College programs

Innovation is always moving, and so are you. Get a jump on your future with an internship or co-op at Eastman. Help us solve the world’s greatest challenges, like mitigating climate change and solving the global waste crisis. Innovators like you make an impact today and for future generations.

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Program opportunities

Eastman offers paid internships and co-ops that provide real-world knowledge, enhance collegiate experiences and prepare students for professional careers. Interns and co-ops are treated as professionals and often have ownership of projects and assignments.

Through countless activities outside of work, our programs also provide an abundance of networking opportunities. Each year, over 100 students participate in Eastman University Relations programs across the United States in a variety of disciplines.

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Corporate interns

Eastman offers co-ops and interns the possibility to grow and apply their knowledge in many areas across the organization:

  • Information technology
  • Human resources
  • Legal
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Finance
  • Supply chain
  • Procurement
  • Marketing
  • Communications

interns and co-ops

Our engineers have taken many paths at Eastman in Kingsport and globally at one of our 50+ other manufacturing sites.

  • Chemical engineer
  • Environmental engineer 
  • Mechanical and electrical engineer
  • R&D
  • Process improvement 
  • Energy management 
  • Maintenance 
  • Licensing 
  • Project management procurement 
  • Manufacturing
  • Technical services
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Program benefits

We’re committed to the future, and that includes you. Our intern and co-op programs go beyond work experience. Typically, U.S. students have access to:

  • Scholarships (co-ops only)
  • Travel reimbursement to and from school
  • Housing support
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Formal mentoring, coaching and assessments
  • Plant tours
  • Rich cultural and recreational experiences
  • Gym facilities and club sports

Our diverse communities

Interns and co-ops are welcome to join our Eastman Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs create an inclusive culture and help underrepresented groups and their allies though awareness and community events.

ERGs represent the Asian and Pacific Islander community, the African American and Black community, the Latino and Hispanic community, the LGBTQ+ community, active military members and veterans, and women.

Your future starts with Eastman

Join us in our mission to enhance the quality of life in a material way — for everyone.

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