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Category: Business, Management and Administration

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Richland

Application Deadline: Feb. 24, 2024

Starts: Mar. 4, 2024

Available Positions: 1

Salary Range: $19.20 - $28.80

Hours Per Week: 6 - 430

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time

Available Days of the Week

  • Monday - Preferred
  • Tuesday - Preferred
  • Wednesday - Preferred
  • Thursday - Preferred



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!

The Soil and Groundwater Operations Group is seeking a Co-Op Business Operations student to support expansion of the treatment capacity of the 200W Pump and Treat Facility.   

Compensation &  Benefits:

Starting rate is based on academic standing and field of degree,  ranging from an hourly rate of $19.20 to $28.80 plus an additional $4.41 health &  welfare adder in accordance with the Service Contract Act.

In accordance with the Service Contract Act,  this position is also eligible for the health &  welfare wage adder.

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.

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Primary duties may include,  but are not limited to the following:

•  Support operations and construction expansion staff to update procedures,  work packages,  schedules,  and other documents to support the installation and testing of new equipment. 
•  Support field crews to expedite resolution of issues identified during the work activities.
•  Track material procurements.
•  Learn about the day-to-day activities associated with the CPCCo Soil &  Groundwater Operations.
•  Other assigned duties to support field implementation of 200W Pump &  Treat expansion efforts to meet mass target end states.


•  At least 18 years of age.
•  Willing and able to work 20-32 hours a week.
•  Currently pursuing a degree in Project Management 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 of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)  during their college enrollment.
•  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.

Desired Qualifications:

•  Familiar with Microsoft Office software applications,  including Excel and Word.