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College Recruiting

On-Campus Recruting

SM Energy provides exciting work experiences in the oil and gas industry.  Each fall, we recruit top petro-technical talent from a number of universities for our Summer Internship Program.  Look for us on one of the following campuses:

  • Colorado School of Mines (Engineering and Geoscience)
  • Montana Tech (Engineering)
  • Texas A&M University (Engineering and Geoscience)
  • Texas Tech University (Engineering and Land Management)
  • University of Montana (Geoscience)
  • University of Oklahoma (Land Management)
  • New Mexico Tech (Geoscience)
  • Texas Tech University (Land Management)

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Summer Intern Program

SM Energy offers a robust and impactful summer intern program that provides students with a rewarding work experience during a 10 to 12-week period. Each intern focuses on a key discipline within SM Energy and is challenged with meaningful work and practical learning.

Internship disciplines include drilling, completions, production or reservoir engineering, geology, geophysics, and land management. Not only do interns work on projects with significant value to the Company, they also observe field operations activities and participate in community service events to further their professional and personal development. All interns entering their graduation year conclude their summer experience by presenting a report on some aspect of their work to senior leadership at our corporate headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

Compass Program

SM Energy’s Compass Program is a two-year development program for technical professionals as they begin their careers with SM Energy. This rotation-based program is designed to provide engineers, geoscientists, and landmen with a multi-disciplinary and experience-based foundation of technical and professional skills. The Compass Program helps these employees get connected, sharpen their skills and jumpstart their journey toward a rewarding career at SM Energy.

Below details the Compass Program rotations by discipline:

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For questions related to On-Campus College Recruiting, the Summer Intern Program or the Compass Program, please contact college.recruiting@sm-energy.com.