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Internship Opportunities

Excellence, Innovation, Commitment, Integrity and Stewardship are the core values upon which we built our Company. If you are currently pursuing a degree and want to share your ideas in a real-world setting, then SunCoke is where you want to apply.

SunCoke recruits college students with diverse backgrounds and exposes them to a variety of technical career opportunities across our locations. Interns develop a broad base of experience early in their careers by being involved in multiple projects. Come be part of a team that works together to interpret business challenges, create solutions, and help lead our company to success.

Internship & MBA Opportunities

Our Internship Program provides you with real-world projects, allowing you to have a part of the SunCoke experience. You will work hands-on, side-by-side with our experienced teams. We are eager to help you grow and learn about our business. Our exciting Internship possibilities are below. Let us know which one is the best fit for you.

Audit Internship

As an Audit Intern you will perform professional internal auditing work, such as conducting performance, financial and compliance audit projects, providing value-added services to our management and staff, and providing input to the development of the annual audit plan. This position maintains all professional and ethical standards. You will get the opportunity to use your independent judgment as you participate in projects with limited supervision.

Process Technology Engineering Internship

This Field Engineering position has the potential for 30%-50% travel to our domestic coke plants. This role supports the operational needs of the Technology group by conducting field trials, collecting and analyzing data sets, troubleshooting, optimizing initiatives, assessing asset utilization and improving efficiencies.

Reliability Engineer Internship

As a Reliability Engineer Intern you may travel 10%-20% of the time to our domestic coke and coal logistics facilities depending on your assigned project. Your role may support plant operational needs by conducting field equipment assessments, collecting and analyzing data, troubleshooting and investigating equipment failures to improve the asset utilization of the facility.

MBA Development Program

As a member of SunCoke’s MBA Development Program within the Finance department, you will be exposed to several areas of SunCoke’s team, including Accounting External Reporting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Investor Relations, Audit, Tax and Treasury. Participants engage in projects ranging from tackling near-term functional problems to resolving long-term strategic issues, often times assisting with requests from SunCoke’s Executive Committee. You will help grow our business, improve efficiency within functional areas, drive best practice process improvement and provide organizational leadership. You will also gain an understanding of the broad scope of SunCoke’s business through cross-functional projects and assignments.

“Working with the Modeling Group as a part of Technology at SunCoke Energy has been an amazing experience. Members in the group come from impressive backgrounds and are highly proficient at their roles. The work I was given was challenging, but the group is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of educational resources. The culture is notably supportive; members are open to learn from each other and engage in detailed discussion of ideas and results. As one of Chicago’s best and brightest companies, SunCoke Energy offers a very well-managed internship program, making full use of the intern’s capabilities and actively integrating them into the SunCoke community.”

      - Hilbert Li, Technology Intern

“My internship with Suncoke Energy provided me with valuable hands-on experience. Not only was I able to apply what I studied in school, but I also learned a lot more about general engineering practices. The thing that I valued most was that I was given the opportunity to lead my projects. This enabled me to work on different aspects of a project lifecycle and helped me develop project management skills. I think the experiences and the skills that I have acquired over the term of my internship will serve as a solid foundation for my engineering career.”

      - Rakshak Khanna, Technology Intern

“My internship experience at SunCoke has been tremendously valuable. From the start I got involved with several projects which not only challenged me, but strengthened my engineering thinking and approach. I have learned a lot about coke-making process and got the opportunity to work on my own research project focused on optimization of the process. Everyone in the company was very friendly and was always willing to help and share their knowledge with me. In the future I want to become a Process Engineer and SunCoke gave me the opportunity to try what it’s like to be a process engineer and helped me realize that it is something I enjoy doing!”

      - Nataliya Kuvshynova, Technology Intern

“My 2013 internship at SunCoke Energy immersed me in the world of computational modeling, which honed my engineering skills, improved my interpersonal skills, and expanded my understanding of the business world. I was able to make meaningful contributions to my team and was offered the guidance of incredibly passionate, intelligent mentors who took a personal interest in my success. Furthermore, SunCoke gave me the flexibility to develop my understanding of the relevant computational methods as well as the underlying physics. I was encouraged to explore concepts and tools that were both interesting to me and practically useful in industry. SunCoke provided me an abundance of resources that ensured my successful transition from the classroom to the jobsite.”

      - Rubin Torf, Technology Intern

“The internship involved multiple facets of corporate finance and it was a great opportunity to understand work culture in corporate finance. My main aim during this internship was to figure out whether or not the daily work routine, office environment and group dynamics fits well with my expectations. The quality of projects which I worked on was very high and I also got a lot of visibility within the office. The interns at the company are treated equally with full-time employees and you get the opportunity to learn from so many experienced professionals. It is a great opportunity to figure out your future career path and can help you make the most important decision of your life.”

      - Shantanu Agrawal, Finance Intern

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