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Compliance Summer Intern 2023 (Paid)

Date: Sep 30, 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 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 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 offer of fulltime position after 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 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, child/elder care, and 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.





START DATE: June 2023 

END DATE: August 2023
SALARY RANGE: $3,906.25 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. 


Compliance / Anti-Fraud Intern 

Reports to: Project Manager Compliance 

  • BNSF’s Compliance Department fosters a culture of commitment to the highest business and ethical standards where compliance remains part of the company's operating rhythm.  Our Anti-Fraud Team leads investigations for compliance and fraud-related issues and manages the BNSF Hotline. ​​ Our team also designs solutions to minimize the risks for fraud or abuse within business practices and processes.  Our team also works closely with Corporate Audit Services, which provides independent, objective assurance, risk identification and mitigation, and consulting activities designed to add value and improve the BNSF community. 



This position plays a key role in the Compliance Department’s fraud investigation and prevention efforts. The position is responsible for: 

  • Investigating allegations of misconduct.  This position conducts investigations into alleged fraud, waste, or misuse of company resources.  Carrying out these investigations requires the investigator to critically analyze complex facts and business processes (such as procurement, disbursement, travel expense, timekeeping, and payroll). This includes documenting evidence and communicating results of investigations to senior leadership through written reports and/or verbal briefings. 

  • Leveraging technology to detect and deter fraud or abuse. Carrying out this responsibility requires understanding how various information systems work and designing and/or implementing solutions to deter fraud and abuse within those systems. 



Strong analytical skills are critical to this position because it requires: 

  • Conducting investigations; 

  • Interpreting and analyzing evidence; 

  • Identifying unusual or suspicious patterns, trends, or red flags that warrant further investigation; 

  • Maintaining confidentiality; 

  • Using financial and business acumen to quickly understand and complex business processes; 

  • Risk-assessing business process, prioritizing identified risks, and recommending controls to mitigate risks (for example, recommending appropriate operational internal controls). 

Strong communication skills are critical to this position because it requires: 

  • Conducting witness interviews; 

  • Communicating within the Compliance Department 

  • Drafting detailed investigation reports. 



  • Primarily an office environment with some field activities. 

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

  • Extended hours may be required on occasion. 



  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work. 



  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 for engineering majors 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Ability to relocate to Fort Worth, TX for the summer. 



  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher 

  • Pursuit a degree in one of the following: 

    • Accounting or Finance 

    • Management Information Systems

    • Computer Science

    • Computer Networking 

    • Transportation Logistics 

    • Other Business-related degree 

  • Previous work experience in related field 

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (specifically Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point) 

  • 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, or protected veteran status.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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