networking at senior levels throughout BASF, and explore possible careers with the Company. Individual assignments in your field of expertise will be designed and planned to enhance your career development and deliver immediate value to BASF during the 10- to 12-week internship. Projects may include preparing operational plans, break-even analysis, acquisitions, and divestitures.

What can the LDP MBA Internship do for you?

· Develop technical expertise, network at senior levels throughout BASF, and explore possible career tracks within the company.

· Enhance career development and deliver value to BASF through the planned and designed assignment.

· The opportunity to join our Talent Pipeline for consideration of future opportunities within the organization including the Fulltime MBA Leadership Development Program.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Join us on campus! We’ll be recruiting at the following schools:

  • National Black MBA
    • 09/26-30/17 – Interviews
  • The Ohio State University - Fischer

    • 10/11/17 – Interviews

    MBA Veterans Career Conference

    • 10/19-21/17 – Interviews
  • University of Michigan - Ross
    • 01/25/17 - Interviews
  • University of North Carolina – Kenan-Flagler
    • 01/25/17 – Interviews
Please visit this link to see where BASF will be recruiting On Campus this fall: We will also recruit via our online applications. If we are not recruiting on your campus, please submit your application no later than 9/15/17. Selected finalists eligible for Fall recruitment will be invited to join BASF Onsite in Southfield to learn more about the company on 10/16/17. Selected finalists eligible for Spring recruitment will be invited to join BASF Onsite in the Spring. Note: Dates and locations are subject to change.

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

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • 1st-year MBA students pursuing a career in General Management.
  • Maximum of 6 years of work experience prior to pursuing MBA.
  • Demonstrated academic achievement.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or need for future sponsorship.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding work ethic.
  • Agility/Leadership potential.
  • Ability to work in a technical environment.
  • Undergraduate Business or Technical Degree preferred (e.g. Chemistry, Engineering).
  • Bilingual a plus.
  • Previous internship/co-op experience.
  • International perspective or experience.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: MBA, Management, Bilingual

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