Intern Co-op Supply Chain Summer 2022

Website Marathon Petroleum


Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) offers internship and co-op opportunities to high-performing college students who want meaningful hands-on experiences in their fields of study. The following core values guide MPC’s approach to doing business: health and safety; environmental stewardship; integrity; corporate citizenship; and diversity and inclusion. Interns and co-ops work side by side with experienced professionals as contributing members of diverse work teams who create value for the company’s shareholders. MPC believes that how we conduct our business is just as important as the bottom line.


As an intern with MPC, you will be assigned to work in either a procurement or material control capacity. In both roles, you will develop an awareness of MPC’s commitment to high ethical standards, environmental stewardship and employee safety. You will also work to establish and maintain rapport with suppliers as well as MPC’s employees and management. Based upon location and organizational assignment, each role as outlined below, allows the intern to take on a number of challenging and exciting responsibilities.

Procurement Responsibilities:

Develop a knowledgeable background regarding MPC’s policies and procedures related to procurement, contracts, and materials management
Develop an understanding of MPC’s category management, contract management and supplier diversity processes
Become familiar with the materials, equipment, and services procured for the operations of MPC’s components
Play a hands-on role in the purchasing of indirect goods and services
Engage in cross-functional category management activities
Gain an understanding of market and spend analysis
Prepare and analyze bid packages
Negotiate contractual terms and commercial issues
Complete projects and tasks related to inventory control, transportation, and logistics
Material Control Responsibilities:

Develop an understanding of MPC’s terms of stock and non-stock material inventories including material control, warehousing, and logistics
Become familiar with MPC’s policies and procedures related to inventory control, warehouse management, and inventory accounting
Develop competency in use of inventory control systems
Assist with inventory consolidation and reduction projects
Review and set up new warehouse inventory
Complete total cost of ownership reviews
Work to implement reorder optimization
Provide project and turnaround support in staging and tracking inventory
Grant approval of re-supply requirements and daily cycle count reconciliation
Engage in projects and tasks related to logistics, scrap/surplus materials, and Warehouse Management Technologies

Desired Majors: Bachelors in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Distribution, Integrated Supply Management, and/or Logistics.
Strong academic performance
Candidates must be authorized to work in the US on a full-time indefinite basis without the need for employment visa sponsorship now or in the future.
Positions are available summer
Concurrent enrollment in a degree seeking program throughout duration of experience
Military experience a plus
About Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation’s largest refining system. MPC’s marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon brand retail outlets. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interest in MPLX LP, a midstream company that owns and operates gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.

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