Apply for a Company Internship
An internship is an excellent way to apply theoretical knowledge acquired during one’s studies for practical skills needed for your professional future.
Leading-edge companies offer internships to highly-motivated Montanuniversität students to get in touch with high-potentials. For students, internships provide an opportunity to improve their skills and practical experience. At the same time, companies can take advantage of talented students who in turn might get an offer to join the company after graduation.
Since students should look and apply for an internship by themselves, the overview listed below represents those companies that commonly provide open internship positions to Petroleum Engineering students at DPE.
For each completed internship (only Bachelor students) the form "Confirmation of Compulsory Internship" as well as a detailed activity report must be submitted to Bettina Matzer.
More detailed information as well as the forms can be downloaded here.
OMV is producing and marketing oil & gas, innovative energy and high-end petrochemical solutions – in a responsible way. With Group sales of EUR 17 bn and a workforce of around 25000 employees in 2021, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. Due to our international activities in up- and downstream we can offer interesting and diverse job opportunities with excellent scope for career development. Diversity and equal opportunities are central to the OMV culture and key to our corporate success. Discover the exciting world of OMV.
RAG Austria AG is Austria’s largest gas storage company – making it the country’s biggest energy storage provider. With the technically operated storage capacity of around 6,3 billion cubic meter of natural gas RAG is one of the biggest storage operators in Europe. The company develops pioneering energy technologies that act as partners to renewables. Its portfolio of business activities also includes gas production, supply and trading, as well as the use of gas as a transport fuel. Through its own storage capacity and its activities as an operator, RAG makes a major contribution to the security of supply in Austria and Central Europe.
A major part of RAG’s efforts to promote junior employees is to contact or support them already during their studies. RAG offers internships between July and September, lasting from 1-2 months. The internships are located in Vienna, Upper Austria and Salzburg.
An internship will help you to:
• get to know the company
• get an insight into your future work environment
• gain practical experience to facilitate your entry into professional life later on.
- Minimum age: 17 years
- Completed 3rd semester for university students
- For internships in Lower and Upper Austria and Salzburg it is necessary to hold a driving license as well as a vehicle to reach the internship location
- Online application including CV, study track record, enrolment documents
- Internships are available in following fields: Petroleum Engineering, Geoscience, Mechatronic, Industrial Engineering, IT, commercial and technical schools (HAK, HTL)
Wintershall Dea is Europe’s leading independent natural gas and oil company with more than 120 years of experience as an operator and project partner along the entire E&P value chain. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 13 countries worldwide in an efficient and responsible manner. With activities in Europe, Russia, Latin America and the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Wintershall Dea has a global upstream portfolio and, with its participation in natural gas transport, is also active in the midstream business.
Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs around 2,500 people worldwide from over 60 nations.
Wintershall offers exciting internships and interesting opportunities for final-year projects in the Exploration & Production field and encourages talented and enthusiastic people with unconventional ideas. You will be immersed in day-to-day operations from the first day. Put your technical and personal skills into practice, and in return, Wintershall Dea offers you varied and responsible tasks as an intern.
Exxon Mobil Corporation, stylized as ExxonMobil, is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas. It is the largest direct descendant of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil, and was formed on November 30, 1999, by the merger of Exxon (formerly the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey) and Mobil (formerly the Standard Oil Company of New York). ExxonMobil's primary brands are Exxon, Mobil, Esso, and ExxonMobil Chemical, which produces plastic, synthetic rubber, and other chemical products.
With 64000 employees, ExxonMobil is one of the largest of the world's Big Oil companies. With 37 oil refineries in 21 countries constituting a combined daily refining capacity of 6.3 million barrels (1,000,000 m3), ExxonMobil is the seventh largest refiner in the world, a title that was also associated with Standard Oil since its incorporation in 1870.
In the past five years, ExxonMobil recruited over 6,000 students into their internships, co-ops and apprenticeships around the globe. Opportunities that are provided are as diverse as the students they work with. At ExxonMobil, you’ll have opportunities to explore your interests, grow your personal and professional network and develop fundamental, career-building skills
Every year Exxon Mobil offers summer internships for our students. You will be able to insert your theoretical knowledge into practice in the field as well as in the office.
