Your learning journey
We’ve designed the Shell Assessed Internship to give talented students and graduates like you a real role in our business. We will provide you with the support that you need to succeed whilst completing your internship. The internship will focus on completing a major project with clear deliverables and outcomes.
Real Projects to work on
- Businesses identify projects that have real business need where you will need to make an impact
- Projects vary yearly
Supporting you along the way
- A mentor and a supervisor will be assigned to you to provide you with regular and structured feedback
- The on-boarding process will allow you to familiarize yourself with the company businesses
- An on-boarding event together with all other interns
Why we call it an Assessed Internship
- During an Assessed Internship, you will have a formal mid-term review and End of Internship Review with your mentor and supervisor.
- Following the successful completion of the assessments, you could be offered an employment opportunity in a full-time role.
Why join Shell?
Click on any of the links below to learn more about what makes Shell a great company to work for:
What we look for
- 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.
- 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 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 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 September and November. For May-starting student employment opportunities, we accept applications between September and February.
- Degree - explore our Degree Matcher to discover which career paths you can follow in the Assessed Internship with your qualifications. When you apply, you can use the results from the Degree Matcher to indicate the career area within Shell you are most interested in. For all our technical roles, you’ll need to have, or be studying towards, a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification. For our commercial and corporate roles, you’ll need to have, or be studying towards, a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- Year of study - to apply for the Shell Assessed Internship, you must be in your penultimate year of study at a recognized university. However, this may vary depending on your location and university.
- Academic records - there are no specific academic requirements for grades, however we do expect candidates to have a strong academic record.
Throughout the application and assessment process, you’ll be assessed using the following three criteria, which we call the CAR criteria:
To see how well you absorb information, analyze problems, make fact-based decisions, and propose innovative solutions.
To assess how you get things done, for example your drive, resilience, self-confidence, and organizational skills.
To look at how well you work in teams, communicate and respect others.