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Global Security Intern


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  79785
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Global Security & Crisis Management
Division:  HS&E, Global Engineering and Turnarounds

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

Basic Function

Interested in learning about how the private sector partners with governments to proactively protect the nation’s critical infrastructure as part of the overall homeland security strategy?  Or, how your criminal justice skills can be applied within a multinational corporation to manage multiple, complex business security risks, ranging from crisis management, asset protection, and protective intelligence, to supply chain security, physical security, and fraud, due diligence, and cyber-crime investigations as a means of creating real value for shareholders?

 If so, then LyondellBasell, a $52 billion petrochemical company headquartered in Houston, Texas with refinery and manufacturing operations in 17 countries has one for-credit, paid internship opportunity for upper level undergraduate, as well as graduate students, who would like to learn more about how security related risk is managed within a leading global corporation.  

Roles & Responsibilities

What You Will Learn During the Internship:

How complex security risk assessments of high value corporate facilities, operations, and assets are conducted, and how those assessments support national homeland security strategies.

How open source intelligence is collected, evaluated, and analyzed to develop threat assessments and comprehensive risk forecasts, which in turn serve as the foundation for building risk-based global security programs within the company.

How corporate investigations are conducted in various international legal jurisdictions and how the lessons learned from investigations can be extracted and applied to support global business goals and objectives.

How corporate crisis management and business continuity programs are customized to corporate / industry risk profiles so as to minimize security risk while directly supporting global business operations. 

How proactive, intelligence based supply chain security and asset protection programs are integrated into business models to enable operations within high-risk international markets.

How multi-dimensional global security risk management strategies are developed and then implemented in a manner that adds quantifiable value to business operations.  

LyondellBasell is committed to providing interns with a broad-based experience so they understand the vital strategic and tactical roles of the corporate global security department within today’s multinational corporation.  In addition, interns will be exposed to the dynamic, challenging and personally rewarding career opportunities within the petro-chemical industry for talented corporate security professionals. 

Min. Qualifications

Upper level undergraduate or graduate student(s) who is majoring in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Global Security, or Security Management and who has at least one (1) recommendation from a university faculty member

Able to work 25 hours per week at our Downtown Houston location

Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, where 3.5 or above is preferred

Be able to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test

Willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement relating to LyondellBasell confidential and proprietary information

Successfully complete an on-site interview for the intern position at our Downtown Houston location

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship for employment visa status

Preferred Qualifications

Interest in understanding how corporations utilize the skills of a security and/or criminal justice professional to create value for their shareholders

Strong work ethic in a professional corporate setting

Excellent communicator with good writing and presentation skills

Excellent Critical Thinking, Research, and Analysis skills

Interest in international cultures, geo-political, and economic issues that impact the security environment

Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word, Power Point, Excel, Access, and Outlook

Excellent prioritization and time management skills


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Position not elegible for referral bonus.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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