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Graduate Program - Material Innovation & Development Internship


JobReq ID:  48673
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Internship
Full/Part Time:  Full time



Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of  Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are  working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology,  we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play.

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.

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In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.


Job Purpose


We are looking for a  R&D Material Engineer internship reporting directly to the Head of Tread Compound Development. This is a Local/regional/EMIA role, based in Rome (Italy).


The Candidate will be part of the Tread Compound Development Team, focusing her/his activities on the rubber to rubber and rubber to metal adhesion mechanism and rheology characterization.

He/she will be responsible to carry out the project in all its phases: literature search, design and testing and results interpretation/elaboration.



  • Perform literature search related to the project purpose.
  • Propose and design experimental tests and new methods to characterize compounds adhesion properties
  • Operate with general facilities in the material lab.
  • Resolve technical issues.
  • Interpreting data in proper context in order to present them to the team
  • Performing mathematical calculations and preparation of graphs with suitable software.
  • Work effectively with R&D researchers, staff, technicians, and management of Bridgestone Technical Center Europe, actively taking part to R&D cross-functional teams.
  • Following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks. 



  • Master Degree in Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, or any other related field of study.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Experience in polymer processing and characterization techniques.
  • Knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel and power point).
  • Goal-oriented, motivated, creative and collaborative. Able to work within teams.


Why should you apply?

  • We are passionate about our people and want to offer them the opportunity to develop and grow.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with leading technologies.

You will have the opportunity to experience a dynamic and challenging environment and work on different and innovative projects.


If you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for and would like to make a difference in a Pioneering company dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of real-world mobility solutions, just click on the Apply Now button and add your CV!

All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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