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Program Development Intern

Department: Confer/Tech Program - Intern
Location: New York, NY

AIChE, founded in 1908, is a professional society of more than 60,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities, and government, using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. AIChE fosters and disseminates chemical engineering knowledge, supports the professional and personal growth of its members, and applies the expertise of its members to address societal needs and improve the quality of life. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontiers of chemical engineering research in such areas as energy, sustainability, biological and environmental engineering, nanotechnology, and chemical plant safety and security.

The AIChE Program Development team is responsible for the development and implementation of numerous AIChE’s chemical engineering conferences. The team works closely with volunteers to develop the technical program of the conference and serves as the overall lead project manager working with cross-functional groups within AIChE.

We are seeking an intern to support multiple projects for our Program Development team throughout the end of 2021 and start of 2022 with potential for an extension.  Throughout this internship, while helping us to deliver products and learning to our members, you will begin to understand how AIChE and its conferences operate, as well as build relationships with professionals and faculty in the field.


  • Administrative support for numerous conference projects, including:
    • AIChE Spring Meeting
    • AIChE Annual Meeting
    • Process Development Symposium
    • Southwest Process Technology Conference
  • Perform data analysis
  • Classification of abstracts into appropriate programming categories based on abstract topic, disciplines and unit operations of Chemical Engineering

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills a must
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong attention to details
  • Creative problem solver
  • Must be able to meet deadlines
  • Must be comfortable contacting volunteers
  • The ability to work independently and also in a team environment
  • Prior conference organization or project management experience a plus

Software and Proficiency:

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be familiar with MS Outlook
  • Content Management System (CMS) knowledge a plus
  • MS Publisher knowledge a plus

Educational Requirements:

  • Background or basic studies in Chemical Engineering or related discipline preferred
  • Currently pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree, preferred 

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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