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Stepan Company | Northfield, IL
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Are you interested in learning more about sales, business management, marketing and product development? How about all this through a leading chemical manufacturing company located just 30 minutes North of Chicago?

Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients for the food, nutritional and pharmaceutical markets. Our company was founded over 80 years ago and has 19 global manufacturing locations with a support network of over 2000 employees worldwide.

The rotational internship program will introduce you to the following functions:

* Business Management (business, product management and marketing)
* Commercial Development
* Finance
* Technical Sales (Inside/Prospecting and Account Management)
* Product Development and Technical Service Support

You will learn the various roles and responsibilities of each department and why they are vital to the current success and continued growth of our company. In turn, you will be given a special project assignment in which you will use your skills, systems, tools, and strategies learned in each department to prepare a final research report and presentation to Stepan Management.

Interns are highly encouraged to apply for our Stepan Sales & Marketing Trainee Program or other open positions within the organization upon graduation.

Candidates pursuing a Bachelor's Degree preferably in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry with a minor in Business, Economics, Finance, Sales, Management or Marketing.

* Strong analytical skills
* Solid interpersonal skills
* Excellent organizational and communication skills (verbal & written)
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office including excel and powerpoint
* Ability to work independently, as well as in a highly collaborative team environment
* Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment

Duration of Assignment: 10-12 weeks

About Stepan Company

Stepan Company along with its subsidiaries, produces specialty and intermediate chemicals, which are sold to other manufacturers and then made into a variety of end products. The Company operates in three segments: surfactants, polymers and specialty products. Surfactants refer to chemical agents that affect the interaction between two surfaces. They can provide actions, such as detergency (the ability of water to remove soil from another surface), wetting and foaming, dispersing, emulsification (aiding two dissimilar liquids to mix), demulsification, viscosity modifications and biocidal disinfectants. Polymers, which include phthalic anhydride, polyols and polyurethane foam systems, are used in plastics, building materials and refrigeration industries. Polymers are also used in coating, adhesive, sealant and elastomer applications. Specialty products include chemicals used in food, flavoring and pharmaceutical applications. (Source: 10-K)