VC Internship @ Equinor Technology Ventures in Houston, TX

Equinor Technology Ventures (ETV) is looking for an intern who will work with ETV’s Houston team. ETV is Equinor’s corporate venture unit focusing on oil and gas related investments in startup companies. The team consists of 14 experienced investment professionals in Norway and the U.S. ETV has been an active venture investor since the 1990s and enjoys a very solid track record both in terms of implementation and financial returns.

The Houston team is looking for an enthusiastic intern who can participate and contribute in several parts of the venture investment process. The tasks are expected to be the following:

  • Meet with startup companies in search of venture capital
  • Perform market analysis on investment opportunities
  • Update financial models in excel, e.g. capitalization tables, transaction records, valuations and exit scenarios
  • Take part in investment due diligence
  • Contribute to internal investment presentations and decision memorandums
  • Participate in the ETV team’s investment decision meetings
  • Engage in discussions with Equinor technical experts, to analyze startups from a technical point of view and establish the attractiveness of technology implementations within Equinor’s operations

At the end of the internship the intern will be expected to deliver a final report and a presentation to the ETV investment team, summarizing his/her experiences and learnings and recommendations to the team. The team will assist and coach the intern in this work.


The right candidate will display several, but not necessary all, of the following experience and personal qualities:

  • BS or MS level educational technical and/or financial background
  • Strong command of the English language, both oral and written
  • Strong interest both in the technical aspects of oil and gas exploration and production, and the financial disciplines including corporate finance and company valuation methods
  • Eager to gain and combine learnings from diverse disciplines and settings
  • Structured and well organized
  • Analytical with strong communication skills
  • An active listener

Personal Qualities

Ability to live by our safety and security expectations

Use foresight, and identify opportunities and challenges

Be imaginative, ambitious and stimulate new ideas

Challenge accepted truths and enter unfamiliar territory

Make clear demands on each other and push for constructive change

Understand and manage risk

Be truthful and act with integrity

Be curious, work together and share experience

Promote and value diversity

Communicate in a precise way, give and accept constructive feedback

Bring up ethical issues and challenges immediately

Deliver on promises

Continuously develop sound expertise, demonstrate commercial awareness and customer orientation

Strive for simplification and clarity, and focus on value-adding activities

Act decisively and be loyal to decisions

Show dedication and endurance, follow through and pay attention to important details

Cause zero harm to people and prevent accidents

Reduce the negative impact of our activities and products on the environment

Act within the law and comfortably within our own ethical policy

Demonstrate social responsibility and contribute to sustainable development

Respect the individual, help others to succeed and contribute to a positive working environment

We Offer

A global career kick start. We encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities our global company offers across multiple disciplines and geographies; exchange ideas and learn from others.

Rewards. We offer a range of reward programs within one Equinor framework adapted to the local market.

Wellness and work-life balance. Our employees’ health and well-being are a priority and we appreciate that our employees have commitments outside of work. Whether for family or individual needs, flexibility is important to us all. We recognize that in order for you to be the best version of yourself in the workplace, being able to collect your children, attend a class or simply enjoy social time can be invaluable.

An inclusive culture. We believe embracing our differences makes us stronger and an inclusive culture is a vital part of our working environment. Diversity for us embraces experience, competence, age, gender, education, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, disabilities, and more – everything that helps shape our thoughts and perspectives. True inclusion means being able to bring your whole self to work, and for everyone to feel accepted and valued.

Equinor provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

General Information

Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English. Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



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