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Location Address: Various, Various, Various, United States (US), Various
Driver's License Required: Yes
Employee Group: Intern/Co-op
Employee Subgroup: Hourly Non-Exempt



Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) offers internship and co-op opportunities to high-performing college students who want meaningful hands-on experiences in their fields of study. The following core values guide MPC’s approach to doing business: health and safety; environmental stewardship; integrity; corporate citizenship; and diversity and inclusion. Interns and co-ops work side by side with experienced professionals as contributing members of diverse work teams who create value for the company’s shareholders. MPC believes that how we conduct our business is just as important as the bottom line.



The Chemistry Lab intern/co-op will work to provide analytical, research, process optimization, and environmental support to various business units throughout Marathon Petroleum Corporation and its affiliates.  The intern will support these activities through special project work, day-to-day laboratory and field activities, and exposure to a variety of analytical techniques and methodologies (i.e. gas chromatography, wet chemistry, x-ray, etc.).   The special project work may meet the student’s capstone requirement.                                                           



  • Desired majors are as follows:  Science or math related major required; Chemistry major preferred (undergraduate or graduate studies)
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required
  • Concurrent enrollment in a degree seeking program
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the US on a full-time indefinite basis without the need for employment visa sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Positions are available spring, summer, and fall semesters.
  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • Travel unlikely for most intern positions.  Internships with the Environmental Field Services group will require 30% to 50% travel.
  • Military experience a plus

We hire for the following locations:

  • Catlettsburg, KY and Madison, WI (Virent) and possible other Lab locations



About Virent, Inc.

Located in Madison, Wisconsin, Virent is working to commercialize its Bio Forming® technology to create the fuels and chemicals the world demands from a wide range of naturally occurring, renewable resources. Using patented catalytic chemistry, Virent converts bio-based sugar feedstocks into products molecularly identical to those made from petroleum. Virent’s technology can produce a range of fuel products including gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, as well as chemicals used for plastics, fibers and films. Virent is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation and has key strategic relationships in place with Johnson Matthey, BP, Toray Industries and others to accelerate the commercialization of its technology.



  • Detail oriented
  • Strong verbal and writing skills preferred
  • Self-Motivated
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision

Marathon Petroleum Company LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition or AIDS/HIV status, ancestry, national origin, genetic information, military, veteran status, marital status, citizenship  or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, click here.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process at Marathon Petroleum LP, please contact our Human Resources Department at . Please specify the reasonable accommodation you are requesting, along with the job posting number in which you may be interested. A Human Resources representative will review your request and contact you to discuss a reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Veteran / Disability

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