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Accounting/Finance Summer Intern 2023 (Paid) (Fort Worth, TX)

Date: Oct 1, 2022

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76131

Company: BNSF



Who are we: 

We are one of the largest U.S. railroads transporting the nation's 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, you would immediately experience how our culture is woven into our work. 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 for 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 BNSF hires as full-time Management Trainees after graduation. 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, and 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 an offer of a full-time position after the internship
  • Explore a potential career path at BNSF with incredible opportunities for growth and the possibility of traveling our network 
  • Relocation and separate monthly housing stipend (starting at $800 a month!) 
    • Relocation assistance may be provided to interns moving more than 50 driving miles from their current residence.
  • Competitive vision, dental, and medical care 
  • Access comprehensive discounts on everyday items such as travel, fitness classes (partnership with Peloton), car dealerships, and 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, child/elder care, and more! 
  • Potential for an offer of full-time 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 
Number of Positions: 4 
Salary Range: $4,000 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. 

  • 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 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. 



  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. 

  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s or graduate degree program in Accounting or Finance at an accredited university at the time of application and throughout the internship. 

  • Less than four (4) years of work experience in a professional work environment. When calculating work experience, please 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 before September 1, 2024. 

  • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication skills 



  • 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, disability or protected veteran status.


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Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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