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Colonial Chemical Internship Program

Program Location

Check mark Main Campus
Check mark Kimball Site

Colonial Chemical - Career Pathway

       

OCT - DEC

JAN - MAY

MAY - AUG

AUG

  • Take ET 112
     
  • Student responsible for fees
     
  • Interns are selected
  • Internship begins
     
  • Work up to 24 hours at Colonial Chemical
     
  • Wage: $20.00/hour
     
  • Take two classes at Chatt State Kimball
     
  • Colonial will provide last dollar scholarship
     
  • Successfully complete classes
  • Internship continues
     
  • Work up to 24 hours at Colonial Chemical
     
  • Wage: $22.00/hour
     
  • Take two classes at Chatt State Kimball
     
  • Colonial will provide last dollar scholarship
     
  • Successfully complete classes
  • Complete Chemical Operator Technical Certificate
     
  • Secure a full-time position at Colonial Chemical
     
  • Wages up to $24.50/hr
       

 

 

How are interns selected?

  • Participants must successfully complete ET 112, Mathematics for Engineering Technology and an interview.
  • ET 112 classes are October 10th – December 6th.

 

How does the internship work?

Interns earn a Chemical Operator Technical Certificate from Chattanooga State while working at Colonial Chemical

January – May

  • Interns will work up to 24 hours per week at a pay rate $20/hour
  • Interns take two classes at Kimball campus, and must successfully pass both courses to continue internship:
    • CHET 1400, Industrial Chemistry
    • MECH 1320, Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives

May – August

  • Interns will work up to 24 hours per week at a pay rate $22/hour
  • Interns take two classes at Kimball campus, and must successfully pass both courses to be considered for employment:
    • CHET 1410, Process Operations 1
    • CHET 1300, Process Equipment

August

  • Successful interns may receive a full-time position job offer with a wage of up to $24.50 per hour

 

How do I apply to the internship?

  • Complete the Chattanooga State admissions process
  • Enroll in ET 112 for October
  • Students will be interviewed during the ET 112 course
  • All students must successfully complete ET 112 to be considered an intern

 

Do I have to pay tuition to take the college classes?

  • Yes, all tuition and fees need to be paid. However, there are numerous ways for financial assistance—Tennessee Reconnect or Federal Pell grant.
    • Fees for ET 112 are around $650.
       
  • Once the paid internship begins, Colonial Chemical will provide last dollar scholarships for interns.