The Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section has helped place many of its scholarship recipients in summer internships during the past few years. Internships give the students hands-on experience in the petroleum industry and an idea of what daily engineering work is like. This experience makes our scholarship recipients greater assets as new hires to the companies that employ them after graduation. These internships benefit both the students and your companies.

To follow through with our commitment to encourage high school seniors to enter the petroleum field, the SPE GCS works to place many of these students in jobs during the summer before they start college. This year we anticipate having a large number of our scholarship recipients interested in summer internships.

We ask you and your companies for help in placing these students in summer jobs. Please consider reserving a place in your summer 2005 internship program for at least one high school senior SPE GCS scholarship recipient. We have resume packets of scholarship recipients ready for you to review.

If you are interested in hiring one of these students for this summer, please contact SPE GCS Internship Chair Kelly Barber, Kinder Morgan Inc., at KBarber@huntpetroleum.com or (713) 369-9234.