Environmental Summer Intern 2020 (Paid)

  • BNSF
  • Fort Worth, TX, USA
  • Oct 15, 2019
Internship- Paid Cultural Resources Environmental Science - Engineering GIS - Remote Sensing Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Sustainability Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

Apply early as this job may be filled at any time

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: Fort Worth, TX

Anticipated Start Date: 05/27/2020  
End Date: 08/11/2020
Salary Range: $3,825 - $4,100 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. 


  • Assist the Manager of Environmental Operations with various tasks related to environmental compliance, sustainability, project permitting and planning.
  • Specific areas of work include:
    • Permitting for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
    • Permitting for Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
    • Permitting for Section 402 of the Clean Water Act
    • Sustainability metrics and report content validation
    • Sustainability and Permitting benchmarking
    • Systems and Process assessment and continuous improvement
    • Compliance, GIS and/or Hazardous Materials related projects 

Additionally, qualified candidates must be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Work effectively in a team environment.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate ability to compete tasks regardless of obstacles 


  • Primarily an office environment, with some field activities.
  • Normal office hours, Monday through Friday, with weekend or evening work as required. 


  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work. 


  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above for engineering majors OR cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above for non-engineering majors.
  • Current enrollment in a 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. 


  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Pursuit of a degree in one of the following:  Natural Science (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) or Engineering program with an emphasis in environmental.
  • Graduation date prior to September 1, 2021.
  • Previous work experience in related field.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (specifically Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • GIS and database experience is preferred. 


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 workplace 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 http://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.

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Salary Range: $3,825 - $4,100 per month