human resources development program

Chevron’s human resources development program (HRDP) prepares you for a dynamic career with Chevron – a global organization focused on growth and innovation.

who we hire

The HRDP is designed for graduate students currently enrolled in a Master’s in Human Resources/Labor Relations program or an MBA program with a concentration in Human Resources. We look for candidates that possess the following characteristics:

  • Leadership potential
  • Ability to deliver results and manage projects effectively
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills and influencing capability
  • Commitment to a long-term career in human resources
  • Willingness to be geographically mobile, both domestically and internationally
  • Three to five years of prior work experience preferable

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment visas or consider individuals on time-limited visa status for this position

what you'll do

The HRDP is a challenging program designed to develop a pipeline of future HR leaders by enhancing your skills and providing a variety of opportunities throughout the enterprise (Upstream, Midstream, Downstream and Corporate groups).

full time program

  • Two-year program, four 6-month rotations (3 domestic and 1 international)
  • Develop HR capabilities and business acumen
  • Contribute valuable work to HR function and business

summer intern program

Internship assignments mirror the experience and responsibilities of HR professionals and are designed to be challenging and rewarding.

  • 10–12 week internship
  • San Ramon, CA or Houston, TX
  • Business-driven assignments
  • Variety of HR roles
  • Contribute value-add work
  • Develop important HR competencies and business acumen

what to expect

Assignments may be in the following areas:

  • HR business partner 
  • Projects & planning
  • Compensation & benefits
  • Labor relations
  • Organizational capability
  • Strategy & planning

your continued growth

While in the program, you’ll receive guidance from the program manager, senior HR leaders, as well as an assigned mentor. You’ll also receive regular performance feedback during each rotation assignment.

after the program

The program’s end is just the beginning of your career at Chevron. Your future assignments will continue to be shaped by your interests, performance and development areas, as well as Chevron’s evolving business needs. A personnel development representative will review and guide your continued career development.

"The level of exposure to various areas of the business and the opportunity to make impactful contributions is what sets this program apart. The program intentionally paves the way to build and leverage talented individuals to grow in their leadership capabilities."


Texas A&M University Class of ‘15

where you'll work

HRDP assignments are based on business needs as well as program participant’s development interests. Working in various locations and business units, you’ll learn about our value chain and develop a strong network across Chevron.

Past rotational assignment locations:

United States locations

  • Bakersfield, CA 
  • Covington, LA 
  • El Segundo, CA 
  • Houston, TX 
  • Midland, TX
  • Pascagoula, MS 
  • Richmond, CA 
  • San Ramon, CA

International locations

  • Angola
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan 
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Venezuela

"The HRDP provides invaluable international experiences. While I am based in the U.S. in my current role, my assignments have allowed me to work with people across the globe in countries like Angola, the U.K. and Singapore."


Michigan State University Class of ‘18

how to apply

Please look for us on campus or at one of the professional diversity conferences we attend.