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Date posted:  Nov 4, 2021

Porsgrunn, NO

Job Function:  Engineering
Job Type:  Intern
Job Requisition ID:  9206

Summer intern - Coating Development

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About the Unit

Mastering technology and development has always been a key to the commercial success of Yara’s products. Yara Technology Center (YTC), located in Porsgrunn, Norway, is a vital contributor to this success working to improve existing processes and technologies as well as to develop new and innovative solutions for processes and products.

We are now looking for students to work on an interesting project during this summer. The work will be connected to ongoing projects in the Product Quality and Development Department, related to Coating Development for Fertilizer.


Fertilizers are usually coated before shipment to preserve the quality of product during handling and transport. In this project different coatings will be tested and evaluated in respect to quality of products and performance of coatings in protecting the fertilizers in different climate conditions. 


The task will include, but are not limited to:

  • Litterture review, theoretical study
  • Laboratory tests and statistical analyses
  • Reporting and presentaion in English


  • Student on his/her way to a master’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry or process chemistry. 3rd or 4th year student.
  • Practical experience with safe working in laboratory is an advantage
  • We are looking for a person that is self-driven, responsible and able to communicate in a diverse working environment
  • Fluent in English

Additional Information

The project will last for 6-8 weeks from June to August 2022.
 Location Porsgrunn, Norway.

Contact details

Solveig Rørkjær, Department Manager Specialty Nitrates Technology
Email: solveig.rorkjar@yara.com Phone: +47 91697802


Vajiheh Nafisi, Principal Research Scientist 

Email: vajiheh.nafisi@yara.com Phone: +47 47316250

Apply no later than


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