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What is the Operations Technical Internship Program about?

The internship program will begin with an intensive orientation and training session at Shell’s Robert Training Center in Robert, Louisiana.  During this orientation and training session, you will receive training in the following areas:

  • Computer Systems Usage 
  • Health Safety and Environmental 
  • Process Skills Certifications 
  • Team Building 
  • Production Operations

Following the completion of the orientation and training session, you will be assigned to your internship work location. During the FIRST hitch of your internship, you will be EXPOSED TO the following:

  • Offshore safety orientation
  • Operations overview
  • Produced water sampling
  • Observing and recording vessel pressures and levels
  • Putting a well in test
  • Running Norman samples
  • Performing a BBSP Observation 
  • Participating in an emergency drill
  • Work with skilled workers to perform preventative maintenance

During the SECOND hitch of your internship, you will PARTICIPATE IN some of the following under supervision:

  • Safety presentations
  • Observe an Emergency Drill from the ICS Center
  • Launch a pig
    Check a chemical injection pump rate
  • Transfer chemicals
  • Fill out a Notification in SAP
  • Facilitate a team meeting
  • Work with skilled craft workers to perform preventative maintenance
  • Facilitate a morning community meeting
  • Make safety presentations
  • Observe an Emergency Drill from the ICS Center
  • Check a chemical injection pump rate
  • Transfer chemicals
  • Fill out a Notification in SAP
  • Facilitate a team meeting
  • Work with skilled craft workers to perform preventative maintenance

At any time during your internship, you may perform/participate in the following as scheduling permits:

  • Wash out/clean a skidpan
  • Ride in a Personnel Basket or Work Basket
  • Participate in Lock-out/Tag-out procedure
  • Participate in a Monthly Capsule Inspection
  • Participate in a Monthly Crane Inspection

Can I participate?

To be eligible, candidates must have completed at least the first year of an Associate degree or two years of a BA/BS degree in one of the academic degree programs listed below, and should not have graduated more than two years prior to beginning the Internship. Additionally, candidates must have a current GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • Electrical/Electronics Technology (Electrical, Electronics, Mechatronics, etc.);
  • Instrumentation Technology 
  • Mechanical (Compressor Technology, Diesel Maintenance, Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology) 
  • Petroleum Technology 
  • Process/Production Technology (Oil & Gas Technology, Process Technology, Production Technology, Integrated Production Technology, etc.) 

Selection Process

You will receive email confirmation of your application once it is submitted.  Please note, written communications are sent to the email address provided with your application.

Once your application is received, your qualifications will be assessed, and you will receive an application status email.  If you are eligible for further consideration, the next step in the selection process is the Testing Phase. You will receive detailed instructions regarding the testing process, test locations and the test schedule.  Candidates who have already met Shell’s minimum score requirement will not be required to re-take the test.

At the completion of the Testing Phase, candidates who meet the minimum test score requirement will be assessed and those who most closely meet Shell’s hiring criteria will be forwarded to the Operations Hiring Team for review.

The Operations Hiring Team will select and contact candidates most closely meeting the hiring criteria for an interview.  Shell conducts telephone interviews.  Upon completion of the interviews, those candidates most closely meeting the hiring criteria will receive a “Conditional Internship Offer.”  Those candidates who are not selected will be notified.

Candidates selected to receive a "Conditional Internship Offer" will receive an offer package and detailed instructions on the steps required to be completed.  You should focus your efforts on completing all requirements as quickly as possible.  Candidates who do not successfully complete all of the required background, medical and reference checks prior to the start of the internship may not be permitted to begin the internship.

We wish you much success and thank you for your interest in Shell.