The DuPont GOLD (Growth Opportunities Leading in Diversity) program is intended for doctoral and post-doctoral scientists from underrepresented groups (African American/Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) interested in career opportunities in industrial research at DuPont. The GOLD program supports DuPont’s commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion by:
“Innovation thrives in an environment rich from a foundation of diverse perspectives and nurtured through a culture of equity and inclusion. I’m working to accelerate our commitments and to focus on the people and teams behind our innovations.”
Alexa Dembek SVP, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer
Internship Opportunities Available
DuPont Electronics & Industrial is seeking to fill internship positions with undergraduate and graduate-level students as part of the GOLD internship program. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary process engineering and chemistry team aimed at the scale-up and commercialization of electronic materials.
GOLD Seminar Competition
The 2023 GOLD seminar competition will be held in New Orleans, LA. Application details will be posted in Spring 2023.
To attract underrepresented talent into the program, DuPont has been sponsoring and hosting a one-day seminar series and oral presentation competition at the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Annual Conference since 2019.
This year, the seminar competition was held in-person on Monday September 26th, 2022 in Orlando, FL. Applications were accepted through the end of May 2022. The theme for 2022 competition was "Making a Difference for a Sustainable Future”.
As in previous years, selected participants gave an oral presentation on their research, competing to win $1,000 and a guaranteed interview with a DuPont recruiter. Each participant was also matched with a DuPont mentor to provide guidance and help them prepare for the competition and interview. Participants were also be given the opportunity to network with DuPont recruiters and learn more about a career in industry.
Interested applicants submitted the following to GOLD@dupont.com.
To be considered for the competition and interview, applicants must:
For any questions regarding the competition, please contact GOLD@dupont.com.
2022 GOLD seminar competition at NOBCChE, Orlando, FL
2018 GOLD seminar competition at NOBCChE, St Louis, MO
Virtual conference mixer 2020
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Since 2021, DuPont GOLD has been partnering with the American Chemical Society (ACS). This partnership will allow DuPont GOLD to expand the applicant pool and broaden our footprint to include American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander demographics. The partnership with ACS will also facilitate pipeline growth of underrepresented students through ACS Bridge Fellow Program.
In partnership with ACS, DuPont will host a workshop exploring different industrial career opportunities for ACS Bridge Fellows and underrepresented PhD students / post-doctoral scholars in the chemical sciences on June 21, 2022. Register and learn more here.
As part of ACS’s Fall 2022 National Meeting, DuPont, in partnership with other companies, will host a virtual half-day session on "URM Talent Acquisition, Retention and Career Development in STEM Private Sectors”. Stay tuned for more information.
PhD – GOLD 2021
“It was an amazing experience to be a part of the 2021 GOLD seminar competition and learn from DuPont leaders and fellow participants.”
PhD Chem. Eng. - GOLD 2020
“Participating in the GOLD program expanded my network and exposed me to different career opportunities, but the personal connection with DuPont mentors made it easier to choose DuPont.”
PhD Chem. Eng.– GOLD 2020
“Joining DuPont through the GOLD program granted me a firsthand experience on how to translate bench-top research to real-world applications to benefit humanity.”
PhD Mat. Sci. and Eng.- GOLD 2019
“The GOLD mentorship established with DuPont added a personal touch, broadened my professional network and introduced me to great people in the field.”
“The GOLD program broadened my horizon and made me realize that DuPont is not just about making polymers.”