GC3 Innovators Internship 2016

The GC3 Innovators Internship places technically proficient students into sustainability-related summer internships with our member companies. The interns spend 10-12 weeks working within a GC3 member company, learning the skills needed in sustainable industry. This year's interns will also have the opportunity to attend the GC3 Innovators Roundtable.

Quote from Barrett Welch a previous internship participant


In order to be considered for the GC3 Innovators Internship, you must be...

  • A current graduate student OR recent recipient of bachelor's degree (<6 months since graduation)
  • Specialized in a scientific/technical discipline
  • Eligible to receive payment for work in the U.S. during the summer term (citizens, residents, non residents with applicable visas)
  • Passionate about advancing sustainability

Please note that our host companies cannot sponsor visa applications for this time period, so all non-resident applicants must be in possession of a visa at the time of application.

Program Dates

April 4, 2016: Application deadline

May 24-26, 2016: GC3 Innovators Roundtable

June-August 2016: 10-12 week internship period

Job Description

This year’s available positions are in three sectors: electronics/computer, clothing/textile, and one more that will be determined before applications close.

Work scope may include:

  • Assisting in chemical regulatory compliance activities
  • Researching innovative materials and safer chemicals
  • Communicating and information-gathering within supply chain
  • Product development and manufacturing


Desired qualifications for this internship include:

  • Bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) discipline, with preference for general chemistry or toxicology knowledge
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment to meet department goals and timelines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of green chemistry principles and/or sustainability practices

Additional qualifications may be preferred depending on specific company requirements. The website will be updated to reflect these as they come in.

Locations and Compensation

This year’s internship openings are located in:

  • Corvallis, OR (electronics/computer)
  • Dover, NH (clothing/textile)
  • Alameda, CA (clothing/textile)
  • Minnesota (potential - to be determined)

Compensation will vary based on company, location, and experience, but will generally range from $15-30/hr.

To be considered for the GC3 Innovators Internship Program

Download the application here (docx).

Please send your completed application to us at internship@greenchemistryandcommerce.org along with a copy of your résumé or CV, contact information for 3 professional references, and unofficial transcripts from your undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions.

The application period has now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016 Innovators Internship.


Please email us at internship@greenchemistryandcommerce.org with any questions.