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Accounting/Finance Summer Intern 2021 (Paid) (Fort Worth, TX)

Date: Nov 12, 2020

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76131

Company: BNSF

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

Start Date: 06/02/2021  

End Date: 08/10/2021
Salary Range: $3,687.50 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.



Groups that Interns may be placed into include:

  • Treasury and Risk Management – oversees all cash management, debt offerings, and parent dividends and manages insurance policies, vendors, and all other components for managing risk.
  • Fuel – oversees all aspects of the company’s fuel operations.
  • Strategic Studies – works with Operations, Marketing, Network Design and all other departments within the company to evaluate opportunities to ensure that we commit our capital to the most advantageous of opportunities.
  • Cost & Profitability – reports out on different segments of the business’ profitability.
  • Production Accounting – Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Revenue Billing.
  • Corporate Accounting & Financial Reporting – Capital Investment Accounting, General Accounting, External Reporting.
  • Facilities & Property Management – involved in all property and real estate transactions of the company.
  • Budgets – oversees the budgets for Engineering, Mechanical, Transportation, Technology Services and Staff.
  • Corporate Performance Measures – involved in everything that the railroad needs measured.
  • Tax - Oversee the tax compliance functions for BNSF.  


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, special projects, monthly accounting closes, internal and external financial reporting, subsidiary accounting, operational accounting, planning, income statement and balance sheet forecasting, maintenance of fixed asset records, capital expenditure reporting and ad hoc requests.



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.

The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general categories do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list of duties of the position.




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




  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s or graduate degree program in Accounting 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.




  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Previous work experience in an accounting or finance-related environment.
  • Proficiency in advanced functions of the full Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Graduation date prior to September 1, 2022.
  • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication skills




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.



  • 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


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