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Human Resources 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 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 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 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 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 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: 2 
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. 



As a Human Resources Intern, you will have the opportunity to positively contribute to the Initiatives of the Human Resources and Medical Department.  You will gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experiences within various aspects of HR.     

Interns will participate in projects and exposures that will provide the opportunity to learn and develop new competencies within HR while being able to influence business decisions and impact the broader organization.     

Opportunities exist to gain exposure in the following areas:   

  • Talent Acquisition  

  • Diversity & Inclusion 

  • Compensation  

  • Benefits  

  • Learning and Development  

  • Talent Development  

  • Performance Management 

  • Workforce Analytics  

  • Wellness & EAP Programs 

As a HR Intern you can expect the following: 

  • Lead and participate in projects that will influence business decisions and have impact on the future of the organization.    

  • Gain insights through research, benchmarking, feedback and data analysis   

  • Partner with HR teams to share insights and propose recommendations  

  • Present proposals to Team Leaders and Sr. HR Leaders  

  • Implement changes across the impacted organization 

  • Participate in various HR department activities such as hiring, performance management, talent development to gain exposure to these processes across the organization and develop more insight into HR’s impact on the organization. 

  • Gain exposure and understanding to other aspects of BNSF to gain broader understanding of the organization.   

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 strong project management skills and the ability to manage deadlines. 

  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations. 

  • Demonstrate ability to complete tasks regardless of obstacles. 



  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work. 



  • Primarily an office environment with some field activities. 

  • Normal office hours, Monday through Friday, with weekend or evening work as required. 



  • 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 an assigned location and travel within the BNSF Network for the summer. 



  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

  • Pursuit of a degree in Human Resources, Management, Legal Studies, OR business related major. 

  • Graduation date prior to September 1, 2024. 

  • Previous work experience in a human resource related environment. 

  • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication skills. 

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (specifically Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). 



  • 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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