Environmental and Sustainability Intern

Oxy Houston, TX

Oxy is an international energy company with assets in the United States, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. 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 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. Visit oxy.com for more information.

Oxy strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment and positively impacting our communities where we do business.

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.


The selected intern will be exposed to aspects of environmental, social, and governance (ESG)/Sustainability Reporting frameworks and protocols, metrics and key performance indicators. The intern will be exposed to managing data and information (qualitative and quantitative) and development Sustainability website updates. The intern will also interact with one or more of other functions (e.g., investor relations, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Legal, Carbon Accounting, Business Units, etc.).


  • Begin investing to your 401(K) and Retirement on your first day with combined 14% company matching
  • Relocation Assistance and/or fully-furnished Corporate Housing provided, if applicable
  • 9/80 Work Schedule. Enjoy a 3-day weekend every other week!

Required Qualifications

  • Must apply to Oxy’s job application at www.oxy.com/careers to be considered
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Environmental Science, Sustainability, Chemistry or other natural sciences
  • Must have a graduation date of December 2022 – May 2024
  • Must maintain minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Desire to pursue a career in the Energy Industry
  • Must posses skill set in Microsoft Office, including Excel spreadsheets and data management; should have good quantitative/math skills.

Subject to applicable law, Occidental requires all U.S. based new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation

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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