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 - Catalyst support preparation

About the Unit

The Ammonia and Nitric acid technology department, based in the Yara Technology Centre in Porsgrunn, supports Yara’s fertilizer plants around the world. To support Yara’s growth strategy we are engaged in the development of new catalysts and new processes for both ammonia and nitric acid production.

You will have the opportunity to work in a multinational team of dynamic and skilled people in a growth environment.


The project involves the preparation and treatment of different catalyst supports and shapes. The main work will be characterizing of the samples after the treatment. The project will include:

  • Lab work
  • Sample preparation
  • Surface characterization
  • Data analysis


  • The student should be in at least the 3rd year, ideally coming into the last year of study after the summer internship
  • The student should have a chemical or materials science background, knowledge of catalysts or materials characterization being an advantage
  • Good practical laboratory skills
  • Prepared to work independently – with focus on HSE
  • Fluent in English and Norwegian

Additional Information

Working period from the middle of June with a duration of 8 weeks.