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Category: Government and Public Administration

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Richland

Application Deadline: Mar. 4, 2024

Starts: Mar. 4, 2024

Available Positions: 1

Salary Range: $19.20 - $28.80

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time



At Central Plateau Cleanup Company (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.  If you would like to work with a highly skilled workforce to achieve unique and challenging goals that critically impact our environment and community,  this is your chance to be a part of our legacy!

Our Business Operations team is seeking a driven student who has the desire to gain valuable,  real-world experience related to finance and accounting.

•  Strong verbal and written communication skills,  and ability to effectively interact with and convey information to company personnel and management.
•  Ability to work independently and in a team environment with attention to detail.
•  Motivated to learn,  have a questioning attitude,  and be forward thinking.
•  Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word,  and more importantly Excel).

Starting hourly rate ranges from $19.20 to $28.80,  depending on academic standing (sophomore,  junior,  senior,  or graduate)  and degree discipline.

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.   

A few benefits/perks you can anticipate,  depending on the nature of your employment 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 on the Columbia River,  on a golf course,  at 200+  surrounding wineries,  or at other Pacific Northwest destinations where fishing,  hunting,  snowboarding,  hiking,  and other outdoor sporting opportunities are in abundance.

CPCCo is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


The Business Operations Co-Op Business:  Accounting &  Finance position duties may include,  but are not limited to the following:
•   Provide a broad range of finance and accounting related support to the department working within established procedures and desk guide.
•   Learn about the day-to-day activities associated with the CPCCo Accountant and Financial Analyst position.
•   Gain an understanding of journal entry process for various accounting systems. 
•   Assist with monthly reconciliations of general ledger accounts.
•   Assist with obtaining and analyzing cost detail backup.
•   Gain an understanding of floor check procedure and assist with performing employee floor checks.
•   Assist with maintenance of various SharePoint and Excel databases.
•   Develop a working knowledge of the following:  Asset Suite,  PowerBI,  the Business Management System (BMS),  and MS Excel.
•  Gain an understanding of applicability of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS),  Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP),  Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR),  Federal Travel Regulations (FTR).


•  At least 18 years of age.
•  Willing and able to work 20-32 hours a week.
•  Currently pursuing a degree in:  Accounting,  Finance,  or similar discipline.
•  Currently enrolled with either WSU-Tri-Cities campus or Columbia Basin College (CBC),  or any online student living local to the Tri-Cities,  WA.
•  At a sophomore,  junior,  senior,  or graduate status and enrolled full-time,  as determined by the institution.
•  Maintain an overall GPA 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)  or greater throughout academic career.
•  Actively enrolled in a full-time degree program that relates to CPCCo,  with emphasis in specific disciplines that support the cleanup mission and aligns with the critical skills and job assignment requirements.