Masterthesis Internship Sustainability (6-9 months)

von: Sika Gesellschaften in der Schweiz | Ort: Zürich
Company Description

Sika is a global company handling specialized chemistry and being leader in the areas of process materials for sealing, bonding, streaming, reinforcement, and protection of support structures in construction and industry.

Job Description

Our Corporate Sealing & Bonding Team is looking for an ambitious Masterstudent  to join our team based in Zurich Altstetten for a project in the field of sustainability. The main objective of this internship is to research end-of-life scenarios for sealants in Europe. Understanding end of life and potential collection points for used sealants is the first step in the investigation of the recyclability of these construction materials.

Your responsibilities:

  • Research for existing recycling solutions for construction sealants
  • Study of state of the art on construction sites in selected countries: separation of sealants from other construction materials during renovation and dismantling of a building, disposal, possibilities for collection
  • Active collaboration with local Sika companies Europe-wide, customers, dismantlers, and recycling companies
  • Validation of results and proposal how to scale-up the study to a global scale
  • Contribution to sustainability efforts in the Sealing and Bonding field


  • Currently pursuing a master's degree in a technical discipline such as Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent, Sustainable Development
  • Fluent communication skills in English (written and spoken), German is a plus
  • Ability to collaborate and work in an international team
  • Strong interest in sustainability and innovation
  • Proactive, independent and flexible
  • Willingness to travel, 10 – 20 % of work time

Additional Information

  • Trust is vital to Sika. It's the basis of our relationships with customers and employees
  • Our aim is to foster a culture of performance and respect – across hierarchies, departments, and countries – so that we can strengthen rather than restrict cooperation
  • If you trust Sika we can open up a whole world of interesting opportunities for you too

N: SikaGesellschafteninderSchweiz

  • Zürich

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