CITGO Petroleum Corporation

Lk Chas Public Affairs Co-op/Intern

Requisition #
Lake Charles
# of Openings


Relocation Benefits Not Available for this Position


Employer will not sponsor visas for position

Job Summary


CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter, and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. CITGO has more than 3,400 employees, a combined aggregate crude oil refining capacity of 749,000 bpd and 48 owned and/or operated petroleum product terminals, which position us as one of the largest most complex independent refiners in the U.S.



Positions are available for Spring, Summer and Fall, 2018.


Duties of the Public Affairs Co-op/Intern will include a sampling of the four core components essential for day-to-day functions of the Government & Public Affairs department of the CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex:

•Communications—writing press releases, assisting with stories for the quarterly employee newsletter, photography, assisting with creative concepts for local advertising, coordinating local media buys and ad placements, implementing AP style in a professional environment
•Employee Relations—assisting with the coordination of events for CITGO employees and family
•Community Relations—coordinating sponsorships/contributions, participating in Team CITGO volunteer events and assisting with Partners in Education events
•Government Relations—coordinating events and/or speaking engagements with our local legislative delegation and elected officials

For the duration of this internship, the candidate will foster many professional relationships throughout the CITGO organization and the community including local media representatives and elected officials.

Job Details:
•Sliding salary scale based on classification
•Working hours: 30-40 hrs/week

•Flexible work schedule available (9-80)

Minimum Qualifications

Education Required:
•Full-time student (Junior or Senior) pursuing bachelor's degree in Mass Communications or Marketing or graduate student enrolled in MBA program

•Overall 3.0 GPA (Must provide proof of current GPA at time of hire to verify eligibility requirements are met)


Valid Driver's License


The Maritime Transportation Security Act requires all persons who will need unescorted access to a regulated facility to have a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), issued in accordance with the rules established by the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration. Candidates selected for employment must meet eligibility criteria to obtain a TWIC card. The following link lists the eligible criteria for all persons trying to obtain a TWIC card. To obtain more information on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), please visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website:

(Equal Opportunity Employer)


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