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Students: Internship

Sakhalin Energy provides a unique opportunity for students of senior courses of Russian Universities to have Internship in the team of real professionals.

Internship in our Company is an excellent chance to get practical experience, to gain and solidify theoretical training and to develop professional skills and aptitudes. Participation in the largest oil and gas project, via student internship, will give you the opportunity for professional growth and lay the foundations for a successful career.

Selection of students for internship shall be performed on a competitive basis.





Terms for documents submission:


- 1 November, for winter Internship
- 1 April, for summer internship.

Please get acknowledged with:
- Organisation of Student Internship in the Company (selection criteria, list of the required documents);
- Guide for Documents Preparation;
- FAQ

You can submit your documents for review to Talent Management Subdivision. Please note that the message you send should not exceed 5 MB size.

Tel: +7 (4242) 66 20 66, +7 (4242) 66 20 08.
E-mail: SEIC-Practice-SEIC-HRF@sakhalinenergy.ru.

Additional materials (Download):


- Personal Application in Russian;
- Personal Application in English;
- Consent for Processing of Personal Data (only in Russian);
- University Authority’s Intercession for Student Internship in the Company (only in Russian);
- Internship Programme;
- Standard Internship Agreement (entered into between the University and the Company once the Internship at the Company is officially confirmed).


Frequently Asked Questions

The Internship in Sakhalin Energy provides students with the following opportunities:

  • Opportunity to immerse yourself in the professional environment and to get experience in the international team;
  • Opportunity to put theoretical knowledge into practice and prove himself / herself in a team of professionals;
  • Opportunity to get acknowledged with the latest technologies in the oil and gas sector;
  • Opportunity to get acknowledged with international requirements in HSES sphere;
  • Opportunity to get the necessary information for theses and diploma projects;
  • Opportunity to put into practice and improve English skills;
  • Opportunity to be considered for Graduates vacancies on a priority basis.

How to get Internship at Sakhalin Energy?

It is necessary to study the information about Internship in the Company website, to submit the documents and to succeed in the selection.

What are the Selection Criteria for Student Internship in the Company?

The selection criteria for Student Internship in the company are:

  • Good academic achievements:
- GPA of 4.0 or above during the last two terms for University students studying in Bachelor’s and Specialist’s Degree Programmes;
- GPA of 4.5 or above during the last term for University students studying in Master's Degree Programme;
- GPA of 3.8 or above during the last two terms for students of Sakhalin State University Polytechnical College.
  • Positive references provided by the University;
  • Conformity of the Internship Programme to the Company’s activities;
  • Positive feedback on the previous Internship with the Company (if applicable).

What documents are to be submitted to participate in the competition for Student Internship?

In order to apply for internship in the Company, the university students are required to provide following documents:

  • Application for Internship in the Company listing topics to study during the Internship, subject of term paper / graduation project, and internship period (in English and in Russian);
  • University authorities’ intercession for Student Internship in the Company (in Russian);
  • Internship Programme developed and approved by the University (in Russian);
  • CV (in English and in Russian);
  • copy of grade book or academic records with the GPA attested by the University authorities for University students studying in Bachelor’s and Specialist’s Degree Programmes - for two previous terms; for University students studying in Master's Degree Programme - for the last term;
  • References from the place of study and / or work (in English and in Russian);
  • Copy of passport;
  • Copy of Taxpayer’s Identification Certificate;
  • Copy of Pension Insurance Certificate;
  • Consent for processing of personal data;
  • Standard Internship Agreement (entered between the University and the Company once the Internship in the Company is officially confirmed).

What is the deadline for submitting documents for the Internship?

The deadlines for documents submission are:

  • 1 November, for winter Internship;
  • 1 April, for summer Internship.

How many students usually compete for an Internship slot? What is the competition?

Competition for Internship in Sakhalin Energy is traditionally high. For example, the Company receives more than 200 applications during the competition for Summer Internship. As a result of the competition, the opportunity to have the Internship is given to 50-60 students.

How is selection of students for Internship in the Company performed?

Selection of students for Internship in the Company is performed on a competitive basis as for any Company vacancy and includes two stages:

  • Competition of documents;
  • Interview with the prospective Internship Supervisor.
  • Recommendation: one should prepare for the interview thoroughly (to read the Company information, to think over questions to the interviewer and to stick to the interview time).

May a student of a part-time form of study apply for Internship? Or a student of a foreign University?

Internship is organised only for students of a full form of study who study at Russian Universities.

Students of what year of study are accepted for Internship to the Company?

The Company accepts Bachelor’s Degree 3rd and 4th year’s, Specialist’s Degree 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year’s and Master’s Degree 1st and 2nd year’s students for Student Internship.

For how long will feedback be provided on obtaining documents for participation in the competition?

Feedback on obtaining documents for the competition to have Internship in the Company is provided to candidates by email within three business days. If you don’t get any feedback within three business days, you should make an additional request to make sure that the documents have been received.

For how long will feedback be provided on the results of the selection for Student Internship in the Company?

Feedback on the results of the selection is provided to candidates for Winter internship - till 15 December, for Summer Internship - till 15 May.

What Production Assets can Internship be organised at?

Internship can be organised at Onshore Production Facility (OPF) and at the LNG plant in Prigorodnoye. More than that, Internship can be organised at Company offices in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

What Organisational Units of the Company is Internship organised in?

Student Internship is organised depending on business needs and opportunities of the specific Organizational Unit of the company. Most frequently students have Internship in the following departments: PE Development, Well Planning, Construction and Maintenance Department, Onshore Assets Department, Supply Chain Management, Finance Control, IT and IM Department, External & Corporate Affairs Department, HSE Department, Shipping & Commercial Operations, etc.

Students of what majors does the Company accept for Internship?

The Company accepts students of the following majors:

  • Machinery and Equipment for Oil and Gas Production;
  • Compressors, Equipment Dynamics and Durability;
  • Gas and Steam Turbine Units and Engines;
  • Process and Production Automation;
  • Electrical Engineering, Electric-Power Engineering;
  • Process Chemistry;
  • Oil and Gas Field Development and Operation. Offshore Fields Development;
  • Oil and Gas Engineering;
  • Geology;
  • Environmental Safety, Health, Safety and Environment, Technogenic Safety;
  • International Economics. Economics and Management of an Enterprise. Banking and Finance. Business Administration. Management. Marketing.

What period may Internship be organised for?

Internship may be organised for the period from 3 weeks to 6 months in accordance with University study plan and taking into account the Company production schedule.

Is Student Internship in Sakhalin Energy paid?

Yes, Student Internship is paid.

Does the Company reimburse travel fares from the place of study to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and back and accommodation related costs?

The Company only reimburses these costs to students participating in Scholarship Programme.

What costs does the Company reimburse students who have Student Internship?

The Company reimburses the costs associated with the medical examination if there are documents confirming these costs.

Does the Company provide catering for students?

Students working in the company offices and at Prigorodnoye production complex are provided with hot lunch on working days at the Company expense.

Students working for OPF are provided with three meals a day at the company expense during the work shift.

Is there any type of reporting for a student to show the Internship results to the Company representatives?

By the end of Internship, a student is to prepare 15-minute final presentation to report on the Internship results to colleagues and Talent Management Subdivision specialist.