Our summer internship

Shaping the future of energy – and your future too

Applications for our 2022 summer internship positions are now open.

The need to meet an increasing demand for energy in a more sustainable way is one of the biggest challenges facing humankind today. Every business area, team and project in Equinor plays a role in delivering this mission, and our summer internship is no different.

Applications for our 2022 Information Technology and Digitalisation positions are now open.

Whether you’re working in software development or cyber security, data analytics or robotics, a place on our summer internship is the perfect platform for a career in IT.

From radical innovation projects to hands-on experience with the latest technology, our IT internship is full of opportunities to learn whilst making a meaningful contribution to our business.  That’s why IT students in Norway voted for us as their #3 ranked employer this year.

Check the content below to learn more about the internship experience and the available opportunities.

Hear from Erling on adapting to a new situation and applying his academic knowledge to practical projects.
Erling Olweus, Software Engineering Intern

Our 2021 software development interns worked across an exciting range of tasks and projects. Head over to Equinor's IT magazine Loop, to hear the whole story. 

Information Technology and Digitalisation are at the heart of our strategy. Find out what digitalisation looks like at Equinor and the type of projects you could work on.

Our summer internship recruitment process 

IT and Digitalisation – 7 September – 3 October
All remaining positions – Early October – 3 November

Complete the online application form and fill in your personal details. Attach relevant documents, for instance, your CV, diplomas, and recent transcripts. If you are in the process of finishing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades achieved to this point. You can also use your LinkedIn- profile for registration.

(Continuously - after the online application is registered)
If you are successful in the online application, you will be asked to complete an online assessment which consists of numerical, logical, situational, and personality tests. The tests will take approximately 70 minutes and should be completed no later than 48 hours after you receive the invitation.

This is a self-recorded video interview that you can perform on your smartphone or computer from any location with a stable internet connection. You’ll be asked some questions, get some time to prepare your answers, and then a time slot to record your response. You can do the recording only once, so we recommend that you use the allotted preparation time well. The video interview should be completed no later than 48 hours after you receive the invitation and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Depending on volumes and when the application is sent, this may take some time; however, our ambition is to send our offers to successful candidates as soon as we can. We also aim to inform the non-successful candidates without undue delay.

All students applying for an internship in Equinor must have the necessary work permit for the country in which, and at the time, they are applying for a position

You have been through a competitive recruitment process and have successfully passed each step, congratulations! Now it is time to meet your team and start shaping the future of energy, together! To give you a great introduction on your first day at work, we onboard all our interns on the same day: 20 June 2022.

What to expect from your time with us

You will join us on a six-week hybrid programme - partly physical and partly virtual - designed to give you the experience and skills you need in your studies and future career.

 In the event of an office not being open due to COVID-19 safety risks, the internship programme will continue in a completely virtual format. The following programme content may vary according to local rules and regulations. Please check our job postings to learn more about the activities offered in your country.

Working flexibly, you will split your time between working as part of a team within one of our business areas and delivering a group project with several of your fellow interns. Our Norwegian and UK internship will begin on 20 June and ends 5 August 2022, with one week off starting 18 July. Our USA internship will run for 12 weeks, beginning in late May.

Hands-on experience
You’ll spend part of your internship working on tasks and projects within the discipline you’ve applied for, giving you first-hand experience of the strategy, processes and culture in your team. Your hiring manager will be your main point of contact ensuring that you get the most out of your time with us. You’ll also be allocated a buddy who will provide you support and follow your experience in Equinor.

Multidiscipline project delivery
You will spend the remainder of your time on a group project with other students from various academic backgrounds. Supporting you on this project will be a subject matter expert who will act as a mentor and advisor to your task. Over the course of this project, you’ll get to develop key skills such as collaboration, leadership, communication, presentation skills and planning and time management.

Learning and development
We’ll be delivering a series of learning sessions that provide an overview of our business and introduce you to some of the processes and methods we use at Equinor. These will include introductions to key areas of our strategy such as digitalisation, low carbon projects and our approach to safety and sustainability. You’ll also get to learn about our approach to project delivery and other methodologies that support our day-to-day delivery.

Protecting your well-being
We’re constantly developing our flexible working policy to meet the increasing demand for remote working, so you can be sure that your health and well-being will be a priority during your time with us. We also recognise that your summer internship is an opportunity to make connections that could last your entire career. That’s why we’ll be introducing many opportunities to socialise with your fellow interns. 

Inside our summer internship experience

We asked some of our previous interns and hiring managers to share their experiences of participating in our summer internship programme.

Luis, Hedda and Muhammed share their favourite moments from our 2021 virtual programme.

Two of our internship managers share their views on what students can expect from our 6-week programme.

Hear from Synne on experiencing the Equinor culture whilst learning more about our industry.

Young minds, big ideas and radical innovation.
The radical innovation module was designed to give our interns the tools and experience to develop ideas that challenge the status quo. We asked one of the innovation teams about the process.

Learn what makes Equinor a different type of energy company

Tamara Solaja & Daniel Sander Isaksen
Photo: Line Slotnæs

Universum Awards 2021

Most popular in our class

At the 2021 Universum student survey, Equinor was ranked the most attractive employer among Norwegian technology students for the 25th year running! We achieved 2nd place with business students and 3rd for IT in this year’s survey. Universum surveyed 13,900 students at 24 Norwegian universities and colleges before announcing this year’s winners.