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Category: Business, Management and Administration

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Richland

Application Deadline: May. 6, 2024

Starts: May. 6, 2024

Available Positions: 10

Salary Range: $16.28 - $36.95

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


Job Responsibilities/Duties
The Summer Internship Program at Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS)  provides professional development opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience on the Hanford Site,  located in Southeastern Washington state.  Hanford was established to produce the world’s first atomic bomb in the Second World War and continued producing plutonium for the Cold War efforts from 1945 to 1991.  WRPS’  mission is to safely handle the byproduct of this massive operation,  to ensure a clean environment for future generations.

Summer Internships are paid and are 10 to 12 weeks in duration.  Interns must hire and onboard no later than June 24,  2024.  The work location is Richland,  WA,  either in town or on the Hanford site (30 miles away).  Housing and transportation are not provided.  Lodging and transportation recommendations for the Tri-Cities will be provided upon request.

Business Intern opportunities are available in support of Project Operations and Project Support Services and may include the following fields of practice,  Operations and Maintenance,  Construction,  Accounting,  Finance,  Human Resources,  Communications,  Project Controls Management,  Procurement,  Internal Audit and Ethics and Compliance.  Selected Interns will partner with Subject Matter Experts (SME),  mentors and other staff in Project Operations and Project Support Services organizations including,  but not limited to:

Processes,  manages and maintains financial transactions and reporting for the tank operations contract in accordance with all applicable policies,  procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Responsible for the acquisition of quality goods and services from proven suppliers/subcontractors to support the accomplishment of the Tank Operations Contract (TOC)  mission while obtaining the best value for the company and the government.

Project Integration
Providing support to the TOC Project Manager and the Work Area Managers in the coordination and integration of project and interface functions and resources.  The organization maintains authority for assigned program requirements,  provides independent assessment of effective program implementation,  and supplies qualified experts directly to the projects to assure that project work is safely and compliantly conducted in an efficient manner.

Internal Audit and Ethics and Compliance
Generally,  conform to the objectives contained in the approved charters.

Human Resources
Overseeing various aspects of recruiting,  legal compliance to labor regulations and employment standards,  administration of benefits,  through leadership and guidance,  providing effective solutions to workplace issues.

Specific project scope will be identified in interviews.

WRPS promotes equal employment opportunities to all participants based upon their training,  performance,  experience and overall qualifications.  Maintaining a workforce that represents a cultural diversity is a core strategic objective at WRPS.  WRPS fosters a work environment where employees recognize,  appreciate,  respect,  and value winning contributions of all people,  regardless of their differences.


Required Qualifications
*U.S.  Citizenship.
*Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
*At least 18 years of age.
*Enrolled in a degree program that relates to WRPS work,  with emphasis in specific disciplines that supports the cleanup mission and is relevant to the field of study.
*Enrolled as a full-time student (12+  credit hours)  during the three quarters or two semesters immediately preceding the start of the internship.

Desired Qualifications
Depending on the nature of your employment with WRPS,  you can expect the following:
-  A business casual dress work environment:  jeans are permissible (restrictions may apply).
-  Opportunity for work/life balance:  a standard 4 x 10 work schedule,  allowing more personal time to enjoy life outside of the office (other schedules and/or shift work may be required).
-  Many positions (non-bargaining)  that allow for a hybrid work environment,  a combination of in-office and telework (restrictions may apply).

Compensation &  Benefits
Hourly Rate/Range:
*Freshman -  $16.28
*Sophomore -  $18.20 to $22.85
*Junior -  $20.002 to $36.950
*Senior -  $23.602 to $36.950

WRPS considers a candidate’s discipline of study as it relates to the position being filled and current academic standing when determining hiring rate.  Note a candidate’s prior salary history will not be taken into consideration.

In accordance with the Service Contract Act,  this position is also eligible for the health &  welfare wage adder of up to $4.41 per hour.

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