We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

Summer Internship - Development and optimization of test methods for mining application emulsions

About the Unit

The Speciality Nitrates Technology Department (SNT) at Yara Technology Centre in Porsgrunn consists of 12 employees working with production processes speciality- and technical nitrates such as calcium and ammonium nitrate. In addition, the department gives advisory services and assists market in solving agronomical and technical problems. The SNT department owns several well-equipped laboratories for use for own research as well as to support other Yara departments in their endeavours.

As a part of the SNT team, you will have a chance to meet and learn from a team of skilled experts.


As a summer intern in the Speciality Nitrates Technology Department, you will be given the chance to work as an integrated part of the team.

  • Learn about ammonium nitrate, master emulsion preparation and characterization techniques
  • Analyze results with help of statistical software
  • Develop new characterization techniques
  • Analyze results with help of statistical software
  • Report of results and present the findings at the end of the project



  • Student with 1-2 years left of his/her master study in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry or Process chemistry
  • Practical experience and interest in laboratory work is a prerequisite
  • Knowledge of image analysis and/or surface chemistry is an advantage
  • Fluency in English- both spoken and written is a must
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently


Additional Information

Starting period from the middle of June for a duration of 8 weeks.

The Summer Internship will be based in Porsgrunn, Norway.