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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: $18.20 - $18.20

$ 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. 

Hourly rate of $18.20 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.



Responsibilities during this internship include,  but are not limited to,  the following:
•  Reviewing requirements documents and analytical method requirements in sample data tracking database 
   for completeness and correctness.   Updating method and laboratory requirements as needed in the 
•  Research historical method detection limits for total organic halides (TOX)  compared to required detection 
•  Reviewing and updating laboratories’  method detection limits and practical quantitation limits in Sample 
   Management and Reporting’s recommended practical quantitation limits document. 
•  Reviewing groundwater sample paperwork prior to release of the paperwork to the field samplers.
•  Reviewing completed groundwater and characterization paperwork for completeness once samples have 
   been collected.


•  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 Chemistry,  Environmental Science,  or similar discipline.

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