Join a team of researchers developing new formulations of protective and anti-corrosion coatings on a variety of projects including long-term federal research contracts in aerospace and ground vehicle support. We also offer corrosion and coatings consulting and new product testing both in the lab and in the field.

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Note:  The online application is optional.

Please email the following documents to careers@elinorcoatings.com.
Include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line of the email.
1) Cover Letter
2) Resume
3) References (three people with name, position, email and phone number)
4) Transcript (for research assistant internships only; unofficial transcript is acceptable)



We welcome diversity in backgrounds, experiences, and personalities.
We have the following internships for fall semester:

Thank you for exploring a career in the research and coatings industry. Whether you are studying polymers, coatings, chemistry, engineering, or some other related field, we encourage you to explore the possibilities of interdisciplinary applied research in real-world settings.

Elinor Coatings was founded to push science to create a more sustainable approach to new materials development. Students in our labs learn how to work creatively but systematically. You will learn lab safety and organization, and apply your coursework to a real research workplace.

Our Research Internships give you responsibility and accountability. You learn to formulate coatings, operate instruments, follow standardized testing protocols, and record and interpret data.

Talk to your advisor about earning credits for your semester or year-long internship with us.

We are conveniently located in the NDSU Research and Technology Park in modern, comfortable facilities. Our Research Internships are paid $12-18/hr depending on your experience and year in school. We have undergraduate, graduate, and recent grad options.

If interested in applying to any of the following positions, please email the Elinor Internship form below to careers@elinorcoatings.com. Include a cover letter, resume, and references.

INTERN Research Assistant

Reports to Supervisor

Lab maintenance, coatings testing, assisting formulators
Part-time and Full-time Positions

Associates, bachelor’s degree or working towards a degree or experience in chemistry,
coatings, materials, mechanical engineering or related field.

Internship Form

If interested in applying to any of the internship positions above, please email the Elinor Internship form below to careers@elinorcoatings.com. Include a cover letter, resume, and references.

Elinor Internship Form

Compensation and Benefits

Elinor is a welcoming workplace with a modern spacious lab, a generous compensation and benefits package, paid time off, sick leave and holidays.