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BASF Leadership Development Program (LDP) -  MBA Summer 2020 in Florham Park, New Jersey

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 2019 and Diversity Inc as #12 on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

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.

Program Summary:


  • As a highly motivated graduate student, you will participate in a 10 to 12-week internship based out of our Florham Park-NJ, Iselin-NJ, Charlotte-NC, Research Triangle Park-NC, Southfield-MI or Houston-TX offices.

  • Interns will complete various projects in their field of expertise, designed and planned to enhance your career development and deliver immediate value to BASF

  • Projects may include preparing operational plans, break-even analysis, acquisitions, and divestitures

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

We offer students the opportunity to spend a summer working at a North American BASF site within the U.S. This program also offers MBA students the ability to apply their education and background to challenging assignments to build general management skills.

  • Enhanced career and leadership development, and the opportunity to explore possible career tracks within the company

  • Development of your expertise and the ability to network at senior levels throughout BASF and establish mentoring relationships that could span across your whole career

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

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

National Black MBA – Houston, TX

9/26 – 9/27 – Intern MBA LDP Interviews

University of Michigan - Ross

TBD – Company Presentation

January 2020 – Intern MBA LDP Interviews

University of North Carolina – Kenan-Flagler

9/17 – Company Presentation

9/20 – Networking Forum

January 2020 – Intern MBA LDP Interviews

Prospanica – Orlando, FL

10/31 – 11/1 – Intern MBA LDP Interviews

*Note: Dates are subject to change.

Interview Process:

If selected for an interview, the process for this role may include a one-way recorded HireVue interview, as well as live in-person or virtual interview. Live interviews will consist of a one-hour panel interview with two - three BASF representatives.

Interested in seeing where BASF is recruiting next? Visit to get the latest information on our upcoming events and to pre-register!

Formula for Success:

  • 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.

Job: HRES - Human Resources

Organization: NTH/O-Talent Development / Strategy-60000998

Title: Leadership Development Program (LDP) - MBA Summer 2020

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 1902478