Summer Internship 2018 - Process Engineer Sunndal

Hydro is a global aluminium company with production, sales and trading activities throughout the value chain, from bauxite, alumina and energy generation to the production of primary aluminium and rolled products as well as recycling. Based in Norway, the company has 13,000 employees involved in activities in more than 40 countries on all continents. Rooted in more than a century of experience in renewable energy production, technology development and progressive partnerships, Hydro is committed to strengthening the viability of the customers and communities we serve.

In Sunndal, Hydro owns and operates the largest and one of the most modern primary aluminium plants in Europe. Our main products are extrusion ingots and primary foundry alloys which are used extensively in for example the car manufacturing industry. In addition to value added aluminium production, Sunndal is also one of our research and development hubs with extensive expertise in casthouse operations. 

Sunndal Carbon and Rodding shop is a raw material supplier for the potrom. We produce anodes with a production line with a paste plant, a furnace and a rodding shop. We are running the factory on a 24/7 basis.

As a student in Hydro, you take part in our joint efforts to create a more viable world where value creation, climate and energy go hand in hand; through continuous innovation, technological development and commercial skills, and by providing benefit to society through smart solutions in aluminum. It is an important social responsibility, and to us in Hydro also a business opportunity. Hydro has meant a difference for more than a hundred years, and together we will pave the way for another hundred years; only better, bigger and greener.

Area of Responsibility

You will get dedicated tasks during the summer, working in cooperation with our operators and process engineers, as well as challenges where you'll need to work individually.

Working with production prosesses, gives new challenges every day. No day is the same and the combination between analytics and practical work is perfect if you'd like to challenge your brain, but not sit behind a desk all day.

You will get to work with practical tasks (executing a measuring campaign), but also analytical tasks within our prosess system.


  • Minimum three years of completed engineering studies (various)
  • Good academic results
  • Preferably engagement through student activities
  • Strong communication and cooperation skills
  • Curious and result oriented attitude
  • Fluent in English

The Hydro Internship Program

Summer Internship in Hydro:

  • 8 weeks (mid. June to mid. August)
  • Theory into practice
  • Real tasks and challenges
  • Dedicated buddy/mentor
  • A taste of a potential career

Common program with all interns:

  • Two-day Introduction Program
  • Plant Visit / Excursion
  • Social Events
  • Group Case Assignment
  • Closing Event

Application Deadline: November 5th 2017

Join us. Make your talent count. Renew the future.

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Updated: September 22, 2017