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About the Role:
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05 The Role: S&P Global Commodity Insights is seeking summer interns to work directly with one or more price reporting and strategic engagement teams across oil, natural gas, power, chemicals, shipping, metals, LNG, agriculture, and/or energy transition markets. The intern will learn how we generate the content that powers Platts' price assessments and news produced for the markets that we cover. The intern will learn about market reporting and price formation processes in addition to generating news coverage, performing research, and working on special projects. This internship will go from June 10 th to August 16 th . For best consideration please apply by Monday , March 25th .

The Location : Houston TX (relocation assistance not available)

The Team: Our team is global and team members are considered specialists in the market(s) in which they work.

The Impact:
  • We are looking for world-class thinkers to join us at S&P Global Commodity Insights, the principal provider of commodity price assessments and information to approximately 13,000 customers in 150 countries. The content you generate and the relationships you build are essential to the commodities markets we cover.
  • Join a company with a strong history of growth and a globally diverse workforce with offices spanning five continents. You will be known as a respected source of essential commodity market information and part of a renowned brand. Our real-time news, pricing and analytical services help markets operate with transparency and efficiency.
  • Get the best of both worlds: a nimble, highly specialized company and a business casual culture with the benefits and backing of S&P Global - a company that champions development and growth, as well as work-life balance.
  • Price reporters provide insightful market commentaries that demonstrate Platts' thought leadership across the globe, showcasing our ability to spot key trends that help customers better anticipate market-moving events.
What's in it for you:
  • 10-week summer internship commencing in June 202 4
  • Training and mentorship - including Basics of Market Reporting & Editorial Standards, as well as training on commodity markets, editing, reporting, and writing
  • Opportunity to learn about various aspects of oil, power, natural gas, LNG, chemicals, metals, agriculture, shipping and/or energy transition markets, and contribute to critical research projects
  • Exposure to a number of market subjects including supply and demand, infrastructure, geopolitics, transportation, and regulation, and how these subjects impact respective markets
  • Shadow experienced Price Reporters in assigned markets
  • Receive hands-on research and reporting experience
  • Conduct research and writing assignments for potential publication
  • Identify drivers moving daily markets
  • Complete research and/or specials projects
  • Become skilled in successful interviewing techniques and how to obtain data for commentary
  • Write concise, informative commentary and research pieces
  • Verify source information through appropriate channels
  • Learn and demonstrate understanding of Platts price assessment and Market-on-Close process
  • Students graduating in Fall 202 4 or Spring 2025 are preferred; Master's students also considered
  • Journalism majors are preferred but all majors are welcome
  • Strong communication skills (good verbal skills, listening techniques, and a clear, concise writing style)
  • Problem-solving, time-management, attention to detail & strong organizational skills
  • Intellectually curious, and the ability to learn quickly and produce high-quality results
  • Some knowledge of social media and web technologies ( e.g. HTML)
  • Significant comfort level with suite of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • This program is limited to those who are a US citizen, lawful permanent resident (LPR), asylee or refugee.
About S&P Global Commodity Insights
At S&P Global Commodity Insights, our complete view of global energy and commodities markets enables our customers to make decisions with conviction and create long-term, sustainable value.
We're a trusted connector that brings together thought leaders, market participants, governments, and regulators to co-create solutions that lead to progress. Vital to navigating Energy Transition, S&P Global Commodity Insights' coverage includes oil and gas, power, chemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.
S&P Global Commodity Insights is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world's leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today.

For more information, visit


What's In It For You?

Our Purpose:
Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence , pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:
We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.

We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.
For more information on benefits by country visit:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation - Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn't stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to:

and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.


203 - Entry Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), EDTGRP203 - Entry Professional (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 298479
Posted On: 2024-03-14
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

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