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Corporate Communications Paid Summer Intern at BNSF Railway

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 10 September 2018 | 3:03 pm — 

BNSF Railway recently posted a paid internship on Handshake for summer 2019.

Interested students can learn more & apply for the position by logging into the College of Charleston Career Center’s Employment Opportunities site, Handshake, at https://cofc.joinhandshake.com/

Corporate Communications Summer Intern 2019 (Paid)

Job Description

Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.

The Summer Internship Program provides interns an opportunity to learn more about how our efficient, safe and “green” rail network supports the global supply chain. Interns participate in group events and projects, experiencing first-hand what it is like to be a full-time BNSF employee. Operating one of the largest railroads in North America, we have countless opportunities for interns to develop their skills, create new ideas and even travel!

The program begins with an extensive corporate orientation in Fort Worth, Texas. During the training period, interns receive a company overview and interact with company leaders. Following orientation, interns receive on-the-job training according to their assigned group. The summer will be spent in Fort Worth or in a field location that can be anywhere on BNSF’s system. The objective of our Summer Internship Program is to find students that will join us after graduation as part of our Management Trainee Program.

Relocation assistance may be provided to interns who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their permanent residence.

Work Location: Fort Worth, TX

Anticipated Start Date: 05/29/2019

Salary Range: $3,562.50 per month

Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding potential interviews, testing and hiring events for this position. Please check your e-mail on a daily basis.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write company news and feature articles for posting on internal website and other communication channels, as assigned.
  • Assist with special events, recognition programs, and other functions.
  • Support content development for company-wide employee mobile app and for various social media outlets.
  • Help monitor website statistics and social media usage, using various analytical and measurement tools.
  • Assist in graphic design for a variety of digital and print publications.
  • Assist with research and fact checking for company communications.
  • Perform various administrative functions, including updating databases and mailing lists and other duties as assigned.

Additionally qualified candidates must be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner
  • Recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations
  • Demonstrate ability to complete tasks regardless of obstacles

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Primarily an office environment.
  • Normal office hours, five days per week with weekend or evening work as required.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT:

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 for engineering majors OR cumulative GPA of 3.0 for non-engineering majors.
  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s or graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of application and throughout the duration of the internship.
  • Less than three (3) years of work experience in a professional work environment. When calculating work experience, EXCLUDE internships or positions held while in high school or college.
  • Authorization to work in the US without Company sponsorship now AND in the future.
  • Relocation to Fort Worth, Texas for the summer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Graduation date prior to September 1, 2020.
  • Pursuit of a degree in Communication, Journalism, English OR a similar program
  • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with PhotoShop, Excel and Publisher

BENEFITS:

BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to:

  • Relocation Stipend
  • Summer Lodging Stipend
  • Potential for offer of fulltime position
  • Paid Internship

BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS:

  • Criminal history
  • Last 7 years of driving history
  • Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  • Social Security number
  • Education

MEDICAL REVIEW ELEMENTS

  • Medical evaluation
  • Drug Screen
  • Other elements as needed

DRUG TEST ELEMENTS

BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at http://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.

Application deadline is Nov. 5th at 10am.

More about the company
BNSF Railway
Based in Fort Worth, TX
25,000+ employees
Transportation & Logistics industry
About BNSF Railway
BNSF Railway operates one of the nation’s largest rail networks, with approximately 32,000 route miles operating through 28 states across the western United States. BNSF is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. For more than 160 years we have proudly served our customers by safely and efficiently delivering commodities such as grain, steel, coal and consumer products. The dedication, talent and creativity of our 42,000 employees have helped distinguish BNSF as an innovative and progressive leader within the transportation industry. To learn more about our company, our culture and our opportunities, please visit us online at www.bnsf.com/careers BNSF is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace.
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