Labor Relations Summer Intern 2021 (Paid)
Fort Worth, TX 
Posted 5 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.

The Summer Internship Program provides interns an opportunity to learn more about how our efficient, safe and "green" rail network supports the global supply chain. Interns participate in group events and projects, experiencing first-hand what it is like to be a full-time BNSF employee. Operating one of the largest railroads in North America, we have countless opportunities for interns to develop their skills, create new ideas and even travel!

The program begins with a corporate orientation in Fort Worth, Texas. During the training period, interns receive a company overview and interact with company leaders. Following orientation, interns receive on-the-job training according to their assigned group.

Relocation assistance may be provided to interns who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their permanent residence.

Work Location: Fort Worth, TX

Start Date: 06/02/2021

End Date: 08/10/2021
Salary Range: $3,625.00 per month

Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding potential interviews, testing and hiring events for this position. Please check your e-mail on a daily basis.


An intern's job duties will mainly include supporting ongoing projects while job shadowing Labor Relations officers with a focus on developing and furthering BNSF's initiatives.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop industry knowledge by researching agreements and arbitration decisions in order to support Labor Relations officers with interpreting collective bargaining agreements
  • Collaborate with Labor Relations officers to resolve labor disputes through grievance procedures, including the research and writing of responsive letters and formal briefs in support of BNSF's position (this requires excellent writing skills)
  • Provide support for labor claims conferences and assist in local labor agreement negotiations
  • Build relationships with internal customers in Operations and rail union leaders
  • Seek opportunities to further employee engagement, specifically with a heavily unionized workforce

Additionally, qualified candidates must be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner
  • Recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations
  • Demonstrate ability to complete tasks regardless of obstacles
  • Primarily indoors at the Fort Worth campus
  • Some travel may be required


  • Hours are fairly regular (Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm) with a minimum of 40 hours per week


  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor's degree or Graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of application and throughout the duration of the internship
  • Less than three (3) years of work experience in a professional work environment. When calculating work experience, EXCLUDE internships or positions held while in high school or college.
  • Authorization to work in the US without Company sponsorship now AND in the future
  • Ability to relocate to Fort Worth, TX for the summer
  • Valid Driver's License


  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Graduation date prior to September 1, 2022
  • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • I am proficient in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).

BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to:

  • Relocation Stipend
  • Summer Lodging Stipend
  • Potential for offer of fulltime position
  • Paid Internship

BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


  • Criminal history
  • Last 7 years of driving history
  • Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  • Social Security number
  • Education


  • Medical evaluation
  • Drug Screen
  • Other elements as needed


BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at .

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Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
Salary and Benefits
$3,625.00 per month
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
Required Student Status
Preferred Majors
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