Scholarship and Career Opportunities

Current Opportunities

The PE department frequently receives information about outside scholarships, internships and job opportunities. This is a repository for our students regarding those opportunities.

Key: (U) open only to undergraduate students, (G) open only to graduate students, (B) open to both undergraduate and graduate students

Jobs & Internships

BLM Internships (U)

Office-Based Reservoir Management Intern
Diggernet job #60157

The BLM is currently looking to fill an internship position that will serve as a Reservoir Management Intern, duty stationed at the Colorado State Office during the Spring/Summer/Fall of 2018.  This position will support the Branch of Fluid Minerals, specifically the Reservoir Management Group.  The work is primarily located in the Colorado State Office but could require travel to other locations within the State, depending on priorities.

The ideal candidate would be a college student working towards a degree, or having graduated with a degree, in engineering, geology, pre-law, or law. This intern’s duties would include assisting in paying well determinations, drainage case reviews, oil and gas agreement reviews, record management, and other reservoir management activities.  The applicant must be self-motivated, able to write reports, and keep updated records.  It is preferred that the intern have a good understanding of math and science.

Since it is expected that the intern will still be in school, the hours worked per week and the start date are flexible to allow the student time to work on their degree. This is a 760-hour position.

More details in the flyer or at

Office-Based Oil and Gas Leasing Intern
Diggernet job #60158

The BLM is currently looking to fill an internship position that will serve as an Oil and Gas Intern, duty stationed at the Colorado State Office during the Summer of 2018.  This position will support the Branch of Fluid Minerals.  The work is primarily located in the Colorado State Office.

This position is for a high school senior or college freshman or sophomore interested in learning more about Federal oil and gas leasing, legal land descriptions, lease files, and unit agreements. The applicant must be detail-oriented, have good verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability to accurately maintain updated records.

Intern must have demonstrated ability to use the current suite of ESRI GIS software, extensions, ability to develop and analyze spatial information with GIS. Have practical knowledge of appropriate geodatabase design principles. Have knowledge of geographic projections, datum’s, and geospatial data. This is a 760-hour position.

More details in the flyer or at

Skylar Exploration Operations Posistion (B)

Skylar Exploration is looking for an Operations person assisting their Team in their operated wells including production/facilities and completions. As experience is gained, drilling will be slowly included. This position will be based out of the Boulder, CO Office and would require limited travel.  Contact Monty Shed, Vice President – Operations Manager, with a letter of interest and resume.



HSF Scholarship (B)

Due March 30

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.


  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year); all majors accepted.
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

Details and application here.

AIPN Scholarship (B)

Due by 27 April 2018

Open to UG and Grad students.

Annually, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators sponsors a scholarship awarded to students who demonstrate strong character, academic ability, and potential to make a significant contribution to the field of international oil and gas negotiations.

Application and scholarship details are found HERE. Contact Dr. Battalora with any questions.

Wyoming Petroleum Section of SPE Scholarships (U)

Due 13 April 2018

Undergrad Students

The Wyoming Petroleum Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers looks for students who excel both academically and socially, have an interest in the petroleum industry, are involved with extracurricular activities, and are eager to contribute to the petroleum industry.

See the WY SPE 2018-2019 Scholarship Application for details.

Summer Teaching Fellowship (U)

Generation Teach partners with local schools to provide high-school and undergraduate students with high-quality summer teaching experiences to inspire them to pursue careers in urban teaching. The Denver Summer Teaching Fellowship includes two weeks of intensive training and five weeks of teaching small groups of middle-school students. Teaching Fellows receive daily coaching and support, as well as a $2,000 taxable scholarship. Check out this flier, visit, or email to learn more about the fellowship opportunity. Upcoming application deadline is April 5.

Xcela Wealth Scholarship (B)

Due December 15

The Xcela Wealth Scholarship was designed with future leaders (students) in mind. This $1,000 scholarship is open to all students from high school seniors about to start college to post-docs. To enter for a chance to receive this scholarship you must write a 500-word essay on the topic: “What are Unique Ways People Have Reached Financial Stability?” More details at

Chevron HENAAC Scholarship (U)

Due April 30, 2018

Provides highly-competitive, $5,000 merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA, pursuing a field of study relevant to Chevron and demonstrate a strong interest in Chevron. Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community. Note that there is an additional questionnaire you must download and complete for your application.

Previous Opportunities

Jobs & Internships

CRC Engineering Internship (B)

California Resources Corporation (CRC) is looking for students pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Petroleum, Chemical, Mechanical, or any-related engineering field to participate in our 2018 Summer Internship Program.

Eligible Candidates:

  • Petroleum Engineering majors preferred
  • Current sophomore or junior with grad dates of December 2018, Spring-Winter 2019, or 2020

Recruiting Timeline

  • Deadline to submit resumes: March 18, 2018 to
  • Phone Interviews:           Early-April
  • Offers Extend:                 Mid-April

See attached flyer for more information.

