Minority Engineering Summit

Valero's Minority Engineering Summit, which includes a $1,500 education scholarship, is intended for minority college freshmen who are majoring in engineering. Participants are invited to a four-day experience at Valero Headquarters in San Antonio, where they are immersed into the refining business and our Valero culture; participate in career-building and life-skills training; tour a Valero refinery; take part in volunteer and social events; and network with Valero leadership.

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"My experience as a Valero intern surpassed my expectations. I worked on both challenging and interesting projects, and was given all the resources I needed to deliver results."

Walker S. Business Analyst - Crude & Feedstock /
Former Valero Intern

“My internship provided me with professional knowledge, confidence and experience to carry with me in all future endeavors. Valero truly has provided me with the tools I need to achieve both my professional and personal goals."

Melissa R. Scheduler - Products / Former Valero Intern
Top Talent

The Valero Intern Program aims to identify and develop top talent for future full-time, entry-level positions in our company. Not only does the program allow Valero to evaluate students’ skills, it also serves as an avenue for students to experience relevant job experiences and find their perfect fit within the Valero culture.

  • Real world, challenging experiences in field of study
  • Professional and personal development through coaching, mentoring and training
  • Exposure to business operations, company leadership and industry experts
  • Students integrate into Valero’s culture of safety, teamwork, accountability, doing the right thing, excellence, and caring for our communities 

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Benefits of Being a Valero Intern

For 24 years, the Valero Intern Program has grown into our primary recruiting vehicle for our diverse and dynamic workforce. Internships target high-performing college students in engineering, acccounting, commercial supply, marketing, information systems, cybersecurity, communications, human resources and more.

  • Competitive pay and relocation assistance
  • Comprehensive health/welfare benefits
  • Training and development
  • Exposure to leadership & industry mentors
  • Valero Intern Symposium
  • Social and community involvement
  • Meaningful, high-impact projects that contribute to Valero’s business
  • Pipeline to full-time job opportunities

Valero Intern Symposium

The annual four-day Intern Symposium hosted at Valero Headquarters in San Antonio features presentations by company leaders and subject matter experts. 

The goals of our Symposium are to provide students: 

  • Development of essential professional skills
  • Insight into various business departments and the overall industry
  • Exposure to company leaders and networking opportunities
  • Participation in a volunteer event 
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Upcoming University
Recruiting Events

Recruiting Partnerships at Major Universities

  • Baylor University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Iowa State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Purdue University
  • South Dakota State University
  • St. Mary’s University
  • Texas A&M University – College Station
  • Texas Tech University
  • Trinity University
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas – San Antonio

Program Requirements

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    Engineering

    Requirements

    • Overall GPA of 3.2 (or higher) on a 4.0 scale preferred. 
    • Obtained at least 60 credit hours by the start of summer internship or spring co-op 
    • Ability to work 40 hours per week 

    Majors 

    • Chemical engineering 
    • Mechanical engineering 
    • Electrical engineering 
    • Safety engineering

     

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    Project Construction

    Requirements

    • Overall GPA of 3.2 (or higher) on a 4.0 scale preferred. 
    • Obtained at least 60 credit hours by the start of summer internship or spring co-op 
    • Ability to work 40 hours per week 

    Majors 

    • Construction science
    • Construction management
    • Construction engineering
    • Construction technology
       
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    Information Services

    Requirements

    • Overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale preferred. 
    • Obtained at least 60 credit hours by the start of summer internship.
    • Ability to work 40 hours per week during the summer.

    Majors 

    • Computer science
    • Management information services
    • Related majors
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    Accounting / Audit

    Requirements

    • Overall GPA of 3.0  (or higher) on a 4.0 scale preferred. 
    • Obtained at least 60 credit hours by the start of internship.
    • One year commitment required
    • Ability to work 20-25 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and university breaks, as needed.
    • Ability to work 40 hours per week during the summer.
    • Live within commuting distance to San Antonio, TX

    Majors 

    • Accounting
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    Commercial Supply & Trading

    Requirements

    • Overall GPA of 3.0 (or higher) on a 4.0 scale preferred. 
    • Obtained at least 60 credit hours by the start of summer internship.
    • Ability to work 40 hours per week during the summer.

    Majors 

    • Finance
    • Energy management
    • Supply chain management
    • Industrial engineering
    • Industrial distribution 
    • Related majors

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“I chose an internship with Valero to work for a great company that is a leader in the energy industry. I wanted to join a company that focused on teamwork.” 

Jesse S. Business Systems Design Specialist - Refinery / Former Valero Intern
Valero Interns

Join Team Valero

 

Are you ready for a real-world, best-in-class experience?

Begin an Exceptional Future as a Valero Intern.

 

Let Us Hear From You!

Valero's recruiters stand ready to help and answer questions.

Call 210-345-3363 or send an e-mail to: university.recruiting@valero.com 

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