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Engineering Summer Intern 2021

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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 www.bnsf.com). 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.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.bnsf.com.