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2023 Student Internship (U.S.) - Corporate Government Affairs and Washington, DC Office

Requisition ID:  263556


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 government affairs interns will provide support to corporate, business and project teams in a variety of areas including research, communications, Congressional relations, think-tank and association interaction, executive communications, and issues management. 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. Location will be in Washington, DC.


General Job Duties

  • Performs research, writing, and assists in the compilation of background information on specific government affairs issues.
  • Assists in monitoring media articles as they affect Bechtel business.
  • Performs a variety of tasks, including coordinating meetings and events, writing research papers, and meeting notes, developing newsletters for internal communications, and updating government affairs information.
  • Creates information products using WORD and incorporating elements of graphic design.
  • Responds to business inquiries and performs research for special assignments.
  • Represents Bechtel at various forums with associations, Congress and think-tanks.
  • 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 political science, communications,

      business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Completed at least one year 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.



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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