2024 Student Internship (U.S.) - Office & Administrative Services Intern (O&AS)

Requisition ID:  270721

  • Relocation Authorized:  Limited (e.g. Development Assignment)
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Hourly Range: $20.05/hour - $27.60/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.

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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.