Internship Engineer Netherlands


Botlek, Rotterdam, ZH, NL

Company:  ExxonMobil

About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies.


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together



Rotterdam Area


Our sites in the Rotterdam port area belong to the Product Solutions division of ExxonMobil. With the latest technology and innovations, we are always working to renew and make our sites and products more sustainable. We manufacture base products for all kinds of daily products that you encounter in, for example, (electric) cars, hospitals, construction sites and windmills. The best-known brand names of our products are Esso, Mobil and Mobil1.


  • The refinery is integrated with the aromatics plant and is one of the most modern and efficient of its kind. The refinery processes various types of crude oil into high-quality base oils for lubricants, chemical raw materials and fuels.
  • The aromatics plant is one of the largest aromatics producers in the world. The plant is integrated with the refinery, resulting in significant energy and cost savings. We encounter aromatics in, for example, PET bottles and Styrofoam, in electrical (kitchen) equipment, car parts, sports shoes and synthetic fibers and resins.
  • The oxo alcohol plant is the largest producer of plasticizers in Europe. Plasticizers can be used to make 'hard' plastic soft and pliable. They are used to give flexibility to products such as cables, textiles, floor coverings, furniture and footwear.
  • The lubricating oil mixing plant in Pernis mixes base oils and additives (additives) into various lubricants. The products vary from solid motor oil to super-refined lubricants, intended for (electric) cars, aircraft and ships, but also for industrial machines and wind turbines.


What role you will play in our team


As an intern with ExxonMobil you get a well-defined task and will be coached by a dedicated ExxonMobil coordinator.  The internship environment is young and dynamic and gives a clear image of a typical starting environment.  Each internship subject contributes to our business and will give you a ‘taste’ of a typical starting position within ExxonMobil.


What you will do


During your internship – which can vary in duration and content - at one of our facilities in the Rotterdam area, you will perform a project for one of our engineering departments and will learn to work independently in a professional work environment.

The various areas in which you may work cover virtually all aspects of the engineering work.  Typical projects covered by the interns are for example:

  • The optimization of upstream unit configurations via advanced process simulation software to enhance the units yield and its benefits.
  • Understanding and optimizing the steam consumption of one of our plants
  • Reviewing our Machinery Equipment strategy and advising the different business teams on preventative maintenance strategies.
  • Performing a through pipeline logistic study to determine constraints which might have an impact on the profitability of one of our plants.


About you


  • fluency in English language skills: understanding, reading, writing and speaking
  • at least intermediate in Dutch language skills: understanding, reading, writing and speaking
  • a university or recently completed Master student
  • a university education in Msc Engineering Science (Preferred Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Aerospace, Applied Physics), preferably from TU Delft, Eindhoven Twente or Groningen
  • available for at least a 3 months internship


Your Benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.


We offer a wide range of benefits including competitive pay, flexible work arrangements, a 13th and 14th month, an interesting pension plan, etc. Moreover, team mates who support and inspire you, the flexibility to explore multiple challenges and roles.


Thrive in our company culture: open, with an international mindset and down to earth. Our hands-on approach, job rotation system and regular training will enable you to learn and develop your talents continuously. 

Many opportunities await in the coming years as we adapt our facilities and business to the energy transition. Want to learn more about how we see, for example, the future of our refineries? Read our Advancing Climate Solutions report: Advancing climate solutions | ExxonMobil.


(Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law)


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