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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.



As an intern with MPC, you will be assigned to work in either a procurement or material control capacity. In both roles, you will develop an awareness of MPC’s commitment to high ethical standards, environmental stewardship and employee safety. You will also work to establish and maintain rapport with suppliers as well as MPC’s employees and management. Based upon location and organizational assignment, each role as outlined below, allows the intern to take on a number of challenging and exciting responsibilities.


Procurement Responsibilities:

  • Develop a knowledgeable background regarding MPC's policies and procedures related to procurement, contracts, and materials management
  • Develop an understanding of MPC's category management, contract management and supplier diversity processes
  • Become familiar with the materials, equipment, and services procured for the operations of MPC's components
  • Play a hands-on role in the purchasing of indirect goods and services
  • Engage in cross-functional category management activities
  • Gain an understanding of market and spend analysis
  • Prepare and analyze bid packages
  • Negotiate contractual terms and commercial issues
  • Complete projects and tasks related to inventory control, transportation, and logistics

    Material Control Responsibilities:

  • Develop an understanding of MPC's terms of stock and non-stock material inventories including material control, warehousing, and logistics
  • Become familiar with MPC's policies and procedures related to inventory control, warehouse management, and inventory accounting
  • Develop competency in use of inventory control systems
  • Assist with inventory consolidation and reduction projects
  • Review and set up new warehouse inventory
  • Complete total cost of ownership reviews
  • Work to implement reorder optimization
  • Provide project and turnaround support in staging and tracking inventory
  • Grant approval of re-supply requirements and daily cycle count reconciliation
  • Engage in projects and tasks related to logistics, scrap/surplus materials, and Warehouse Management Technologies



  • Desired Majors: Bachelors in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Distribution, Integrated Supply Management, and/or Logistics.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required
  • 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.
  • Military experience a plus


We hire for the following locations:

  • Corporate: Findlay, OH (Corporate Refining, Transportation & Logistics, Process Systems, and Supplier Diversity & Corporate Support)
  • Refinery locations: Canton, OH; Catlettsburg, KY; Detroit, MI; Garyville, LA; Robinson, IL; Texas City, TX (Galveston Bay).


About Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) operates an integrated refining, marketing and transportation system.


MPC is the nation's third-largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 1.8 million barrels per calendar day in its seven-refinery system. Marathon brand gasoline is sold through approximately 5,500 independently owned retail outlets across 19 states. In addition, Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 2,730 convenience stores in 21 states.


Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership. MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., a wholly owned subsidiary of MPLX LP, is one of the largest processors of natural gas in the U.S. MPC owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 10,800 miles of crude and light product pipelines and more than 5,600 miles of gas gathering and natural gas liquids (NGL) pipelines.


MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, NGLs, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network and midstream service businesses in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.


Job Function: InternCoop
Travel Expected: Up to 10%


If you have visited our site in search of information on U.S. employment opportunities and require an accommodation to submit your application, please contact the MPC EEO/Compliance Office at 866-492-7802. Note that we only accept resumes and applications for posted positions.

Marathon Petroleum Company LP (“MPC”) is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or other legally protected status.

Job Segment: Intern, Procurement, Summer Internship, Supply, Buyer, Entry Level, Operations

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