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Internships & Leadership Programs


​​Grace internships and our MBA and Manufacturing Leadership Programs provide valuable opportunities in which you can test your capabilities and interests while networking with professionals in a paid temporary position.


Periodically, Grace internships are available in a variety of functional areas, including marketing, finance, communications, Human Resources, IT, operations, and others.  Grace interns work directly with full-time professionals on projects and tasks that are important to the team. 

All internship opportunities are posted in our Open Position listings.

MBA Leadership Program

The two-year Grace MBA Leadership Program is designed to identify and develop talented individuals capable of becoming future leaders at Grace.  This innovative program is designed especially for high-potential individuals seeking careers in marketing, manufacturing, and finance. To qualify, you must have an MBA with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, finance, physical science, or engineering discipline (chemical, civil, mechanical, or materials science), and at least two to four years of professional experience.

Participants rotate through assignments in different business units and functional areas in order to provide a broad range of experiences while nurturing core leadership skills. Previous projects have involved new product development including market analysis, stage-gate project management, and product commercialization;  business acquisition and integration; business model optimization, and more.  Most positions are based in Columbia, Maryland, and may involve travel up to 20 percent of the time.  Each participant is assigned a Program Mentor to provide a high level of guidance and assistance.

All MBA Leadership Program openings are posted in our Open Position listings.

Manufacturing Leadership Program

Program Description

The Grace Manufacturing Leadership Program is a three-year, entry-level program focused on developing high-potential engineers for  leadership positions within Grace's manufacturing organization. During the program, there are three one-year rotations designed to provide a range of manufacturing experience while strengthening leadership skills. Assignments are at Grace's manufacturing sites that have innovative chemical processes and multiple manufacturing capabilities/technologies.  Program participants are partnered with a senior-level mentor who will follow their progress throughout the program while providing guidance and support.  Throughout the program, employees learn about the many aspects of our business, receive leadership, finance, and Continuous Improvement training, and develop a professional network for sharing ideas and best practices in manufacturing excellence.


Grace's Manufacturing Leadership Program is designed for individuals who demonstrate strong leadership and management potential. Participants must have a B.S. in an engineering discipline, preferably Chemical or Mechanical.  We are looking for meaningful work assignments as a co-op or summer intern, success in the classroom (GPA of 3.0 or better), and leadership experience.  Program participants will relocate for assignments.  

All Manufacturing Leadership Program openings are posted in our Open Position listings.