University Recruiting

Dedicated to Finding Future Leaders

A World of Possibilities

At LyondellBasell, we are dedicated to advancing the next generation of leaders. Our company programs are engineered to develop the skills you need for success now and in the future. Co-op and internship opportunities are the first steps towards an exciting career with LyondellBasell.

U.S. Co-op/Internship Programs*

Engineering Co-op Program

A LyondellBasell co-op is a type of internship that provides students valuable hands-on experience within their field of study, sometimes earning college credits. Our engineering co-ops work full-time during a single season: spring, summer or fall, with a target of at least two terms prior to graduation.  For more information, view our FAQs.

This program is specific for chemical, electrical, environmental, health and safety, and mechanical engineering students.

Corporate Internship Program

For our corporate business functions, we offer a highly energized work term to give students the experience they need. Our corporate office, LyondellBasell Tower, is located in the heart of downtown Houston. For more information, view our FAQs.

Corporate internships are offered in the following business functions: finance; information technology, management information systems, and digital; global security; logistics and supply chain; procurement and distribution; and sustainability.

When and Where We Recruit

We actively recruit at many universities! Check with your school's career center for the Career Fair schedule and come visit our booth. We also engage with students on campus through student organization and other on campus recruiting activities. For more information about our application process, view our FAQs.

Most of our graduate hires participated in the co-op program, averaging two terms before graduation. With competitive pay and challenging projects, our co-op program truly defines what it means to work for LyondellBasell.

*For Co-ops/Internships outside of the United States, please contact the LyondellBasell facility or office directly for available opportunities. 


Entry-level Positions

Finding the right career after college can be challenging, but at LyondellBasell we make it easy by providing competitive pay, professional development and world-class benefits. More information can be found at Why LYB and Our People.

Employee Training

Our new hires participate in a formal training program with the goal of providing a balanced foundation for each employee as they grow within the company. Optional training is available on a variety of topics for continuous development to ensure future success.

Engineering Development

Our formal Engineering Development program is designed to build the technical expertise and skills needed for new engineers to grow with their role and the company, ensuring they have a future at LyondellBasell. Learn more about the engineering opportunities available.

Corporate Functions Development

Each function within the intern program has developed a training program to continuously develop, apply, and strengthen the skills required by an individual in a professional setting, particularly within their major and area of focus, to prepare them for a career. Learn more about the corporate functions opportunities available.

  • One Finance

  • People & Culture

  • IT/MIS/Cyber Security/Digital Transformation

  • Procurement

  • Communications

  • Supply Chain

  • Sustainability