Newfield Exploration - Careers

Campus Recruiting

Recent Grads

Newfield's University Recruitment Program brings in graduating students from multiple areas of study into exciting oil and gas careers within our domestic offices. Newfield is a fast-paced environment with a focus on getting the job done.

"I value the fact that there are people here who are willing to mentor me and train me to help me grow in my career."

"Newfield gives employees the opportunity to advance and learn different disciplines within the company. It gives entry level employees the drive to exceed and work up the ladder."


Each fall semester Newfield selects top students from multiple Universities and industry events across the nation to participate in a three month internship program to learn the oil and gas business as Newfield sees it. Interns are provided a strategically selected mentor and project according to their studies and experiences. Our comprehensive program is focused to assure a solid transition from student to a petroleum industry professional.

Universities where we recruit:
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Louisiana State University
  • Montana Tech
  • Penn State University
  • Rice University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Texas
  • University of Tulsa
  • Western State College of Colorado
Majors we pursue:
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Energy Management and Petroleum Land Management
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology


Hear what our Interns had to say!

"Working as an intern at Newfield is nothing short of awesome! As an intern you are given projects that are very important and require a high amount of responsibility. Multiple projects that I have worked on have definitely made an impact on the company. After having had three internships with Newfield, I can say knowingly that employees all across the company truly care about their interns and want us to succeed just as much as we want to succeed. "

"Working for Newfield, I learned not only the technical aspects of the industry, but gained the professional development associated with a corporate environment that embraces creativity while remaining results driven. I have enjoyed the ways in which the structure at Newfield, as well as the corporate culture, allowed me to dive as deep as my curiosity was willing to take me. Newfield is not in the habit of suppressing creativity, and this helps keep every day exciting, because you never know what is going to come to the table. And more than anything, after having worked at other independent operators, Newfield seemed to put so much less focus on age or experience, and so much more focus on where your strengths are and what every individual has to offer. It was great to work in an environment that treated us as equals, not as interns."

"A summer working with Newfield is definitely one to write home about. Every intern gets a project, and the amount of responsibility that they give interns makes the job extremely rewarding. Coming in as a freshman was nerve racking, but everyone at Newfield was more than happy to assist in any way possible. With the help of my mentors, I learned more in 3 months than I ever thought possible.

My Newfield experience was full of excitement and challenges which helped me to grow in knowledge and as a person. There is not a better company to get you excited about working in the oil and gas industry. Working with Newfield was the best career choice I could have made and I wouldn't trade it for the world."

Scholarship Program

Newfield Exploration's annual scholarship program is a way for Newfield to give back to Universities in a meaningful way and financially help students attain their educational goals. Recipients are selected by each University department's scholarship committee. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students in the fields of Petroleum Engineering, Geology, Geophysics and Energy Management.


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