Warrensville Heights, Ohio


Here, we believe there's not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there's a place for you at Sherwin Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. We'll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you to show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show! Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans.

This position is a 12 week internship (Summer 2023) experience for the Performance Coatings Group R&D Division that will take place over the summer. Interns will be assigned to a specific lab and project team where they will have periodic reviews to evaluate their performance. This opportunity will allow them to gain experience in work groups and other R&D professionals at Sherwin-Williams.


• Provide support to technicians, chemists and scientists within assigned Research & Development Group.

• Perform a variety of laboratory tasks utilizing general instruments and advanced lab equipment.

• Collaborate with other research and development team members to complete required tasks, including process chemistry and engineering and material science research groups.

• Complete appropriate research documentation, calculations, and data analysis and effectively communicate these results with supervisor and team members.

• Prepare basic samples, materials, equipment, and other required tools for laboratory tests or development.

• Perform basic technical development, tests, analyses, and research based on formulas and project requirements.

• Complete appropriate forms and documentation regarding research and development processes, tasks, results, reports and conclusions; receives direction from other technicians or chemists on specialized or complex issues.

• Perform basic calculations to prepare, perform, and conclude tests and analyses.

• Clean, maintain and calibrate standard equipment and maintain a clean and safe working environment.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Must have a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

• Must be pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's or Ph D. degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related field

• Must have a High School diploma or the equivalent of a High School diploma

• Basic understanding of laboratory practices and safety

• Microsoft Word for technical reporting and Excel for data analysis

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills


• Currently at a Sophomore or Junior standing

• Actively working towards a degree in any of the following: coatings, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or polymer science.

• Ideal candidate will have previous work experience in a lab

• Local candidates

Who we are

At Sherwin-Williams, we're proud of the company we keep - our family of loyal employees. To learn about our company and our culture go to Sherwin.com/careers.

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.

Warrensville Heights, Ohio

Who We Are Looking For 

We are looking for passionate and innovative transitioning military service members, veterans and spouses to join our growing team. We look for candidates who can align with our core values of Integrity, Service, People, Quality, Growth, Innovation and Performance to ensure we stay true to our mission.

Who We Are

With stores, distribution centers and facilities spanning the globe, we are able to deliver the best in paints, coatings and related products to customers around the world. From our headquarters to our 130 distribution centers and more than 4,000 retail locations, we continue to grow in new and exciting ways.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of all protected statuses, including disability and Veteran. 

Should I Apply?

At Sherwin-Williams, we believe there are many paths to success. We provide you with the opportunity to utilize the skills you gained from serving and drive us forward. We will give you the space to share your strengths and show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!

What Happens After I Apply?

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