United States, Irvine, CA, United States, Rocky Hill, CT, United States, Madison Heights, MI, United States, Bridgewater, NJ, Adhesive Technologies

Prism Rotational Leadership Program – Product Development


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Henkel’s PRISM Rotational Program is a 12 month leadership development program in which you will have the opportunity sharpen your product development skills and build a strong foundation for your career by rotating through numerous functions functions (PD Lab, Engineering, Innovation, Operations, Sales, etc) and exposure to many other key departments at one of four Henkel locations (Rocky Hill, CT; Bridgewater, NJ; Madison Heights, Ml; Irvine, CA).
  • Develop new or improved adhesive, coatings or surface treatments under moderate supervision.
  • Support and collaborate with other Product Development personnel, Safety and Regulatory, Quality, Product Management, and other functions as required with willingness to travel as needed.
  • Ability to develop forward and strategize timely solutions in order to meet customer demand.
  • Valuable real-world learning experiences through project work and training with continuous feedback and support..
  • Numerous opportunities to volunteer for strategic initiatives, such as sustainability and corporate citizenship.
  • Upon completion of the 12 month program you will deploy into the product development department at a location within North America where the knowledge and expertise learned through the program will propel your career forward.


  • Masters or PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Engineering & available for full time employment on July 2022.
  • Demonstrated academic achievement (3.0 or above is desired).
  • Evidence of scientific productivity through high impact peer review publications
  • Knowledge of structure-property relationship of materials and analytical and materials characterization techniques (DMA, TMA, DSC, TGA, SEM, HPLC, GC-MS, FTIR, ICP-MS, GPC, etc.)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and collaboration within teams in a dynamic and culturally diverse workplace (previous internship/co-op experience is a plus)
  • Commitment to relocate to a desirable location in North America
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and collaboration within teams (previous internship/co-op experience is a plus).
  • Salary Range will be $53,700-$92,000.

*Please Indicate your preferred internship site locations(s) from the list below when prompted on your application. If you do not have a preference, please type "no preference" when prompted on your applications.

Site Locations: Rocky Hill, CT; Bridgewater, NJ; Madison Heights, MI; Irvine, CA

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral.  At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

JOB ID: req23042
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067