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2020 Student Internship (U.S.) - Chemical Engineer

Requisition ID:  221475



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.


Chemical Engineering interns work in multi-disciplinary teams and provide support to solve problems involving the production or use of chemicals and bio-chemicals.


The total number of interns and start dates 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.


General Job Duties:

Chemical Engineering interns may be responsible for:

  • preparing flow or detailed system piping and instrumentation diagrams;
  • performing system sizing calculations;
  • establishing facility design requirements and develop the system safety basis;
  • determining the sequence of operations and the selection of equipment and operating conditions required to convert a feedstock into products; and
  • generating Process Flow Diagrams, Heat and Material Balances, and Process datasheets.


Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program in Chemical Engineering at an accredited college or university
  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in the above field
  • Ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project jobsites
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in th US without visa sponsorship, now or in the future
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check


Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at an accredited college or university
  • Completed relevant coursework with a strong GPA
  • Prior co-op or internship experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position.  Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.