BASF Hosted Summer Internship Program for Engineering Students at its Largest Manufacturing Facility in North America


BASF student interns volunteer for BASF Kids Day.

BASF provided the opportunity for 26 engineering students to spend the summer working as interns at its site in Geismar, Louisiana. The site is BASF’s largest manufacturing facility in North America.

The interns, selected from universities nation-wide, participated in engineering projects that allowed them to apply technical and professional skills and knowledge to real-world situations.

“BASF believes providing a robust internship program for college students allows them the opportunity to learn more about our company, the chemical industry and potential careers available to them upon graduation,” said Tom Yura, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the BASF site in Geismar. “The hands-on project experiences assigned during their internships gave the students a real-world view of what is expected upon graduation and entrance into a professional environment.”

In addition to assigned responsibilities at the manufacturing facility in Geismar, the interns also volunteered during several BASF events including BASF TECH Academy, BASF Kids Day and a BASF neighborhood canvassing event co-sponsored with the American Red Cross.

“Even though BASF is such a large corporation, I felt like I was part of a family,” said Tu-nguyet Nguyen, an engineering student at the University of Texas-Austin. “From the very first day, I was given countless resources to foster my development and a task force to lead me towards success. I also had opportunities to share this kinship with the local community by educating high school students on potential technical careers and preparing our local neighborhoods for hurricane season through BASF volunteering events.”

BASF2 The BASF site in Geismar, Louisiana hosts student interns for the summer.

Student interns working at the BASF site in Geismar included:

  • Rebecca Austin, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Emily Bergeron, McNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA)
  • Wai Bamugo, Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Angela Camille, Texas A&M University (College Station, LA)
  • Eric Campos, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • D’Antonio Daigre, Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Brian Davis, Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS)
  • Matthew Malphurs, University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
  • Alissa Megilligan, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Jacob Mercante, Southeastern University (Hammond, LA)
  • Candice Merritt, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (Greensboro, NC)
  • Joseph Miller, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Tu-nguyet Nguyen, University of Texas-Austin (Cockrell School of Engineering)
  • Ken Proska, Champlain College (Burlington, VT)
  • Nathan Richardson, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Dorlissia Robinson, Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Bethany Sarabia, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Kaylen Scott, Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Rebecca Smith, University of Louisiana, Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)
  • Robert Stevens-Boyd, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (Greensboro, NC)
  • Brian Stumpe, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Kaylie Theriot, Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
  • Candace Thomas, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • NnZinga Thomas, Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Stacey Wieseneck, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Sharani White, Georgia Tech University (Atlanta, GA)

For more information about BASF in Louisiana and careers with the company, visit and

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