Shell Postgraduate Research Internship for Students 2024


In a bid to continuously foster academic excellence and industry experience, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), at the helm of the NNPC/SPDC/Total Energies and NAOC Joint venture, is welcoming applications from outstanding candidates.

The focus of this invitation is their flagship Postgraduate Research Internship Programme for 2024.

Program Insights

Location and Tenure

The internship will be conducted in Nigeria, lasting a non-renewable duration of 12 months.

Program Objectives

The Postgraduate Research Internship program is meticulously crafted to serve a dual purpose:

  • Offering brilliant Nigerians a gateway to gain hands-on work experience.
  • Providing an environment for conducting value-driven research within the precincts of SPDC.

Who Can Apply?

The eligibility criteria for this esteemed program are as follows:

  • The program primarily targets exceptional Nigerian postgraduate students currently immersed in studies at Nigerian universities.
  • While the focus is on domestic students, in rare instances, Nigerians pursuing their education abroad may also come under consideration.
  • Age stipulations are clear: Master’s Degree aspirants must be below 30 years, and Ph.D. contenders should be below 35 years as of 2nd January 2024.
  • Past participants of this program need not apply as their applications will not be considered.

Research Domains

The research avenues under this program encompass a range of disciplines, notably:

  • Environment: Here, the emphasis is on Impact Assessment and the critical realm of Environmental Compliance Monitoring.
  • Oil Spill Response: A pivotal area focusing on Ground Water Remediation techniques.

Application Timeline

The last date for submission of applications is 13th November 2024.

Application Process

Prospective candidates, equipped with the required qualifications, should forward the following:

  • Their formal Application Letters.
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae detailing contact specifics such as phone numbers, email addresses, and the contact details of three referees.
  • A succinct, 3-page summary elucidating the postgraduate research program they intend to pursue. This summary should encapsulate the study background, the technical objectives, the methodology/data essential, and the envisaged outcomes.
  • Applications should be channeled to, ensuring that the Job Title is distinctly mentioned in the email subject.

Important Considerations

  • The selection paradigm is anchored on the relevance of the postgraduate program/proposal vis-a-vis the business objectives of Shell Companies operational in Nigeria. Only those showcasing unparalleled potential will advance to the subsequent rounds of screening.
  • SPDC, along with its Joint Venture Partners, upholds a strict no-payment policy. Aspirants are reassured that the application procedure is devoid of any monetary obligations.
  • SPDC and its partners do not employ or designate ‘Representatives’ or ‘Agents’ to facilitate the application process.
  • Communication channels will be activated solely with candidates who have been shortlisted.


Shell Postgraduate Research Internship offers an incredible opportunity for budding professionals to be part of the critical transition towards a sustainable energy future.

Aspiring candidates with a passion for engineering, technology, safety, environment, and supply chain are encouraged to apply and contribute towards powering progress together.

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