"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. Crude & Feedstock Scheduler /
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

Valero strives to align its internship program with future full-time needs, creating a stronger pipeline for our exceptional workforce.

  • Great benefits, competitive pay and relocation
  • Exposure to leadership
  • Training and development
  • Understanding the Valero culture
  • Valero Intern Symposium
  • Mentor program
  • Social and community involvement
  • Full time job opportunities
  • Meaningful high-impact projects that contribute to Valero’s business

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 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
  • Oklahoma State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • St. Mary’s University
  • Texas A&M University – College Station
  • Texas Tech University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Trinity University
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas – San Antonio
  • University of Wisconsin

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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“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. Associate Business Analyst - Wholesale Pricing / Former Valero Intern

“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 Analyst - Refinery Operations / 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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