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Law Intern 2018

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BNSF Railway

Fort Worth, TX

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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 an extensive 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

Anticipated Start Date:


Salary Range:

$4,450 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.


The successful candidate will assist BNSF in-house attorneys in providing legal support to BNSF business clients on a broad array of legal issues impacting the company’s day-to-day business, including labor and employment, transactional matters, corporate governance and securities, real estate, and environmental, administrative law, antitrust, and commercial and personal injury litigation matters.

Under direction of BNSF in-house attorneys, the successful candidate will conduct legal research and analysis; prepare research memoranda; and draft legal documents, including court pleadings and discovery responses.

The successful candidate may also be requested to assist in discovery matters in coordination with staff paralegals and attorneys; participate in business meetings and teleconferences on a limited basis; assist in discovery matters in coordination with staff paralegals and attorneys; perform limited contract review and drafting; and review and analyze draft legislation under attorney supervision. This is not an exhaustive list.

Must be high performing and have the ability to simultaneously handle multiple complex and challenging assignments with extremely short turnaround deadlines WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work will be performed in office environment at BNSF’s headquarters in Fort Worth, TX. No travel anticipated.


Must have reliable transportation to and from work.


Cumulative GPA of 2.75 for engineering majors OR cumulative GPA of 3.0 for non-engineering majors.

Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s 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, for the summer.

Must have excellent legal research, communication and writing skills, including knowledge of LexisNexis research systems and other web-based legal research tools.

Must be a first or second-year law student in good standing at an accredited U.S. law school and must rank in upper 50% of class

A basic understanding of and ability to use Microsoft Office suite


Experience in research and writing in a business setting or prior experience in the legal profession or transportation/manufacturing industry.

Candidates selected for interviews will be required to provide two non-confidential writing samples, and an formal law school transcript at the time of interview


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



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 .

SF: MO | College Recruiting | Law | Fort Worth, TX | 76131

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BNSF Railway operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, with about 32,500 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. The railway is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, serves more grain-producing regions than any other railroad, transports the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulphur coal to generate about 10 percent of the electricity produced in the United States. On Feb. 12, 2010, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK)

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