BASF Internships Give On-the-Job Experience



BASF recently concluded its annual Southeast Texas summer internship program, where five students joined BASF TotalEnergies Petrochemicals LLC’s Port Arthur site and four students worked at BASF’s Beaumont site.

“We exposed our interns to different technical areas which helped them focus in the field, and at the same time potentially increased our future talent pool,” said John Lycan, site general manager and vice president of operations. from BASF to Port Arthur. “Their contributions have been significant and they will return to their universities with an enthusiasm for engineering and a better understanding of the role of business in creating great chemistry.”

The interns selected to work at the Port Arthur site were Melody Youwakim, Mallory Lisle, Emily Steinhagen, Jessica Ledwith and Daniel Houston. Trainees from the Beaumont site included Angelica White, Hayden McLeroy, Arturo Gonzalez and Ryan Deutsch. All of the interns are students of Lamar University, except for Steinhagen, who attends Louisiana State University.

“Entering the internship I was both thrilled and nervous, and I was beyond excited to finally be able to apply what I had learned in school to solve real-life situations,” said Arturo Gonzalez. , Process Engineering Intern, Beaumont.

“My greatest achievement this summer has been working with the operations engineers; they are all so passionate about their units and learning as much as they can to do their jobs optimally, said Melody Youwakim, Operations Engineering Intern, Port Arthur. “I’ve learned so much from the engineers and operators, and the hands-on experience I’ve gained here is invaluable compared to my college education.”


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