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Professional Associations

The American Coatings Association ( is the national association that serves the paints and coatings industry and the professionals in the field. There are many regional associations that serve their own local regions. The associations serving the western region are

Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology (LASCT):
Golden Gate Society for Coatings Technology (GGSCT):
Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology (PNWSCT):
Arizona Society for Coatings Technology (ASCT)

These professional associations offer discounted or free membership to students and are great resources for information about the industry and opportunities for internships and employment.


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Internship/Job Opportunities

Follow this link for a list of 2019 polymers and coatings summer internship opportunities. Additional listing of current internship and job opportunities can be found on PolyLearn. Details of these opportunities are found on Handshake

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