Opportunities for graduate interns

What is it like to work in an industry-leading organization like Baker Hughes? Here is your chance to find out.

Graduate internships

Learn by doing –and demonstrate your career potential

Who is eligible?

We offer paid internships to exceptional individuals in some of the countries where we operate. Placements, which vary by location, are typically available to those who have completed a 4-year technical degree, Master’s or PhD within the past 24 months in:

  • Petroleum engineering
  • Petroleum economics
  • Geoscience.

How will I benefit?

For those who perform at the highest level, Baker Hughes offers the opportunity for unparalleled technical training.

We are a technology-driven company that regularly develops and implements groundbreaking solutions, and many of our people are renowned world experts. Work alongside them and you will learn from the best while proving your own capabilities, with a view to securing a permanent career position at the end of your internship.

A graduate internship with Baker Hughes will enable you to:

  • Earn while you learn – all internships are paid positions
  • Receive individual assessment and feedback
  • Experience the culture and values of a prestigious global company
  • Benefit from personal mentoring and coaching
  • Improve your technical skills and enhance your CV
  • Build your own professional network
  • Be considered for a permanent position at the end of your internship.

What is Baker Hughes looking for?

You must be prepared to work hard to prove your capabilities and earn your right to a career position. You will need to display technical knowledge and the ability to solve technical problems creatively, showing you have initiative and self-motivation. You will also need the ability to persist when activities are difficult, finish assigned tasks on time, and perform within stringent health and safety guidelines.

We expect every intern to have strong interpersonal and communication skills, showing integrity by being open, respectful, honest and direct. You will need to build collaborative relationships, share information with colleagues and fellow team members, work collaboratively under pressure, and actively participate in your team – sometimes taking on a leadership role within the group.

What will I do?

While the exact nature of your work will depend on your location and the part of the business you join, you will be able to put your studies to practical use by doing meaningful work on real and challenging projects.

One of our Core Values is Learning, so you will also participate in a formal training program that includes hands-on workplace activities, classroom and computer-based courses, and master-classes hosted by experts. In addition to project execution you will have the opportunity to explore different aspects of the Baker Hughes business which may open up potential opportunities for your ongoing employment. Furthermore, you will build your network within the industry.

If this sounds like you, please apply today to find out more about exciting career opportunities at Baker Hughes.


The success of Baker Hughes relies on our ability to reinvent ourselves to meet the changing needs of our customers, markets, countries and communities we serve. Attracting and hiring talent from universities across the globe is a critical part of this reinvention.

Murali Kuppuswamy - Chief Human Resources Officer