How to Get an Internship with ExxonMobil

Who wants to work for ExxonMobil? The multinational oil and gas organisation based in the U.S. is currently the world’s 5th largest company by revenue, and it is the largest supermajor - otherwise known as “big oil” company in the world. If you are studying engineering or business, completing an internship with ExxonMobil will be very beneficial in terms of your career prospects and success. Setting a high standard for yourself will definitely raise your game and help you advance your career.

If you are interested, this article offers useful insights into ExxonMobil student recruitment programme and relevant information in regards to what it means to work for the company. To begin with, a former employee who commented on Glassdoor reviews stated that the organisation offers high safety standards, excellent training and great pay. An intern at ExxonMobil US could even be earning $37.69 per hour!

Depending on the location and position, the duration of ExxonMobil internships vary. For example, in Belgium internships take 4 to 6 weeks during the summer months July-August- September while in the Netherlands they vary from 3 to 6 months and are available throughout the year.  

While on placement with ExxonMobil you will be expected to deliver and complete a given task and report to your allocated coordinator. Also, you will have the chance to get a ‘taste’ of typical starting positions within the company.

In this regard, if there are enough available positions you could be a:

  • Process engineer intern
  • Engineering intern
  • Research engineer intern
  • Project engineer intern
  • Human resources intern
  • Mechanical engineering intern

Also, if you are currently studying or would like to specialise in at least one of these subjects; Process Simulation, Safety Studies, Software Monitoring and Economic Studies, then this internship is for you.
What does it take to become an ExxonMobil intern?

Currently, ExxonMobil is looking to recruit engineering students who have completed their 3rd or 4th year and show evidence of the following:

  • Initiative and eagerness to work
  • Strong analytical capability
  • Effective communication skills
  • Drive and commitment to high standards

Apart from possessing the necessary attributes, in order to be successful you need to pass a phone interview and then a face-to-face interview that is carried out in 2 phases. These include answering some behavioural and technical questions that relate to the subject you are studying.

The good news is that 61% of applicants who got the interview applied through campus recruiting while 21% via online which means the company is quite keen in recruiting students and graduates. As far as the job interview is concerned, although the interview difficulty is rated as average (3 out 5) on Glassdoor, the overall experience was positive (72%).

If you would like to work for ExxonMobil you can apply for an internship using the company’s on-line application system that allows you to search for a job selecting the job title you’re interested in e.g. ‘Engineer – Internship’ and then post your CV and profile online.

Finally, check the video above to get more information in regards to what it feels like to be working for ExxonMobil!