Petroleum Engineering Program

For more information

Please contact: Anne Sturm

Petroleum Engineering Program
Academic Advisor
UH Cullen College of Engineering
Department of Chemical &
Biomolecular Engineering

5000 Gulf Freeway Bldg 9, Room 219
Houston, TX 77204-0945
Email: masturm [at] uh [dot] edu
Location: UH Energy Research Park (ERP)
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Undergraduate Internships

Internship Opportunity at Teledyne Oil & Gas

We would like to extend an invitation to Petroleum engineering students at University of Houston to apply for an internship within our company. The internship is in our Business Development department and resides in our Houston office.

In order to apply for the internship, students will need to APPLY ONLINE via our website.

Working with Teledyne Oil and Gas is a great opportunity and we take pride in our internship programs! Our internships will allow you to gain hands on experience in the field, knowledge of the industry, and provide you with a meaningful experience that will help further you in your career!

If you would like to know more about Teledyne Oil and Gas, please visit OUR WEBSITE.


If you are interested in Summer engineering internship opportunities and world-travel experience please visit HERE.

Research Internship at HARC 

HARC is a research hub that provides independent energy, air, and water analysis to people and institutions seeking scientific answers. HARC is focused on building a sustainable future that helps people thrive and nature flourish. Founded in 1982, HARC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in The Woodlands, Texas, 30 miles north of Houston.


Education:  Pursuing a BS/BA (must have completed at least two years of study) or MS in petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, environmental science or related disciplines.

Skills:  Must have strong communications skills, ability to perform in a team environment. Must be a self-starter and able to perform with minimum oversight.

Duties will include, but not be limited to: Assist in investigating the environmental footprint of oil and gas operations. An example project is to investigate the use of dope-free technology used for casing in order to quantify how the use of dope-free technology impacts casing running speeds, waste management at the rig site and other operational issues. A second project may be to investigate the use of natural gas to power drilling rigs and hydraulic fracturing operations. Write reports. Update web sites. Develop and make presentations concerning results. Communicate verbally and in writing with Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems research team across the United States.

Additional information:  Must be willing to travel and work in the field.  No housing or relocation available.


Submit resume through the HARC website:
Follow directions for resume submission.

No phone calls, please.

General Information

A key advantage to studying Petroleum Engineering in Houston, the center of the world petroleum industry, is the proximity to the leading energy businesses. Many of these businesses provide opportunities for student internships. The UH Cullen College of Engineering Career Center is the first point of contact for students seeking such internships.

Internships are a win-win-win situation for everyone involved. All Petroleum Engineering students at the University of Houston are encouraged to gain some industry experience during their studies here.

What’s the win for companies?

  • Offer industry high quality potential future employees
  • Give companies an extended careful look at candidates for future employment, e.g., “extended interview”

What’s the win for students?

  • Provide an early link between these students and oil and gas companies in the Houston metropolitan area
  • Provide financial assistance to students
  • Some companies are only interested in hiring after graduation students with intern experience

What’s the win for the PE Program

  • Attract top quality engineering students into the PE program
  • B.S. students can continue to earn an MS PE degree

Click here to visit the UH Cullen College of Engineering Career Center.


Specific Opportunities

Texas A&M 2012 Undergraduate Summer Reserach Grant (USRG)

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites students to apply for the 2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG) program.  This program is funded by the college and modeled after the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).  USRG and REU students from engineering and across the university interact at various social and academic events.  The program description and application can be found at  We encourage your students to apply soon as the deadline is Friday, February 8, 2012.

During this summer research experience, participants work closely with faculty members on current or individual research projects, attend development and GRE workshops, make a formal poster presentation of their research experience, and submit a final written report describing the results of their research. 

To participate in the program, students should have:

  1. Interest in and a desire to actively participate in ongoing or individual research projects
  2. Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA
  3. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  4. Major in engineering or related science or math curriculum
  5. Completed sophomore year (at least 60 hours) by the end of Spring 2012
  6. Plan to graduate no sooner than December 2012

Each participant will receive a $5,000 scholarship for support during the ten weeks.  The program will also pay tuition and fees for one credit hour of a required independent study/research; provide housing (or housing allowance); and pay up to $400 for travel expenses for non-TAMU participants.

If students have any questions about the program or application process, please contact Matthew Pariyothorn at mattp [at] tamu [dot] edu or 979-845-7200.