io intern competition

io is pleased to announce a competition to find an intern

Entrants are asked to submit a written response to the following question. A shortlist of the best entrants will be invited to interview from which an individual will be selected to join io as a paid intern during July and August 2018.

Entries are welcome from students of all subjects, however a techno-economic response to the question is expected.


An oil & gas operator is looking to develop an onshore discovery in the Middle East. How might you, as an io consultant, generate a business case for the Operator to develop the field?

Key components to consider:

  • / Stakeholders’ objectives and value drivers;
  • / Distance to market;
  • / Local agreements;
  • / Technical aspects, including specifications and environmental constraints;
  • / Economic and commercial factors;
  • / Risks and opportunities, and;
  • / Logistics & security.
  • / Special consideration will be given to responses that demonstrate disruptive and/or innovative thinking.

Entries should be sent to

Please include a CV with your entry.

 terms and conditions

By entering the competition, all entrants are agreeing to accept the following Terms and Conditions:

  1. Only entries in PDF or Word will be accepted
  2. Entries exceeding the word count limit of 1,000 words will not be considered
  3. io reserve the right, should there be no suitable candidate at interview stage, not to award an internship
  4. the internship will be based in io’s London office
  5. io will not provide accommodation for the successful candidate
  6. io will not provide sponsorship, all entrants must have a right to work in the UK
  7. the internship will be paid the London Living Wage, the amount payable will be subject to any deduction of taxes required by law
  8. No alternative prize is available
  9. The deadline for entries is 23:59 (GMT) on 16th March 2018. Entries after this time will not be considered, and entries that don’t comply with these Terms and Conditions won’t be considered either.
  10. Entry to the competition is by emailing
  11. By entering this competition, entrants consent for their entry to be published on io’s website and social media channels.
  12. io’s decision on any issue connected to this competition is final
  13. io reserves the right to cancel this competition or vary these Terms and Conditions at any time by giving notice on the io website
  14. interviews are currently scheduled for mid-April 2018