Shell works closely with key Technical Schools to recruit talent for temporary internship opportunities for our plants and field operations.  As an intern, you can learn and demonstrate key skills on-the-job, where you can be part of a high-performance team that works to keep a huge chemical plant, refinery or offshore platform running at peak efficiency

We are in search of safety-conscious, detail-oriented team players who are looking to gain work experience and apply their skills with an industry leader.

Our lines of business

Downstream Manufacturing

Much of the work in refineries has to do with moving crude oil and finished products through miles of pipes.  This is a 24/7 process - the refinery never sleeps.  Gauges must be constantly monitored and checked and the connections maintained in order to keep our energy flowing.  But what is most exciting is this is where we transform crude oil into the raw ingredients which are used in so many of the products we use every single day.  From the fuel in our cars, to the packaging for our food and cosmetic products we use, oil impacts our everyday life.

Onshore Production

Onshore oil and gas fields, with recent technological advancements, are now delivering a significant amount of America’s energy resources.  This really is the new energy frontier and Shell is a leader in exploration and development of these key resources.  If you’re looking for a challenging career in exciting locations, a career in onshore operations could be for you. 

Offshore Exploration

A lot of the oil produced today comes from offshore platforms operating in waters throughout the world.  Once oil has been discovered deep beneath the ocean floor, a production platform is then required to bring the oil and gas to the surface and to begin the production process.  These platforms can be hundreds of miles from the shore and, since the production never stops, the crews on the platforms work on shifts around the clock to keep efficient production with a continuous focus on safety and environment.  The typical offshore worker works a 14 day on/14 day off rotating 12 hour shift.  While offshore, workers receive free food and lodging, and they have access to recreation and fitness facilities and other entertainment.


Shell Pipeline Company LP has helped meet America’s energy needs for over 95 years through the acquisition of Yarhola Pipe Line Company, later renamed the Ozark Pipe Line Company.  We currently own and operate 7 tank farms across the US and transport more than 1.5 billion barrels of crude oil and refined products annually through 3800 pipeline miles across the Gulf of Mexico and 5 states, in addition to various non operated interests connecting us with another 8000 pipeline miles.  We carry more than 40 different kinds of crude oil and 20 different grades of gasoline as well as diesel fuel, jet fuel, chemicals and ethylene – products that are fundamental to our modern lifestyle.

What we look for in an ideal candidate

  • Safety-conscious, detail-oriented team player
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Has or can obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card.  Note, information regarding TWIC qualification standards may be found at
  • Must be enrolled within 12 months of graduating or have graduated no more than 24 months prior to application, with a cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in the following areas of study:
    • Associate Degree from an accredited program in
      • Process/Production Technology (Oil & Gas Technology, Process Technology, Production Technology, Integrated Production Technology, etc.)
      • Petroleum Technology
      • Instrumentation Technology
      • Electrical/Electronic Technology (Electrical, Electronics, Mechatronics, etc.)
      • Mechanical (Compressor Technology, Diesel Maintenance, Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology)

Selection Process


For some vacancies, we conduct pre-employment assessments to identify job-specific behaviors required for our positions. Candidates who are selected for these assessments will be notified via e-mail and sent an Online Assessment (OLA) link. Some candidates may then be invited to a proctored, skill-based assessment after having passed the OLA. Candidates who are selected for the skill-based assessment will be notified via email and sent an invitation to self-schedule an appointment.

Please note that if you have successfully completed our test battery in the past 5 years, you are not required to re-test; we will have your successful scores on file. If you have been unsuccessful, you will not be permitted to take the assessment within 4 months of your last assessment date.

Final assessment

Those candidates most closely meeting the hiring requirements will be contacted to schedule an interview. If you are selected, you will be sent an e-mail requesting you to register yourself for the interview time that works best for you. Those who are not selected will also be sent an e-mail notification. The interview is behavioral based and may also include a technical component

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.


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.


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