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2023 University Graduate (U.S.) - International Affairs Research Analyst

Requisition ID:  259801

Bechtel has a long 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.


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


Job Duties:

  • Conduct research into political and economic conditions in countries such as the Middle East, China and Africa.  Generate briefing materials for supervisor and other Country managers as needed
  • Assist Country Managers when visiting the DC office by scheduling meetings, conducting meeting preparation, attending meetings, take notes during meetings
  • Demonstrated knowledge of foreign affairs (China, Africa, Middle East, etc.) or studies in school for those countries and locations
  • Demonstrated government work/research experience
  • May write briefings for Bechtel executive leadership on international development



  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in Foreign Affairs, Economics, Regional Studies, International Business, or a related field in the last 12 months or anticipate obtaining in the next 12 months
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal. 
  • Ability to function effectively to gather information on the phone
  • Strong organizational and analytics skills
  • Self-starter, ability to conduct research and make recommendations, write reports
  • Ability to commute to Washington DC to attend various meetings/seminars
  • International travel experience a plus, but not required
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel, Access, and LexisNexis is preferred


Languages:  English required

Travel:  Not required, other than commute to DC Office from Reston


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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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.

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