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Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 14 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Job Summary:

Current internship positions available in our Lower 48 organization. Dependent upon your assignment, Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) either as a Wells or Production Operations HSE Intern, you will be responsible as described.

HSE Internships

The primary function of a HSE Summer Intern is to provide HSE support for an operational production location or wells location. Field based activities may include conducting audits, participating in incident investigations, performing industrial hygiene or environmental monitoring, preparing HSE meeting material, participating in emergency response activities, and other duties as assigned. Our Interns lead by example and contribute directly to positive HSE performance and culture through visible action, high standards and commitment to safe work practices. Ability to travel from Houston to the field will be required for the wells operation role.

Assignments will be at one of our sites located in Kenedy, or Midland, TX, Dickinson, ND or Anchorage, AK. You may be eligible for the voluntary hybrid office work (HOW) program that is designed to provide employees with flexibility while maintaining the advantages of in-person engagement. Typical length of our internships varies from 10 to 14 weeks based on the project and your availability.

Job Description:

Health, Safety and Environment

ConocoPhillips is committed to a standard of excellence which ensures that all projects, products and processes are handled to protect safety and health, as well as minimize impact on the environment. Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) objectives are updated each year as a measure of our employees’ performance. We consistently strive for a goal of zero occupational injuries, illnesses and incidents in our workplace and communities.

The HSE team also ensures that all work is conducted in an environmentally and socially responsible manner through sustainable development activities. ConocoPhillips believes in operating our business in a way that promotes economic growth, a healthy environment and vibrant communities, now and into the future.

Health, Safety and Environment employees contribute to the success of the business by ensuring that all projects, products and processes are managed through their life cycles to protect safety and health and minimize the impact on the environment. We work and live by our motto: No job is so urgent or important that we cannot take the time to perform it safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Implement action plans to drive a positive HSE culture and improve the quality and effectiveness of core HSE programs, HSE Management Systems and programs

  • Provide field HSE support for designated events and projects as directed by your HSE supervisor

  • Demonstrate a commitment to establishing and meeting HSE performance targets and generate ideas for continuous HSE performance improvement

  • Understand and manage the hazards and risks associated with your role and other risks that can impact our organizational objectives

  • Evaluation of hazards, exposures, and general impacts associated with operation of process equipment, facilities, and projects including large-scale construction within an existing facility

  • Completion of technical documentation and training and support for operations/field personnel in regulatory/policy compliance

  • Development and implementation of plans, programs, and procedures guiding regulatory compliance, proper and safe operations, and prevention of undesired consequences

  • Preparation and submission of internal and external reports and related documentation, including formal presentations to small and large groups

  • Identification and qualification of outside resources and services

  • Lead or participate in incident investigations, field audits and other incident causation and prevention activities

  • Participate in emergency planning and response activities


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer and/or education institution

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher in Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or related technical field or foreign equivalent

  • Current level in college: Sophomore through Graduate Student

  • Expected graduation date: Fall 2024 through Spring/Fall 2026

  • A minimum of ten (10) continuous weeks’ availability for internship

  • Ability to travel domestically with~20% of the time out of the assigned area


  • Willing to work in either of these locations: Houston, TX, Kenedy, TX, Midland, TX or Anchorage, AK

  • A minimum cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Proficient in Microsoft office products

  • Ability to generate effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

  • Develops strong relationships based on trust and seeks opportunities to collaborate across the matrix/organizational boundaries to achieve business goals

ConocoPhillips will conduct interviews at many universities in the U.S. during the Fall of 2023 . Please check with your university career services to find out if and when we will be visiting your campus. If ConocoPhillips is interviewing on your campus, you must register with your career service office and complete your online application prior to the university deadlines to be considered for these interviews. If we are not making a visit to your campus and you are selected for an interview, our recruiters will contact you directly to schedule the interview.

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions, attaching your resume with transcripts, and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of October 31, 2023 .

Job Posting End Date:

October 31, 2023


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.


In the US, ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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“One of the things I liked most about the Army was the camaraderie and ‘unit first’ aspect of Solider life. When I left the military, I had the opportunity to be a consultant and work with a variety of clients in the oil and gas industry. What drew me to ConocoPhillips was the culture of how they treated people. Even as a consult I knew the support I was providing was valued and I felt like part of the team. As an employee, I have traveled to most of our global office locations and experienced the same positive teamwork culture everywhere I have visited. Now as a leader in the company, I am empowered to reinforce our People and Teamwork pillars of our SPIRIT values.”

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