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Engineering Summer Intern 2021 (Paid)

Date: Sep 15, 2020
Location: Albuquerque, NM, US, 87102
Company: BNSF
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The Summer Internship Program provides interns an opportunity to learn more about how our efficient, safe and “green” rail network supports the global supply chain. Interns participate in group events and projects, experiencing first-hand what it is like to be a full-time BNSF employee. Operating one of the largest railroads in North America, we have countless opportunities for interns to develop their skills, create new ideas and even travel! 
The program begins with an extensive corporate orientation in Fort Worth, Texas. During the training period, interns receive a company overview and interact with company leaders. Following orientation, interns receive on-the-job training according to their assigned group. The summer will be spent in Fort Worth or in a field location that can be anywhere on BNSF's system. The objective of our Summer Internship Program is to find students that will join us after graduation as part of our Management Trainee Program. 
Relocation assistance may be provided to interns who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their permanent residence. 
Work Location: System Wide
Start Date: 06/02/2021  
End Date: 08/10/2021
Salary Range: $4,312.50 per month  
Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding potential interviews, testing, and hiring events for this position. Please check your e-mail on a daily basis. 
SUMMER RELOCATION WILL BE REQUIRED. A candidate can be relocated to any location across the BNSF system (see System Map on website An ideal candidate should be very flexible regarding location. Work location could place and Intern anywhere on BNSF's operating system. 
Interns' job duties will mainly include supporting ongoing projects while job shadowing engineering leaders with a focus on maintaining or improving the rail infrastructure. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed below.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Act as a positive role model in a group; work effectively with others.
  • Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations. 
Interns will have the opportunity to participate in the Track department and will additionally spend time with each of the Engineering Departments (Signal, Engineering Services, and Structures) as well as interact with additional BNSF departments: 
  • Plan, coordinate and observe various types of production and maintenance activities in the efficient, safe and economical performance of their duties.
  • Ensure track structure is maintained to meet BNSF and FRA standards.
  • Work with NOC dispatchers and other operating personnel to ensure proper coordination of track windows in order to make production goals.
  • Coordinate track maintenance work with contractors and other departments to maximize work efforts and train operations.
  • Perform pre-job surveys and ensure quality control by walking, hi-rail and track inspections.
  • Follow up on safety issues, maintain contact with field personnel and help enhance overall quality and safety guidelines.
  • Ensure compliance and application of company policies, i.e., BNSF's Equal Employment Policy, applicable safety rules, union agreements, FRA standards and government regulations. 
  • Primarily outdoors in all working conditions with some indoor work. 
  • Environment requires personal protective equipment (i.e. hard hat, safety glasses, safety vest and gloves provided by BNSF). 
  • Hours are irregular with a minimum of 40 hours per week.
  • Schedule could involve nights, weekends, and holidays, as BNSF is a 24 X 7 work environment.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work 
  • I have a 2.70 or higher cumulative GPA with a degree in Engineering or Construction Management OR a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA with a non-Engineering degree. 
  • Current enrollment in a Construction Management or Engineering Bachelor’s or graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of application and throughout the duration of the internship.
  • Less than three (3) years of work experience in a professional work environment.  When calculating work experience, EXCLUDE internships or positions held while in high school or college.
  • Authorization to work in the US without Company sponsorship now AND in the future.
  • Ability to relocate to an assigned location within the BNSF Network for the summer.
  • Valid Driver's License. 
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Obtaining Bachelor’s Degree or higher Construction Management, Civil Engineering or a related discipline. 
  • Graduation date prior to September 1, 2022.
  • Experience working in an engineering or construction related environment.
  • Experience working outdoors or in an industrial environment.
  • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication skills 
BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to:
  • Relocation Stipend
  • Summer Lodging Stipend
  • Potential for offer of fulltime position
  • Paid Internship 
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 
  • Criminal history
  • Last 7 years of driving history
  • Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  • Social Security number
  • Education 
  • Medical evaluation
  • Drug Screen
  • Other elements as needed
BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free. 
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at
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