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Undergraduates at SUNY Potsdam are encouraged to obtain extra experience in their chosen field by doing off-campus internships. Contact the Experiential Education Office at (315) 267-2507 or visit their website to learn more. Examples of previous internships in which Chemistry students have participated include:

  • Adecco, Pitney Bowes Inc., Stamford, CT
  • Apple Computer Cupertino, CA
  • Chinango County SPCA Norwich, NY
  • First Year Transitions, Potsdam, NY
  • IBM Endicott, NY
  • Infolina Solutions Concord, NC
  • Long Island Newsday Melville, NY
  • Potsdam Central School Potsdam, NY
  • Microtech Computer Center Syracuse, NY
  • MRSI SUNY Potsdam Potsdam, NY
  • SUNY Potsdam Chemistry Department, Potsdam, NY
  • SUNY Potsdam Levitt Center Potsdam, NY
  • SUNY Potsdam Student Government Potsdam, NY
  • SUNY Potsdam Student Success Center, Potsdam, NY
SUNY Potsdam students can search available internships now by logging in to BearTracker through BearPAWS.

Career Opportunities in the Field

Graduates from Chemistry Department at SUNY Potsdam have great opportunities to find jobs and develop careers in a variety of institutions, organizations, and laboratories, from Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico to National Institute of Standards in Bethesda, MD, to Pfizer Drug manufacturer, US military, in private physicians practice, as high school teachers or research consultants.

Chemistry graduates are needed in:

  • analytical laboratories,
  • organic synthesis,
  • polymer development,
  • green chemistry
  • natural food products chemistry labs,
  • environmental monitoring,
  • polution remediation,
  • nanotechnology
  • microelectronics
  • emerging molecular electronics
  • smart nanomaterials
  • catalysts
  • optical and electrochromic display materials
  • sensor development (automotive, toxic gas, heavy metals, pesticides, etc.)

Biochemistry graduates are needed in:

  • biotechnology labs
  • biosensor development
  • DNA and RNA genetic sequencing
  • proteomics
  • drug development
  • drug interactions
  • and many more

Alumni Careers

SUNY Potsdam chemistry alumni have found employment with:

  • National Cancer Institute
  • Estee Lauder, Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • North Carolina State University
  • Syracuse University
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Xerox
  • Eastman Kodak Co.
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology