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About BP National Internship Program

As a first step, nothing prepares you better for a career with us than an internship. Our internship program provides hands-on, career-specific experience working full-time, usually during summer breaks. You’ll work on real projects that deliver tangible benefits and measurable results. At the same time, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about and help to solve some of the most important issues we face. You will experience genuine teamwork, and work alongside highly qualified and experienced colleagues, while you work on live projects and operations, using the latest equipment and technology. Every year, BP hires around 250 interns who are studying a range of disciplines into our summer internship program. Many may go on to join us full-time when they graduate. Opportunities exist in all major areas of BP to explore your career aspirations and develop the technical and professional skills you will need for a successful career, while earning a competitive salary and learning about the world of business. Summer internships last 10-12 weeks, and usually take place in the summer before your final academic year.

At the beginning of your internship, we discuss with you the skills we hope you will develop and encourage you to keep a record of your progress. All interns are supported by a line manager who sets your objectives with you and ensures you have the training and equipment to succeed. A detailed and focused appraisal process is essential to ensure that you get the most from your experience. Your line manager will monitor your progress and discuss it with you throughout the internship, and specifically during a mid-internship appraisal. This helps you to see where you are succeeding and what else is needed before the end of the internship. Additionally, you will also be assigned a mentor who helps network you across BP, discusses your progress and can address any questions you have. Depending on your performance, you could be offered a full-time job following the end of your internship. The internship program also provides many opportunities for networking, social events and professional development.

  • Must have cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be available for a continuous 10-12 week period for duration of internship
  • Seeking a Bachelors, Masters or PhD
  • BP sponsors visas for PhD level positions only
BP National Internship Program

US University Relations
BP America
501 Westlake Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77079


Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: 6 to 12 months
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


Anchorage, AK
Chicago, IL
Houston, TX