Date:  Apr 4, 2024

Kapolei, HI, US, 96707

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  4485

Title:  Environmental Engineer Intern

Are you looking for work experience in your field of study? This summer, you could work alongside experienced engineers at a growing energy company learning how to support safe and compliant operations.


The Opportunity 

  • Summer 2024 Environmental Engineer Internship at a growing energy company
  • 12-week internship, 40 hours/week, $25.00/hr
  • Develop relationships in a cohesive team-oriented environment
  • Enhance your understanding and the importance of safety and compliance


Responsibilities include: 

  • Assisting with various engineering tasks while developing professional, ethical, and technical skills
  • Assisting in preparing environmental calculations and drawing reviews (P&IDs, PFD, etc.)
  • Collecting and entering sample data, applying technical principles and theories for interpreting and analyzing data
  • Reviewing and checking reports and identifying any deficiencies
  • Assisting with field work and inspections (e.g., for stormwater, SPCC, LDAR, RCRA, etc.)
  • Participating in compliance training and refinery-wide safety efforts

This description provides a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. 



  • Currently enrolled student pursing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Geology or related field required
  • Must have at least junior or senior classification in a Bachelor’s degree program by the start of the internship
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 required
  • Previous work experience preferred
  • Involvement in extracurricular clubs and activities preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) preferred
  • Availability to work on-site for a 12 week period beginning in May or June and concluding in August or September
  • Available to work 40 hours per week in one of the following schedules as required by the assigned work area:
    • Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day
    • 9/80 schedule with alternating 4 and 5 day work weeks, up to 9 hours worked per day
  • Ability to secure living arrangements on the island of Oahu for work in Kapolei (travel, room, or board are not provided)
  • Eligibility to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship.


Keys to Success 

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude. Candidates should have a natural thirst for knowledge and curiosity to drive personal and professional development. 

In addition, in order to be a successful Environmental Intern you will: 

  • Be proactive 
  • Achieve goals independently and contribute as a team player 
  • Identify ways to improve processes and controls 
  • Combine analytical skills and creative problem solving
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and accountability 
  • Effectively communicate with the team and ask questions 


Working at Par:  

Unique culture 

There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- a niche player in the energy space that operates in logistically complex markets. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in. 


Location, location, location 

Because Par Pacific is located in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. The office where you'll work is in the Kapolei (Campbell Industrial Park). Located on the south west side of O’ahu, Kapolei, named for the volcanic cone Pu’u of Kapolei, is colloquially known as the “second city.” It is a vibrant, affluent city that is growing rapidly and is within a few miles from beautiful beaches, camp sites and adventure parks. 


Opportunistic growth strategy 

At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies. 


The Company 

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. We are a growing energy company focused on renewable and conventional fuels in the Western United States. We own and operate refineries in Hawaii, Montana, Washington and Wyoming, with total operating throughput capacity of over 218 Mbpd. Par Pacific owns and operates one of the largest energy networks in Hawaii with 94,000 bpd of operating refining capacity, a logistics system supplying the major islands of the state and 90 retail locations. In the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies, Par Pacific owns and operates 124,000 bpd of combined refining capacity, related multimodal logistics systems, and 31 retail locations. Par Pacific also owns 46% of Laramie Energy, LLC, a natural gas production company with operations and assets concentrated in Western Colorado. Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "PARR". 


Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third-party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting. 


Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Par Pacific prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status,genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law. 

Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii

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