2023 Student Internship (U.S.) - Corporate Communications & External Affairs

Requisition ID:  266103

  • Grade:  Z
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Various Permanent Bechtel Office Locations 
  • Employee Referral Amount: [[erpAmount]] 
  • Salary Range: $17 - $28 an hour (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant. A 15% salary uplift is provided on top of base salary for positions that are worked in New York City or San Francisco, which is subject to change depending on market conditions.).


Bechtel has a strong tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting multiple industries. Bechtel's internship program was created to cultivate real-life industry interest based on hands-on experience. Many new university graduate hires began their careers at Bechtel as a student intern.


Corporate communications and external affairs interns will provide support to corporate, business and project teams in a variety of areas including business communications, media and public relations, social media, executive communications, issues management and crisis communications, marketing and branding, video production, graphic design, podcasts, and research. Additionally, assistance with data and document management or other non-technical related areas will be provided.


The total number of hires and start dates are subject to workload and business conditions. Locations will vary based on the business needs, and may include Reston, VA; Houston, TX; Washington, DC; along with various project sites.


General Job Duties

  • Performs research, writing, and assists in the compilation or background information on specific public affairs issues
  • Assists in monitoring media articles as they affect business
  • Performs a variety of tasks, including coordinating meetings and events, writing news releases and regional media alerts, developing articles for internal and external communications, and updating social media outlets (e.g. Facebook and Twitter)
  • Creates information products using graphic design
  • Responds to client inquiries and performs research for special assignments
  • Produces communication plans for internal and external initiatives
  • Demonstrates the character, desire, and commitment to work collaboratively with a team that prioritizes service to internal and external customers, and ultimately, achieving the overarching goals of the enterprise.


Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year bachelor’s degree program in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Broadcasting, Mass Communications or a related field from an accredited college or University
  • Completed at least two years of undergraduate studies
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check
  • Proficient in writing, editing, computer applications, and operating systems
  • Proficient in AP Stylebook writing guidelines


Preferred Qualifications

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point
  • Proficient writing experience
  • Experience in graphic design software, such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
  • Familiarity with web design, content management systems such as SharePoint or WordPress, and social media.
  • Advanced skills in written and oral communications
  • Demonstrated teamwork, strategic thinking, problem solving, strong interpersonal skills, initiative with professional discipline, motivation, and the desire to continually learn

At Bechtel, our employees enjoy a competitive total rewards package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, along with optional disability and supplemental insurance options, generous paid time off, paid holidays, paid parental leave, discretionary bonuses, and a well-designed 401K plan with matching and profit-sharing components. 

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.