Internships & work-study programs

Infinite Opportunities. Discover your possibilities with IMCD.
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Our programs in an overview

Duration: 6 months internship, 12 month work-study program

Subject area: technical, sales, communication, marketing or more

Start: anytime


Are you a student looking for an internship or work-study placement in a leading group in its sector? IMCD France offers you exactly this opportunity. Either prepare in the commercial area for your specialist or management position or develop as a technical expert in our technical centers for various applications.

No matter which option you choose, our goal is always to support you in the best possible way. During your entire 6-month internship or 12-month traineeship, a mentor will be at your side to guide you on your personal career path.

We offer you individual trainings right from the start so that you can intensify your knowledge and core competencies in a targeted manner. You will gain responsibility within a very short time, to develop not only professionally, but also personally.


  • Students
  • High level of motivation
  • Initiative and decisiveness
  • A strong sense of commitment and joy for dealing with colleagues, customers, and suppliers
  • Proficient in English
  • Tech-savvy

"After a memorable end-of-study internship at the IMCD laboratory in Lyon, I was given the chance to carry on the IMCD adventure by assuming the dual roles of Technical Sales Representative and Product Manager in the Coatings & Construction division. It is an exciting job and I’m glad to be part of a caring and supportive team."

Lucie Grossetete

Former trainee


Pablo Guillem

Former trainee


"I came to IMCD for a graduate internship as a chemical engineer in the Pharmaceuticals department. It was an exciting six months getting to know the world of distribution of specialty chemicals & ingredients. To facilitate my integration, I benefited from professional mentoring and a friendly team that provided me with the necessary technical and commercial skills. I was recruited following this internship, and I now have the opportunity to work as a sales representative for the Agrochemicals market."

IMCD has given me the chance to grow professionally through two significant experiences. Firstly, as a sales assistant in the Coatings & Construction department, where the nurturing environment helped me gain confidence. Secondly, during my second year of apprenticeship, when I joined the Communication department, which allowed me to develop my skills, apply my knowledge, and take on new responsibilities."



Léa Maselko