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TotalEnergies' U.S. University Relations and Talent Acquisition teams are committed to finding future leaders for the company through hands-on experience in their field of study as well as creating a pipeline to recruit top talent and building strong relationships with our university partners.

Our vision? Helping students to be prepared for their career in their field of choice.


  1. Increase awareness of TotalEnergies at partner universities across the U.S.
  2. Participate in Fall and Spring Career Fairs at partner universities
  3. Increase our engagement with colleges and universities that primarly serve minority students
  4. Create a pipeline of trainees for when full-time positions become available
  5. Have TotalEnergies interns become student ambassadors at their local college or university

As an integrated, multi-energy company, TotalEnergies seeks interns from all our business lines that include Exploration and Production, Marketing and Services, Refining and Chemicals, Trading, and Gas, Renewables & Power. These business segments seek students majoring  in a variety of disciplines such as Business, Engineering, IT, Finance and Accounting, Geosciences, etc.

Refining and Petrochemical Site Engineering Program

During the summer, TotalEnergies provides students valuable hands-on experience through internships in Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. These internships are held at La Porte, TX, Port Arthur, TX, Beaumont, TX and Carville, LA.

To be eligible for an internship, a student must be at least a sophomore with a 2.8 GPA, major in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, and should be willing to relocate for the summer to their assigned plant.

Renewable Energies Program

Attentive Energy, a subsidary of TotalEnergies that develops an offshore wind project off the coast of New York/New Jersey, offers summer internships in Communications, External Affairs, Marine Affairs, Fisheries, Permitting and Project Engineering. These internships are held in Houston, TX, and the New York/New Jersey region.

TotalEnergies’ Commercial & Industrial Solutions division is a leading energy solutions provider specializing in solar, energy storage, and community solar. These internships are held in Houston, TX, and the San Francisco Bay area.

To be eligible for these internships, students must be in their Senior year or a first year Master’s candidate with a minimum GPA of 3.0., and be willing to relocate for the summer to their assigned site.

Financial Graduate Program

The two-year Financial Graduate Program at TotalEnergies offers great opportunities for Finance and Accounting graduates. Each year, the program is looking to hire a group of recent graduates who are curious to learn about different fields within the Company.

Every six months, the selected participants will get a chance to rotate across businesses. Those areas include Risk Control, Internal Control, Financial Reporting, and Financial Control & Analysis. Upon successful completion of the Graduate program, participants are placed in a vacant Finance or Accounting position.

Those selected to be a part of the program are hired as employees which means they receive a comprehensive benefits package, 6% Company match 401k, a robust leave policy, company non-contributory cash balance plan and more.

Trading Graduate Program

By joining our Trading Graduate Program, you can shape your future. Over two exciting years, you will rotate across four departments where you will understand how we operate as a company and gain a full appreciation of our key functions, preparing you to grow your career within Energy Trading. The rotations will take place in key trading support functions including Middle Office, Trading Operations and Market Analysis. The fourth rotation will be defined based on individual interest as well as business needs. It may include Credit Analysis, Trade Finance, Shipping, etc. As part of the program, and subject to performance, one of the rotations will be completed in Geneva, Switzerland – our global trading hub – giving you the opportunity to experience life overseas and gain a unique appreciation and perspective of our global business.

The four rotations will consist of a mix of crude oil and petroleum products (including biofuels) and natural gas and power assignments. This is a unique opportunity to embark on an enriching multi-energies journey!

Our program will be engaging and intense. In addition to usual business activities, we are offering a comprehensive training program including:

  • a purpose-built integration week

  • on-the-job as well as online trainings

  • regular mentoring sessions with our Talent Developer

Annual Trainee Days

Each year, we have all our interns, graduate students, and co-ops gather for two days of fun and learning. A representative from each business segment of TotalEnergies speaks to the participants about the business in which they work as well as what day-to-day looks like in their position.

The goal of the Trainee Days is for the participants to get to know all the business segments of TotalEnergies, network with fellow participants, establish connections with their mentors and build their personal network.

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TotalEnergies Interns Share Their Experience of Trainee Day

Partnership with FOSSI

In 2021 TotalEnergies partnered with FOSSI - the Future of Stem Scholars Initative. FOSSI is a national, industry-wide program providing scholarships and professional development opportunities for students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

FOSSI seeks to increase the number of underrepresented professionals in the chemical industry workforce and connect their scholars to leadership development, mentoring and intership opportunities at supporting companies.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Complete or have completed high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) and be entering their freshman year of college

  • Have interest in pursuing a career in chemical manufacturing, engineering, environmental health and sustainability or other related chemical-industry fields

  • Attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) for the entirety of their college education

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States


TotalEnergies has been a proud inaugural sponsor of this program and their scholars since 2021. 

If you would like more information regarding our trainee programs, email us!