Campus Recruitment

It’s the most-coveted, hands-on internship in the industry.

Pioneer seeks highly motivated problem-solvers who aren’t afraid to get their steel-toe boots dusty exploring in the Permian Basin, or wear out their keyboards showing their skills with numbers and data. Whatever your specialty, we have an internship that fits your interests.

If you are eager to learn and ready to contribute, Pioneer is the place for you.

During your Pioneer internship, you’ll showcase your skills, assist our exploration and development efforts, and lay the foundation for a meaningful career. Our unique company culture, West Texas oil field visits and robust mentoring program offer career-building opportunities that are second to none.

When it comes to internships, don’t just observe – make an impact at Pioneer!

Recruiting Schedule

Our pipeline of outstanding talent runs through top colleges and universities. Each fall, Pioneer recruiters visit campuses to identify potential interns and employees.

View our campus recruiting brochure.

Please note: To protect the health and safety of our interns and employees, Pioneer adheres to the recommendations of our local, state and federal health authorities. During the fall 2020 recruiting season, our campus partners will limit all campus recruiting events to virtual settings.

Focus areas:
  • Engineering
  • Land
  • Geoscience
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Supply Chain
  • Data Science

Field and office opportunities are available in the Dallas and Midland, Texas, areas.

Campus recruitment map

Lindsey Gipson

Lindsey Gipson
Northern Arizona University • 2019

“I came into the Pioneer internship with only the most basic knowledge of the oil industry, and left feeling confident in my understanding of the industry and my ability to contribute to meaningful projects for the company. Everyone I interacted with at Pioneer was so friendly, encouraging, patient and honest. I was given the opportunity to work with amazing high-level software and had the freedom to steer my project in whichever direction I chose. The intern program at Pioneer is one of a kind, and I highly recommend it even to those who have never considered working at an oil company.”

Dustin Engel


Dustin Engel
Petroleum Engineering
University of Oklahoma • 2019

“Interning for Pioneer was, without a doubt, one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional career for many reasons. I was given a challenging and impactful project, the deliverables of which are still used to this day. This would not have been possible without the help of my mentor, as well as the dozens of people who took the ‘open door policy’ to heart and made time for me whenever I needed. Aside from the project aspect of the internship, the summer was incredibly well-orchestrated between lunch and learns, shop tours and a trip to Midland. All of these opportunities made for a one-of-a-kind experience which solidified for me that Pioneer was exactly where I wanted to work full-time.”

Catherine Leigh


Catherine Leigh
Applied Mathematics
University of Texas at Dallas • 2019

“As an intern, I was given the freedom to explore questions that interested me and enriched my assigned project. That freedom looked like access to myriad tools and trainings; collaboration with interns from different technical backgrounds; and mentorship from career professionals at Pioneer. The egalitarian culture made it easy for me to ask questions and propose solutions, which improved my confidence in my own knowledge base and encouraged me to develop my skillsets even more. Overall, it was exciting to be able to apply what I’d learned in school to real-world topics in a company dedicated to innovation.”

Texas A&M
Texas Tech
University of Oklahoma
University of Texas
University of Texas @Permian Basin
University of Texas @Dalls
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prairie View A&M
Rocky Mountain Rendezvous (AAPG Student Recruiting Expo)
Please refer to your campus career center for more information on Pioneer internships.

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