Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), wishes to announce the commencement of the 2015/2016 Postgraduate Internship/Research programmes for University Graduates.

The Postgraduate Research Internship programme which is different from the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), is aimed at providing opportunities for talented Nigerians to gain work experience and carry out topical research within Shell Exploration and Production Companies in Nigeria (SEPCiN)


Duration:12 months (non-renewable).

Discipline Areas

Specialist Geology/Geoscience. (Biostratigraphy, Sequence Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, and Sedimentary Petrography),
Environment (Environmental Monitoring, Remediation, and Impact assessment, Carbon / Energy Management),
Occupational Health (Industrial Hygiene)


Open primarily to talented Nigerian postgraduate students currently enrolled in Nigerian universities, but in exceptional cases, Nigerians studying abroad could be considered.
Master’s degree students must be under 30 years by January 2nd, 2016 and PhD students should be under 35 years by January 2nd, 2016 to qualify.

Application Closing Date
30th April, 2015

Method of Application
Applications from candidates should consist of:

An application letter,
A curriculum vitae including applicant’s contact phone number, email address, as well as contact information of three referees and
A titled, 3-page summary of candidate’s postgraduate research programme including study background, technical objectives, /methodology/data required, and expected outcome /Selection will be based on postgraduate programmes/ proposals that are pertinent to SEPCiN business objectives and only students with the highest potential will pass screening.

All documents should be mailed to: (and copy

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