You’re in a great place — you’re just beginning your career, have many
options, and can move in any number of directions. Finding the right job is
important, and it’s really about finding the right fit. When you walk through
our doors on Day One, we want you to know that you made the right decision — for
you and for us.
Profitable growth and financial stability are at the
core of Oxy, and we work hard to be among the top performers in our industry
every year. We are equally focused on your career growth — giving you the
opportunity to grow with Oxy both personally and professionally.
addition to our company’s financial success and your personal development, we
value safety, the environment, personal accountability, strong corporate
citizenship, and a culture that facilitates making the right decisions at the
If this sounds like an environment in which you would
succeed, we encourage you to submit an application for an internship or
Oxy offers summer internships in our oil and gas and chemical divisions
to students with educational backgrounds in Petroleum, Chemical, Mechanical,
Petrochemical, and Electrical Engineering; Geophysics and Geology; Land
Management; and Health, Environment and Safety (HES). We also offer a limited
number of internships for students with backgrounds in other disciplines.
Oxy internships typically last 10 to 12 weeks. Students are given a lot of
responsibility and are expected to assist in developing new projects, contribute
to existing research and operations, and become familiar with various aspects of
the industry. Interns are treated much like newly hired employees, and the
contributions they make can be significant.
Our summer intern program stresses hands-on participation with an emphasis on
completing a summer project. Projects are designed to add value to our
operations while providing an opportunity to observe your skills and
competencies in action. Knowledge gained and work completed are assessed at the
end of the internship period through a presentation and poster session
where interns describe their projects to Oxy employees in a variety of
departments. This is a valuable opportunity to gain experience in making
presentations, and it's a reminder that a broad range of skills is essential to
Internships at Oxy are seen as stepping stones to permanent industry careers.
The experience fuses occupation and education, and creates a learn-as-you-work
atmosphere that can easily be translated to a professional position. Each intern
is paired with a mentor whose role is to provide guidance and encouragement. Our
internships assess your potential long-term career fit within our organization,
and allow you to determine if Oxy is right for you.