2023 Student Internship (U.S.) - Office & Administrative Services Intern (O&AS), WTP

Requisition ID:  266660

  • Relocation Authorized:  National/International - Single
  • Grade:  Z
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $18 - $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.).

Project Overview

Bechtel is a global engineering, construction and project management company that has “built the world” for more than 120 years, having constructed Hoover Dam, the English Channel Tunnel, entire cities in the Middle East, the second-largest solar thermal power project in the world, and millions of miles of roads and pipelines. We produce a lasting, positive legacy by creating jobs, growing economies, connecting communities to resources, shoring up and expanding infrastructure, and making the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.


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.  This internship opportunity is specific to the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Project located in Richland, WA.


Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest.


Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland.


Principle responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and edit eForms.
  • Assist in software lifecycle documentation.
  • Plan for automation, using UX/UI principles.
  • Map processes to be streamlined.
  • Create channels to distribute eForms across organization.
  • Update documentation using software languages.
  • Assist software bugs with accounts, user access, and updating.


Technical Publications

  • Proofreads, edits, and coordinates the production of simple documents and other print and electronic media.
  • Reviews document requirements and content issues with customers and/or authors and may coordinate production of projects with graphics, document formatting, reprographics, and any additional editorial support.
  • Plans formatting of documents, organizes content, edits text and graphics, and provides instructions for final reproduction.
  • Works with departments and assists with web page modification, design, and creation using SharePoint.
  • May assist with Professional Development courses, researching, creating, assembling, and teaching.
  • Updating and publishing metrics.


Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year bachelor’s degree program in English, Communications, or Facilities Management, or any related field of study.
  • 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, and computer applications and operating systems.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be proactive, have good organizational skills, use individual initiative, follow assignments through to completion, and be attentive to detail, quality control and deadlines.
  • Demonstration of excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate skills in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Applicant should demonstrate teamwork, strategic thinking, problem solving, strong interpersonal skills, initiative with professional discipline, motivation, and the desire to continually learn.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SharePoint.
  • Experience with MS Visio.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Previous internship experience and knowledge of Bechtel business practices.

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.

Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine what COVID-19 safety protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking. The protocols for the position may be different from those of your current work location and may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Should you be selected, you will be required to comply with the COVID-19 safety protocols of your new work location. 

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.

Per Policy 203-Internal Staffing, the Functional Manager of all internal Bechtel employees that are selected to proceed with an interview as part of Bechtel’s internal recruitment process will receive a notification including the position title and corresponding Functional Lead.