How do I apply for an
internship with Occidental?
Occidental recruits top talent at a variety of colleges and universities each year
during the months of September and October. Please check with your campus career
services to see if Occidental will be scheduled on your campus. Occidental also posts
available internship and new grad opportunities online for those students who
attend a college or university we do not have an opportunity to visit.
What can I expect to do at
Occidental during a summer internship?
Occidental interns often share the same job responsibilities as full-time employees.
We are looking for Petroleum, Chemical, Mechanical, Petrochemical, and
Electrical Engineering; Geophysics and Geology; Land Management; and Health,
Environment and Safety (HES) students who want "hands-on" experience. Interns
are given real work with real challenges. As an intern, you'll be part of a team
assembled to deliver on-time results while working with other Occidental employees.
Can I still be an intern if I
don't have the specific degrees mentioned?
Yes. Please check our list of available intern positions for an opportunity
in your field of study.
Will I work in different
groups, or focus on one specific area?
We want you to become very involved with your project, so we assign you to a
specific group for the entire summer. It's the best way to give you an
opportunity to make a real contribution. However, there will be plenty of
opportunities to work closely with other groups and departments when providing
support from your job function.
How long do internships
A minimum of 8 to 10 weeks – enough time to dive into a project and make a
real contribution. Generally, internships are available during the summer.
Internships at Occidental sound
exciting and a little daunting. How can I be successful?
At Occidental, we will give you every opportunity to succeed by pairing you with a
mentor - a colleague in your group who can show you the ropes and answer your
questions. As you gain confidence and develop your skills, you'll be given more
responsibility. Your mentor is responsible for challenging you and preventing
you from becoming overwhelmed.
What kinds of opportunities
do you offer?
Occidental will offer you an internship based on your academic discipline and
status. Please explore the opportunities by viewing our available internship
Will Occidental take care of getting
me to the job site and pay for my housing?
Interns are eligible for relocation assistance depending on the distance from
your school to your new Oxy work location. In addition, either a lump-sum
stipend or fully furnished housing option is given to all interns who qualify
for relocation assistance.
Will I get
Yes! Our salaries are competitive within the industry for internship