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R&D Intern


DAP is looking to hire R&D Intern for Summer 2024.


The summer intern would work under mentorship of a senior scientist / Supervisor to perform collaborative research for development adhesives or repair products with unique and differentiated properties.

This R&D work will include:

• Formulating raw materials into a functional product.
• Analytical testing to understand raw materials, as well as formulated product properties.
• Benchmarking and applications testing of formulated products for end-use performance prediction.


  • Major: Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.
  • General lab skills (weighing materials on benchtop scale, transferring liquids/solids from one container to another, adherence to lab safety rules).
  • Some organic chemistry knowledge and understanding of solvents.
  • Adept with hands-on work, home repair experience is a plus!
  • Attention to details, inquisitive, good notes taker, desire to learn and grow.

About DAP

DAP is a market leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of home repair and construction products including caulks, sealants, spray foam insulation, adhesives, and patch and repair products.

DAP is part of RPM International Inc., a $6.1 billion, multinational company with subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services.

You will find DAP products in the hands of professional painters, remodelers, builders, and do-it-yourselfers, and in 60,000 retail outlets, ranging from home centers and mass merchandisers to your local hardware, pro contractor channels and paint stores.

DAP's eight manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United States of America and Canada service North America and the world.

At DAP, we hire the best people and give them a collaborative and rewarding work environment that empowers them to succeed! We support associates in continuous professional growth and collaborate on the steps it takes to get to the next level in their careers.

Our associates enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including 401(k) with company match, pension, paid parental leave, competitive health insurance rates, employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, free wellness programs and more! Learn more about DAP's history, culture and benefits at

DAP - On the job since 1865.
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