Our Interns and Co-ops
Make an ImpactWhen a college student spends their summer interning with us or dedicates a semester to one of our co-op positions, it’s time well spent—for the student and the organization.
We look for engaged, critical thinkers to be contributing members of their teams they become part of. Highly desired candidate characteristics include skills in problem solving, written and oral communication, collaboration, technology and leadership. And, we want people who value being part of a diverse team.
Interested in joining our team of experts? Learn more about our internship program below:
Summer internships begin in May and run through beginning of August, though we do not put an end date on the internship program.
We have close to 100 interns over the summer across all areas of the organizations: National Security, Environment & Infrastructure, Health, as well as corporate intern positions.
Fall and spring Co-op positions are available as well, for students who want to take a semester off of coursework (or have a lighter course load) and gain real-world experience.
A Work Environment Where You GrowStudents make an impact by bringing fresh viewpoints to the table to help us solve tough challenges. In return, our interns and co-ops receive valuable coaching and feedback while working alongside experts in their areas of study.
Cross-Disciplinary ExpertiseOur unmatched expertise in a wide range of disciplines, including advanced materials, biology, chemistry, data science and engineering, makes Battelle uniquely qualified to deliver solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. Solvers at every stage of their career, including our co-ops and interns, play a critical role in driving our culture of innovation forward.
Find The Internship That's Right For YouWe offer opportunities for a variety of experience levels. Only one year of college is required for some positions. All of our internships and co-op positions are paid a competitive hourly rate, and our teams offer flexible work schedules. We value the contributions and perspective students bring to the table, and we offer a welcoming, inclusive community for students to make an impact.
"This is best first job I could have hoped for because of the seamless integration into my position, the supportive culture here at Battelle, and the real-world experience I gained throughout my time here.”
"Battelle has provided tremendous networking opportunities among interns and the staff as a whole, helping us feel connected with the company. I really enjoyed our executive speak series as it allowed the interns to hear form leaders at Battelle while also building personal relationships within the company."
"My internship experience was thrilling and inspiring. The work that is being done at Battelle is truly fascinating and has piqued my interest in gaining more experience within a research institute"
"All the intern events were so much fun and a great way to meet people especially since I'm not from Ohio and didn't know anyone before moving here to start this internship."Emily Schwab
"Working on the PFAS Annihilator was certainly a unique experience and is very chemical engineering-based, which made it super applicable to my major and knowledge. My experiences through the internship have helped me understand certain processes, equipment and results that I knew about but wasn’t confident that I understood or could apply outside of a class."
"I really enjoyed my time with Battelle. It was my first internship and I truly felt a part of team even though we have members who have been with Battelle for several years and I was new."
"Overall, a great experience. I firmly believe there are very few places like Battelle, and I look forward to returning"
Read About Our Past Intern's ExperiencesWant more insight into the internship program at Battelle? See what some of our past interns had to say about their experience with us on our blog.
Our Mission Matches YoursOur mission matches yours. Battelle works to make the world a better place. We champion the vision of our founder Gordon Battelle to translate scientific discovery and technology advances into societal benefits. We reinvest our profits for a greater purpose, with a focus on expanding the impact of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Diversity, Equity & InclusionIt takes intention and commitment to create a diverse and inclusive culture. In addition to recruiting diverse talent, Battelle constantly works to ensure everyone feels safe and welcome. We prioritize, nurture and promote diversity.
PhilanthropyAs a nonprofit charitable trust, Battelle is committed to making a positive impact for the planet and its people. We do this through our daily work, but also in charitable giving, through corporate contributions and employee-driven initiatives.
Your Career With BattelleWe pursue a world of opportunities where we challenge you to dream, connect and create every day. We believe your curiosity is the key that opens doors, leading to bold ideas that will solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.