Our Internship application will open on August 15.


An Assessed Internship is an excellent way to get to know Shell from the inside and immerse yourself in the energy industry. It can also help you decide what career is right for you. You’ll have full day-to-day involvement in actual projects, 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.

Who and When Do We Recruit?

To be considered for an internship you must be legally entitled to work in Canada by way of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or holding a valid work permit authorizing you to commence employment with Shell prior to applying for the role.

To be eligible for the Internship Program, you should be an actively enrolled university student who will complete at least one more semester of education following your internship. 

We hire students who are 12+ months away from graduation for “earlier year” student opportunities and top performers from this group are often offered return opportunities. We also hire students who are within 12 months of graduation for “penultimate” student opportunities, and assess their performance for full-time employment upon graduation in the Shell Graduate Program.

Shell recruits three different types of university students for the Assessed Internships Program:

Co-op Students

Co-op student terms are typically between 4 and 8 months in length, and are offered two times per year, starting in January and May.  Students are required to apply for positions through their co-op office, as well as through Shell’s online portal. Note that students must complete Shell’s application process prior to being considered for an interview.  Please refer to your co-op office calendar and guidelines for specific application instructions.

Internship Students

Internship student terms are typically between 8 and 16 months in length, and are offered two times per year, starting in January and May.  Students find specific internship positions through job postings advertised on campus, and are required to apply through Shell’s online portal to be considered for an interview. 

Summer Students

Summer student roles are offered for four month terms starting each year in May.  Job advertisements are posted at many Canadian universities, and students are required to apply through Shell’s online portal to be considered for an interview.

Timing for Applications:

  • For January-starting student employment opportunities, we accept applications between July and November.
  • For May-starting student employment opportunities, we accept applications between September and February.

What we look for:

You’ll be evaluated on your capacity for analysis, decision-making and creating workable solutions, as well as your drive, enthusiasm, resilience and confidence.

During an Assessed Internship, you’ll have a formal mid-term review with your mentor and supervisor. Following this, there will be a final review where there would be a competency based interview. You’ll also be asked to prepare a final presentation about your project.

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

Application process

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