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Human Resources Intern

Plains All American (PAA) is an industry-leading transportation and midstream provider specializing in transportation, storage, processing and marketing solutions for crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). We own an extensive network of pipeline transportation, terminalling, storage and gathering assets in key crude oil and NGL producing basins and transportation corridors and at major market hubs in the United States and Canada. On average, PAA handles more than 6 million barrels per day of crude oil and NGL in its Transportation segment. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

We are looking for highly-motivated students who enjoy working as part of a team in a dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment and have a strong interest in a career in the energy industry. The Plains Intern program offers interns the opportunity to learn and develop the skills they need to pursue long, successful careers in the energy industry.  

Interns are an integral part of our team, whose contributions help drive our business forward. Plains is proud to foster a culture where interns are empowered to ask questions and feel as though they are part of the team from day one.  We provide our interns with opportunities to build their professional networks through working alongside skilled professionals, mentors, and other students.

Plains’ Intern program is an opportunity to get hands-on experience and education aligned with each student’s degree in the oil and gas midstream sector.  Plains’ intern opportunities have been specifically designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply their academic studies and gain valuable experience through meaningful and challenging work. Plains offers one of the industry’s best formal training programs in which high achieving participants may become eligible to receive an offer to join Plains upon graduation. 


Human Resources Intern 


We are seeking a full-time temporary Human Resources Intern to join our Team in Houston, TX. This role will commence May 20, 2024 and work with the Talent Acquisition team.

 This position will be eligible to work under our hybrid work schedule and includes parking at our downtown Houston location.   

 As an HR Department we: 

  • Bring solutions to our challenges; 
  • Solve problems together; 
  • Commit to Excellence in everything we do; 
  • Have a continuous improvement mindset; 
  • Are proactive; 
  • Ask why before we take action; 
  • Numerate – we know our numbers; 
  • Deliver on our commitments; 
  • Have each other’s back; and 
  • "Heart" Workday – use data to make better decisions. 

 The successful candidate will participate in a variety of meaningful HR projects and activities that support our US and Canadian departments. Candidates should have an awareness of HR best practices and the technical skills to effectively assist with HR communications, content management and documentation.  



  • Support a variety of HR policy project initiatives within one or more of our HR specialist groups including, HRIS, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and HR Business Partners/Advisory; 
  • Aid and support the recruiting process including reviewing resumes, scheduling interviews, and providing applicant correspondence; 
  • Coordinate activities and events throughout the Summer Internship Program; 
  • Compile an annual Intern Booklet for our organization;  
  • Assist with the internship program by partnering with schools and universities across the US; 
  • Support process improvements for current HR processes and practices; 
  • Gather and compile data to use analytics that support our objectives;  
  • Assist in developing HR program/training materials (e.g. course content, user guides, training activities); 
  • Assist with HR file management and the migration of HR files to SharePoint; and 
  • Other duties and special projects, as assigned.  


  • Interns must be pursuing a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field;   
  • Previous internship/work experience is preferred; 
  • Previous internship/work experience in Talent Acquisition, HRIS, OD or Change Management capacity would be considered an asset; 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SharePoint; 
  • Comfortable with virtual collaboration and meeting software, including MS Teams; 
  • Ability to take initiative and the confidence to make suggestions for improvement; 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Solid interpersonal skills that support collaboration and productive working relationships; 
  • Interest in HR professional growth and development; 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; 
  • Ability to adapt and demonstrate flexibility in a fast-paced environment; 
  • Ability to work independently; 
  • Interns must be able and willing to relocate themselves to Houston for the duration of the work term 
  • Interns must be able to commit to a 13-week work term starting May 20, 2024, to be considered for the program; and 
  • Successful candidate must provide satisfactory references, complete a Criminal Background Check, and be in compliance with the Company’s Drug & Alcohol Policy including pre-employment drug & alcohol testing. 

Documents to include in when submitting your application:  


Copy of your unofficial transcript (you must include this in order to be considered) 


Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application through Handshake or our company website (note you will not be considered if you apply through your university’s job board). All applications should be submitted on/or before February 25, 2024.   

Salary details estimated by job boards such as Indeed, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn do not represent Plains’ compensation structure. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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