Accounting Intern (Multiple Summer 2024 Internships Available)

Plains All American Pipeline LP

Houston, TX

Job Type:

Intern/Student (Fixed Term)

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.

Plains’ Intern Program offers students 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 students 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 which is aligned with each student’s degree, in the oil and gas midstream sector. Plains’ intern opportunities have been specifically designed to provide students 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.

Accounting Intern – Multiple Opportunities Available

We have multiple 3-month Accounting Intern opportunities available across a variety of business groups. These roles are based in our downtown Houston office and will commence on May 20, 2024. The successful candidates will be exposed to sub-disciplines within Accounting and Finance that will put the knowledge obtained through university into practice. Successful candidates will also participate in several meaningful projects that are designed to both impact the bottom line of Plains business success and develop skills necessary for our graduate opportunities that strong performing interns may become eligible for upon graduation.

Our Accounting Intern opportunities are available in the following groups:

  • Financial Accounting

  • Financial Reporting

  • JV and Regulatory Accounting

  • Pipeline Accounting

  • Crude Oil Accounting

  • Internal Audit


  • Assist & support senior team members in various ad-hoc & reoccurring projects involving the gathering, consolidating, analyzing, and presenting of company and commodity market data;

  • Assist in analyzing and developing various Accounting initiatives & ideas to support Plains’ asset and commodity logistics business;

  • Creating and updating reports based on both internal proprietary company data, and commodity market data using Microsoft tools, Oracle, and SharePoint;

  • Utilize the latest technologies available to support senior team members in creating more efficient and streamlined processes for analyzing and presenting data to make business decisions;

  • Develop an understanding of both processes and the overall function of the assigned business group;

  • Achieve and complete assigned tasks as outlined at the beginning of the work term;

  • Complete and present an assigned project; and

  • Attend internal/external meetings, where applicable.


  • Interns must be pursuing an undergraduate (bachelors) degree in Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, and/or Energy Commerce;

  • Previous work terms are considered an asset;

  • Ideal candidates are analytical, creative, connected, and entrepreneurial;

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SharePoint;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;

  • Proven flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing business conditions;

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while demonstrating strong analytical and organizational skills;

  • Preference will be given to a student who will be returning to university to finish their undergraduate degree following the completion of this work term;

  • Interns must be able and willing to relocate themselves to Houston for the entire duration of the work term;

  • Interns must be able to commit to a 3-month work term starting May 20, 2024 to be considered for the program;

  • The successful candidate must comply with the Company’s Drug & Alcohol Policy including pre-employment testing; and

  • The successful candidate must provide satisfactory references and complete a Criminal Background Check.

Documents required with your application:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

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

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application(s) online through our company website or your campus’ career center before September 30th, 2023 to be considered for the position.

As a student at Plains you'll receive a competitive compensation, industry leading work experience, and the opportunity to take part in a variety of social events with colleagues.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For our summer internship program, we look for sophomores, juniors, or seniors, working toward a bachelor's degree with solid academic credentials along with significant extracurricular involvement. Strong written and verbal communications skills are key to our business as well as having strong attention to detail. Students must demonstrate effective planning and organizational skills, proficiency with Microsoft products (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and a strong desire to learn more about the Oil and Gas business.

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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