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2021-2022 Campus Internship - Leadership Development Program (MBA)

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Date Posted: Tue, 01 Jun 2021

Position: 2021-2022 Campus Internship - Leadership Development Program (MBA)

Schedule: Full time

Job Number: R2016487

Primary location:

Country: United States of America

State/Province: Michigan

City: Midland (MI, USA)

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Dow is looking for successful candidates for the Leadership Development Program Internship who are currently pursuing an MBA from an accredited University Business School program.

  • Areas of emphasis: finance, marketing and general management

The Leadership Development Program Internship is intended for a select few MBA candidates who seek a challenging and accelerated career path to senior business leadership in a global manufacturing company. The purpose of the internship is to mutually assess the fit for a full-time position on such a career path. To that end, interns will work in small, diverse teams to tackle high-impact, business-related projects aligned with Dow's strategy. Interns are expected to apply their prior work experiences as well as the methodical tools and insights gained from business school to deliver fresh, provocative, and actionable solutions. Equally important, the role of each intern is to network across the company to develop their own assessment of Dow, our culture and the full-time career opportunity. To help enable this learning, each intern will also be aligned to senior level leaders as advisers and mentors, and will participate in organized networking events.

Primary Roles in the Program:

  • Observe and recommend on enterprise-level (i.e. company wide) strategic issues, priorities, and direction.
  • Use of Porters 5-forces, VBM, and/or equivalent strategic analysis frameworks to assess Global Business Units (GBU's) and corporate strategy, valuation creation of current and strategic alternatives.
  • Participate as a member of the office of Corporate Development.
  • Possible travel and exposure to other regions/countries as deemed appropriate for project.
  • Candidate will have the opportunity for senior executive exposure and mentoring.

The ideal candidate for the Leadership Development Program Internship possesses the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • A desire to lead a large international business in a Fortune 50 firm
  • Strong critical thinking skills, demonstrating commercial and financial acumen
  • Comfortable in a "humble yet high performing" culture, requiring effective teamwork while also demanding a high degree of accountability.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and high level of Emotional Intelligence ("EQ").


  • Pursuing an MBA from an accredited University's Business School
  • Have prior experience with a global business
  • Prefer 5-7 years of work experience at an operating company
  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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