BP Sophomore Experience (U)

Applications open January 1- March 1

The Sophomore Experience program is an exciting, all expenses paid, week-long program that delivers a unique opportunity for you to learn about life in BP’s Supply & Trading Organization. Supply & Trading is the commercial face for BP, and provides commodity trading, risk management and information technology skills for the business. They are looking for students of any major who demonstrate high potential, have strong academic and extracurricular backgrounds and who have a well-articulated interest in BP and our industry.

See for program details and to apply.


Applications open January 1- March 1

The BP STEP (Shaping Talent, Energy and Potential) program provides a unique opportunity for Engineering students to gain real-world leadership skills and valuable insight into the energy industry.

Open to freshmen or sophomores. See for program details and to apply.

BP Scholars Program (U)

Applications closed

BP knows you’re the future of the energy industry. That’s why we’re looking for high-achieving candidates to join our scholarship programme.

If you want to pursue a career in one of the areas below, you could be awarded a $5000 BP scholarship towards your undergraduate studies. We’ll also offer you the opportunity to visit one of our offices so you can experience at first-hand what life’s like at BP and gain a different perspective of the industry.

See for program details and to apply.

Pan American Energy Internship (U)

Deadline for Mines students is January 25, 2018.

Apply via DiggerNet Job ID 59578.  It is important to access this through DiggerNet in order to click APPLY there so that the Pan American Energy contact who is in DiggerNet has immediate access whenever desired; then students should also complete the online process. It is a quick application with just resume and cover letter. This internship is unpaid but expenses are covered.

MI3 Petroleum Engineering Temp Job (B)

MI3 Petroleum Engineering is looking to fill several temporary junior-level part-time and full-time Geologist and Petrophysicist positions. Starting in February/ March and Ending in May.


  • UG or Grad student
  • Must have valid passport
  • Completion of well logging course & understanding of those principals
  • Able to work 20+ hours a week

MI3 will provide the necessary training on software and workflows required for the job. Most of the training and work will take place at MI3’s office located in Golden CO.

See attached for full job qualifications and application information.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) with DOE (U)

2018 Summer Term. Applications are due January 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and have completed at least one year as a matriculating undergraduate student at the time of applying.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident at the time of applying.

Application and more information at


Four Corners Section SPE Scholarships (U)

Deadline for submission is 11:59 PM March 16, 2018

The Four Corners Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers is pleased to offer multiple one year awards, ranging from $500-$2000, to students who meet the criteria established under the goals of the scholarship program.


  • Selected applicants must maintain an overall Grade Point Average of 3.0 out of 4.0 to continue to receive the renewable scholarship.
  • Continue to pursue an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering, a related discipline, or to a career in the petroleum exploration and production industry.
  • Official transcripts must be submitted. If the transcripts are not received, the application will be considered invalid.

Scholarship recipients will be notified before the June 2018 SPE Four Corners meeting and are encouraged to attend the meeting for recognition.

The scholarship applications can be submitted via College Student Application  OR

Joseph King McMahon Petroleum Engineering Scholarship (U)

Application and attachments due by March 1, 2018

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers is offering a $2,500 scholarship.


  • Must be a U. S. citizen.
  • Must be majoring in Petroleum engineering (declared major).
  • Must be an overall GPA of 3.0 or better (current transcript required).
  • Must be classified as a sophomore or higher when completing application.  The scholarship shall be used only for an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering.
  • Must be enrolled as a full time student for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Must demonstrate leadership abilities and involvement in student and community organizations.

2018 McMahon Petroleum Engineering Scholarship Application

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Scholarships (U)

Deadline extended to 1/19/2018

ACEC is an organization of Colorado professional engineering consultants that are highly involved in their community, and seek out students for paid internship programs.

Application requirements:

  • Entering junior, senior or fifth degree year in Fall 2018 (NOTE: Students graduating in December of that academic year are not eligible.)
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Is a full-time student as determined by the university.
  • Has an understanding of the consulting engineering profession.

Additional Info:

  • Be sure to allow time for recommendations to be completed by others.
  • There will be 10 scholarships available for the 2018-2019 school year, ranging from $2,000 to $6,000.  The total amount of scholarship dollars up for grabs this year will be $30,500.
  • Generally, there are less than 30 applicants, so there are pretty good odds of winning.
  • So even if a student doesn’t win a scholarship, the members get an opportunity to see an applicant’s background, and it can lead to job opportunities.

The link below can be used to access the application packages.  The home page also has a job board for students interested in consulting internships.

BP Scholarship (U)

BP is offering $5,000 scholarships to university students studying in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Business. Students will also be offered an opportunity to visit a BP location and experience first-hand what life is like at BP.

Applications are currently open to all undergraduates. Deadline to submit completed application is November 11th, 2017. To learn more, please go to

SPE Denver Scholarship (U)

Applications due to PE department by 11/16/2017.

Open to juniors and seniors.


  • Carry a course load of 12 hours or more for undergraduate students.
  • Pursue Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering.
  • Be a member of the student section SPE.
  • Print out hard copy, SIGN and DATE, and attach an unofficial transcript.
  • Return to PE Office, Debra Marrufo.
  • Any questions, please refer them to Professor Elio Dean, SPE Student Chapter Advisor.

Application is attached