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Automation Engineer Intern (Oil & Gas)


Oxy is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit for more information.

 Oxy’s Summer Intern Program runs from May to August for a full 12 weeks. As an Oxy intern, you will have the opportunity to experience real-life projects with hands-on participation in Oxy’s core businesses. Your summer project will be designed to add value to our operations while providing an opportunity to observe your skills and competencies in action. Oxy interns are paired with a manager and mentor in order to provide technical guidance throughout the project timeline. In addition to attending training and development courses, lunch and learns, field trips, and social activities, interns will be given the chance to meet with Oxy executives and leadership throughout the internship. Click here for more information about the intern program.



·     This internship will offer access to interact and network with multiple segments of the ORCM organization, including the Automation Surveillance, Automation Engineering, Central Automation, Facilities Engineering, and Operations teams.

·     The successful candidate will gain insight and exposure to the elements of Automation Engineering and field data acquisition, Process Historian application development and support, data analytics, process optimization, in addition to learning how those applications are utilized to create value to the end user within the Oil and Gas industry.

·     The intern will collaborate with other Automation Engineers, Facilities Engineers, Process Engineers on the development of engineering deliverables such as Cause and Effect diagrams, I/O Lists, Build of Materials, Control Narratives associated to new Facilities and Wells or upgrades to existing ones.

·     The intern will work closely with the Automation Construction and Commissioning Team to plan the execution of builds, installations and assist with field start-ups.

·     Over the course of the internship, the intern will execute a project from inception to completion, if focused on the System side the project would be to develop an OSI-PI based solution to an existing problem or optimization need. If focused on the Engineering side, the project would be to develop a solution to a business problem through Optimization, engineering concepts and best practices.

·     At the end of the internship, the candidate will present the solution to all segments of the Oxy organization, including executives and senior management.



·     The applicant's graduation date must not precede the completion date of the internship program

·     The applicant must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing an undergraduate degree in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or Mathematics.

·     Any experience with the following would be desired but not mandatory: OSI-PI, Iconics, PLCs, OPC, SQL, Project Management, data analytics.

·     Solid written and verbal communication skills, and ability to work well in a team environment are a must.

·     High academic standing – GPA 3.0 or higher

·     Must have a graduation date of December 2024 – May 2026



·     Midland (TX) 


Oxy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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