Voestalpine is a globally leading technology and capital goods group with a unique combination of material and processing expertise. Voestalpine has around 500 Group companies and locations in more than 50 countries on all five continents. With its top-quality products and system solutions using steel and other metals, Voestalpine is a leading partner to the automotive and consumer goods industries in Europe and the aerospace, oil, and gas industries worldwide.
The connection between national and international universities and Voestalpine has a long tradition. Combining academic and practical knowledge provides the impetus to new ideas and concepts so that we can be ahead by that one vital step. In Voestalpine you have the option to put the theoretical knowledge you have acquired into practice and to deepen it in exciting activities.
Innovative technologies. Sustainable solutions. Halliburton leads the energy evolution.
Halliburton Company is an American multinational corporation responsible for most of the world's hydraulic fracturing operations. In 2009, it was the world's second largest oil field service company. It has operations in more than 70 countries. It owns hundreds of subsidiaries, affiliates, branches, brands, and divisions worldwide and employs approximately 55,000 people. The company has dual headquarters located in Houston and in Dubai, and remains incorporated in the United States.
At Halliburton, people are the most valuable asset. Whether you are considering a field-based role, research and development, geoscience, engineering or business support role, an internship with Halliburton will provide great insight to see if this is the right career for you.
You'll receive hands-on, real-world work experience that will help prepare you for the next step in your career. You'll become an integral part of the team and be expected to deliver results that will make an impact. At Halliburton, you'll make meaningful connections with industry leaders, learn a lot about the industry and develop the cutting-edge skills you need to become a leader of tomorrow.
Schlumberger is the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. Working in more than 120 countries and employing approximately 86,000 people who represent over 140 nationalities, Schlumberger supplies the industry's most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production, and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions that optimize hydrocarbon recovery to deliver reservoir performance. Schlumberger Limited has principal offices in Paris, Houston, London and The Hague, and reported revenues of $23,6 billion in 2020.
An internship is a great opportunity to understand how Schlumberger work and whether their culture is right for you. It’s also your chance to show them that you have the right skills and attitude to succeed in the filed. Internships at Schlumberger are paid positions, and last between a few months to a whole year—offering opportunities to use what you’ve learned at university on real projects.
TotalEnergies SE is a French multinational integrated oil and gas company founded in 1924 and one of the seven "supermajor" oil companies. Its businesses cover the entire oil and gas chain, from crude oil and natural gas exploration and production to power generation, transportation, refining, petroleum product marketing, and international crude oil and product trading. TotalEnergies is also a large-scale chemicals manufacturer.
Find out about all our open positions worldwide and join 98 000 employees who share the commitment to make energy better every day.
The Plansee Group is an Austrian company based in Reutte that specialises in the powder metallurgical production of materials (molybdenum and tungsten) and in processing them into tools and moulded parts. With 14000 employees and the revenue of €2,4 billion, The Plansee Group is considered a global market leader.
Get an insight into the Plansee working world and see the everyday working life up close. This is how you gain your first practical work experience and perhaps discover your future dream job right away. Plansee Group offers internships (compulsory / voluntary) in various areas, just check out their website to see the available offers.
RED Drilling & Service
RED Drilling & Service
The core business of RED Drilling & Services GmbH is the execution of deep drillings on hot water (geothermal), crude oil, natural gas and salt. Engineering services in the underground and surface area as well as dismantling round off their business areas. RED strives for a permanently high level of technical and economic performance and wants to secure their competitiveness in the long term through further development.
Gain experience in drilling operations and be there live on one of the rigs or take a look behind the scenes and look over the shoulder of RED well engineering team!
RED offers students Summer Internships in:
- Well Engineering
At what stage (year/semester) of my degree do I have to complete the internship?
The internship can be completed at any stage of your studies before graduation.
How many hours in total do I have to work to complete my internship?
Bachelor's program: 80 working days (not necessarily uninterrupted).
Master's program: an internship is no longer a part of the curriculum.
What happens if I cannot get an internship at a company?
Get in touch with a professor from the chair you intend to continue your studies and address this issue to find a solution.
What happens if my internship is not applicable to my study program? Can I still fulfill the required hours from the curriculum?
Get in touch with the responsible person for the BSc internships and explain the problem you are facing.
More questions? Ask Office Manager Elisabeth Koch!