Internship Opportunities May 2019 - Canada
We are a global group of energy and petrochemical companies located in more than 70 countries and territories. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. Our headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands, and our Chief Executive Officer is Ben van Beurden. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales.
Our strategy to generate profitable growth remains to drive forward with our investment program, to deliver sustainable growth and provide competitive returns to shareholders, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way.
Our goal is to find solutions that truly make a difference and change how we produce energy. We want to power lives by providing the world with more energy, but with less CO2 emissions.
In Canada, we do everything from exploring for oil and gas, to refining and manufacturing, to discovering new ways to reduce emissions, to delivering fuels to our customers from coast to coast.
We have many successful businesses and projects across Canada, including:
a strong and rapidly growing Upstream business built around the Montney and the Duvernay shale plays, on a foundation of Foothills sour gas;
a successful Downstream business anchored in our Sarnia refinery (Ontario) and our Scotford refinery and upgrader (Alberta) as well as our two world-class petrochemicals plants near Edmonton;
a network of 1,300 retail sites across Canada – a vital point of connection for our customers to us – which makes us one of the pre-eminent fuel retailers in the country;
strong Aviation, Sulphur and Lubricants businesses;
an innovative Supply and Trading business;
a prospective LNG export project in Kitimat, B.C.
Canada is especially well-suited to offer lower carbon energy solutions thanks to our highly experienced workforce, our abundance of natural resources and supportive government policies. In Canada, Shell is actively exploring opportunities to invest in new fuels for transport, renewable power and customer solutions enabled by digital technology to lead the global movement towards cleaner energy.

Shell Internship Program

An Assessed Internship is one way to get to know Shell from the inside and immerse yourself in the energy industry.

It is not an informal placement, it gives you full, day-to-day involvement in actual projects that are selected to match your interests and abilities. You’ll join a project team and work alongside Shell employees who are all professionals in their fields. Their perspectives will contribute to your understanding of our business, its demands and rewards.

A supervisor and mentor will support you directly and you’ll undertake regular assessments throughout your internship to ensure you get the most from the experience.

Your success in the Assessed Internship could result in you being offered a full-time role.

Program Objectives

Our internships are carefully framed to allow you to benefit from regular performance evaluation and feedback throughout your time with us. We believe that looking at past and present behavior is a useful tool in understanding and predicting an individual’s future performance. Taking part in a Shell Internship is a way for you to discover what Shell has to offer as an employer, and for us to see if you have what it takes to become a part of Shell. You will benefit from regular performance reviews that will enable you to enhance your strengths, while continuously building upon your development areas. Shell’s Internships are designed to help you:
Put into practice theories and concepts learned in the classroom
Discover the strengths and development areas of your work-related skills, through constructive feedback, evaluation and supervision
Improve general business competencies, including communication, team-building, organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
Gain exposure to the energy industry and related issues
Build valuable networks for future career options
Discover potential job areas, fields of specialization or areas of future study
Your success in the Assessed Internship could result in you being offered a full-time role.

What we look for:
You should be an actively enrolled student who will complete at least one more semester of education following your internship.

You must be legally entitled to work in Canada by way of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or a valid work permit which would allow you to work for Shell.

As part of our process to identify remarkable individuals, we use a competency-based assessment methodology which focuses on Capacity, Achievement and Relationships (CAR).


We’re looking for people with the intellectual, analytical, and creative ability to learn quickly, identify issues, and propose innovative solutions.


We want driven high-achievers full of curiosity, self-confidence and organizational skills.


We’re searching for strong communicators who work well within a team, respect others and encourage and support colleagues.

Be Part of a Better Future. Be Part of Shell.
Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.