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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Richland

Application Deadline: May. 6, 2024

Starts: May. 6, 2024

Available Positions: 1

Salary Range: $20.50 - $20.50

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time



At Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPCCo),  we are committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming,  respectful,  and inclusive,  with opportunities for professional growth.  You’ll get the opportunity to work on real projects and have fun along the way.  Our typical summer internships last approximately 12 weeks.

At CPCCo,  located in Richland,  Washington,  we are working to provide a sustainable future for the historic Hanford area through the protection of the Columbia River and the remediation of the Central Plateau.  To achieve our mission,  we need exceptionally talented,  innovative,  and driven people to help us reduce risks on the Hanford Site by removing some of the most hazardous waste streams and facilities in the Department of Energy (DOE)  complex.  Internships are a great way to immerse yourself in CPCCo’s culture to see if we’re a good fit for you and your career goals.  The work will be technical in nature and related to the degree the intern is pursuing.  The intern should be able to walk away from the internship with valuable learning that applies to their chosen degree.

This internship is in Richland,  WA;  the work site may be within the city limits or outside on the Hanford site.

Compensation &  Benefits
Hourly rate of $20.50 plus an additional $4.41 health &  welfare adder in accordance with the Service Contract Act.

A few benefits/perks you can anticipate,  depending on the nature of your internship with CPCCo,  include the following:
*  A casual-dress work environment,  where jeans are a regular thing.
*  A standard 4-10’s work schedule that allows for long weekends and recharging.
*  Recommendations for lodging and transportation will be provided upon request.  Housing and transportation are NOT provided.

CPCCo is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


The Electrical Engineer Summer Intern duties may include the following:
-  Supporting WESF Electrical Engineers,  learning ERA process and electrical troubleshooting and supporting W135 as the ramp up for startup testing and handover of plant modifications.
-  Learning the Electrical Risk Assessment (ERA)  process.
-  Support development of Engineering Change Requests (ECR’s)
-  Design Change Notices (DCN’s)
-  Memorandums,  letters,  and redlines
-Assisting in the development of operation and maintenance procedures.
-Coordinating the efforts of a variety of technical disciplines to ensure integrated and complete designs that meet requirements.
-Occasionally communicating with off-site manufacturers/vendors to obtain technical specifications and information.
-Applying knowledge of facilities,  equipment,  and systems,  as well as national engineering and industry standards and codes.
-Other duties as assigned.


*  At least 18 years of age.
*  An active full-time student during the two semesters/quarters immediately preceding the assignment.
*  Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)  during their college enrollment.
*  Able to work full-time (40 hours)  during the internship experience.  The internship typically provides up to 12-weeks of business experience during the summer break.
*  Actively enrolled in a full-time degree program.
*  Currently pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering.

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