Postgraduate Research Internship Program at Shell Nigeria

Postgraduate Research Internship Program at Shell Nigeria

This is to notify the general public of the ongoing Internship Program at Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).

Interested candidates should please continue reading for more details.

About Shell Nigeria

Shell began business in Nigeria in 1937 as Shell D’Arcy and was given an exploration license.

In 1956, Shell Nigeria uncovered the first commercial crude oil field at Oloibiri in the Niger Delta and started exporting crude oil in 1958.

Before the discovery of crude oil, Nigeria strongly depended on agricultural exports to other countries to support its economy. Nigerians thought that Shell Company was looking for palm oil.

The Shell Petroleum Development Company(SPDC) is the oldest energy company in Nigeria and has a long-term commitment to the country, its people, and the economy.

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is Nigeria’s largest fossil fuel company, which operates over 6,000 kilometers (3,700 mi) of pipelines and flowlines, 87 flow stations, eight natural gas plants, and more than 1,000 producing wells.

It operated largely onshore on dry land or in the mangrove swamp. As one of the world’s leading energy companies, Shell plays a pivotal role in helping to meet the world’s energy demand in economically, environmentally, and socially responsible ways.

Postgraduate Research Internship Program at Shell Nigeria

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: MBA/MSc/MA Ph.D./Fellowship

Location: Lagos

Job Field: Internships / Volunteering Research / Data Analysis

Duration:12 months (non-renewable)


  • The Postgraduate Research Internship provides opportunities for Nigerian postgraduate students (M.Sc, M.Phil, and Ph.D.) to gain industry-related work experience and carry out topical research within Shell Companies in Nigeria.

Team / Discipline

  • Occupational Health: Occupational Health
  • Oil Spill Response: Eco-friendly Bio-remediation.
  • Strategy and Value Assurance: ICT, Computer Data Analysis, and Management
  • Environment: Impact Assessment, Botany/Revegetation, Biology /Chemistry, and Environmental Management.

How to Apply

Interested and Eligible candidates are to submit the following documents:

  • A properly signed one-page application letter mentioning the team/discipline of interest.
  • A Resume including; the applicant’s email address, the applicant’s phone number, and three referees with their contact information.
  • Scanned copy of the applicant’s international passport data page or National Driver’s Licence.
  • A one-page summary of how the candidate plans to add value to the SPDC’s business during the one 2-month sabbatical attachment

All documents should be sent to:

Application Deadline: 15th April 2019.

Important Notice

  • Candidates should not send any additional document apart from those listed under “Method of Application.”
  • Applications from persons who have benefited from the sabbatical leave attachment in any Shell Companies before now will not be reviewed. Applicants must have significant teaching and practical experience in indicated disciplines. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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