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Engineering (Network Control Systems) Summer Intern 2023 (Paid)

Date: Aug 30, 2022

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76131

Company: BNSF



Who are we: 

We are one of the largest U.S. railroads transporting the nations freight across 28 western states and 3 Canadian provinces. As a member of our team, you will play a role in supporting the movement of essential products and materials that help feed, clothe, supply, and power communities throughout America and the world. Come make a difference with us! 


What makes us different: 

At BNSF, we do not just talk about culture, we live it. As a team member here, you would immediately experience how our culture is woven into what we do. Our goal is for everyone to achieve their highest potential by focusing on safety, continuous improvement, plus personal and professional growth. As an employee at BNSF, we have multiple programs to ensure that you will be recognized and appreciated for all your impactful work.  


We also have plenty of developmental opportunities to further your career! Many of our team members that joined BNSF have experienced multiple career paths that were completely unplanned to them. We make development a priority at BNSF. 

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture. We have been recognized by multiple organizations such as Forbes (Best Employer for Women and New College Grads), Military Times (Best for Vets), and the Human Rights Campaign (Best Place to Work) for our outstanding culture! 


Intern Program: 

The paid Summer Internship Program is an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a full-time BNSF employee. As an intern at BNSF, you’ll be given real-life, impactful assignments that will put your skills and education into practice. Your summer project will combine classroom experience and real-life business situations to provide value-added work to BNSF. 


The program is designed to identify students who will be hired by BNSF as full-time Management Trainees after they graduate. During your summer internship, you will get the chance to network with peers, our Business Resource Groups, and Senior Leaders throughout the BNSF network.  



  • Kick off the summer along with a group of interns for orientation in Fort Worth, Texas. Attend networking events, informal chats with subject-matter experts, partner with a mentor, and get first-hand experience working in preparation for a full-time management trainee position! 
    • Potential for offer of fulltime position after internship
  • Explore a potential career path at BNSF with incredible opportunities for growth and the possibility to travel our network 
  • Relocation and separate monthly housing stipend (starting at $800 a month!) 
    • Relocation assistance may be provided to interns who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their current residence.
  • Competitive vision, dental, and medical care 
  • Access to comprehensive discounts on everyday items such as travel, fitness classes (partnership with Peloton), car dealerships, and even mortgages! 
  • Get connected! Join any of our company-sponsored business resource groups. There are plenty of networking opportunities within BNSF! 
  • Employee assistance programs to aid in work/life situations such as mental health, legal/financial questions, relationship support, and child/elder care plus more! 
  • Potential for offer of fulltime position


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.


Work Location: Fort Worth, TX


Anticipated Start Date: June 2023

End Date: 08/9/2023 

Number of Positions: 1 
Salary: $4,625 per month 




NCS (Network Control Systems): 

  • The Network Control Systems team designs, develops, deploys and maintains the critical Train Control Systems that enable BNSF to safely and efficiently move trains across a vast 32,000-mile rail network. Managing these systems and systems of systems, requires a diverse collection of technical skillsets coupled together with railroad Operations and railroad engineering expertise. 
  • In addition to core Train Control technologies, the NCS designs and supports the systems that are responsible for monitoring and assessing system health, measuring KPI’s, collecting and analyzing large amounts of data utilizing data science principles, and Laser mapping the network to ensure the digital railroad infrastructure is in sync with the physical one. 
  • Interns will broaden their knowledge of critical safety system design, data modeling, data science principals’, GIS Systems, LiDAR mobile mapping, .NET, C/C++, Python software development, web development custom designed frameworks, project management, and locomotive systems. Interns will be exposed to the methodologies, principles, and design considerations associated with critical systems that demand a highly available and fault tolerant infrastructure. 


Some concepts and tools we use: 

  • Web Services, .NET Development, ESRI products, SDLC, Python, Data modeling concepts (Conceptual, Logical, and Physical Models), Splunk, R, Pandas SQL Server, Visio, Tableau, Remedy and many more. 


Opportunities exist to gain exposure in the following areas: 

  • Business Intelligence/Analytics  
  • Database Administration  
  • Information Security 
  • Network Management  
  • SAP Development  
  • Sensory Technology  
  • System Architecture  
  • Project Management 
  • Telecommunications/Positive Train Control 
  • GIS 


Additionally, qualified candidates must be able to: 

  • 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. 



  • Primarily an office environment, with some field activities. 
  • Normal office hours, Monday through Friday, with weekend or evening work as required. 



  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work. 



  • I have a 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA with a degree in Engineering or cumulative GPA of 2.75 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. 
  • I have less than four years of work experience in a professional work environment. When calculating work experience, EXCLUDE internships or positions held while in high school or college. 
  • General understanding required of Information Systems, including knowledge of application development, database administration, business intelligence, personal computers, and/or local area networks. 
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Ability to relocate to Fort Worth, Texas for the summer. 
  • Valid Driver's License. 
  • If offered a position by BNSF, I will not require BNSF’s assistance (whether monetary, through sponsorship, or otherwise), now or in the future, to obtain, maintain, or extend my employment authorization (including H-1B or TN nonimmigrant status). 



  • 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 



  • Strong drive for results as well as superior communications and teamwork skills to be able to gather information to identify and resolve problems. 
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Graduation date prior to September 1, 2024
  • Pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Information Technology, Decision Science, Computer or Software Engineering, Management/Business Information Systems, Electrical Engineering OR any other Technical/Engineering related degree. 
  • Ability in any of the following is preferred: application development, mobile device development methodologies, project management, database design, modeling, mining, data management, system architecture, system analytics, GIS systems or real-time system design. 
  • Experience with one or more of the following programming languages and tools such as, C/C++, .Net(C#), HTML5, CSS Frameworks, Splunk, RStudio, .NET Core and Framework, JavaScript Frameworks, Tableau, Python, or GIS editing / development (ESRI). 
  • Experience with ITIL framework. 



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



  • Medical evaluation
  • Drug Screen
  • Other elements as needed



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


BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status.


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Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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