Your internship journey starts here!

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) manages one of the most challenging radioactive waste cleanup projects in the country. Our focus is reducing the environmental risk posed by 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste stored in 177 underground tanks near the center of the 586-square-mile Hanford Site. Our commitment includes doing the job safely with a strong focus on innovation, employee involvement, and environmental protection.

WRPS’ internship program offers a range of learning opportunities for college students who want to make history by helping protect the environment for future generations.

Potential opportunities:

  • Engineering
  • Nuclear Technology
  • Business/Accounting
  • Science (Chemistry & Biology)
  • Mathematics
  • Health Physics
  • Environmental
  • Construction
  • Management
  • Safety and Health
  • Human Resources


  • Paid internship
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Opportunity to apply and improve your knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Professional development
  • Academic knowledge in a workplace setting
  • Networking opportunities

Program requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 18 years of age
  • Must have completed two quarters/semesters of college education prior to applying
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student (12+ credits) during the two  quarters/semesters preceding the  start of the internship
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA

“The opportunity to become a WRPS intern is by far the best choice I have ever made. I had a great manager and team who taught me skills, knowledge and gave great advice. I never would’ve imagined at 21 years old, having professional experience that will help me in future careers. I am beyond thankful.”

– Tayler Miller

“I did not have work experience when I started working at Hanford but this program gave me the opportunity to gain and learn so much more. Thank you to all who helped me as an Internal Audit and Project Controls intern, especially my managers who worked very hard to place me in a position that was best fit for me.”

-Dennis Zamora

“Being an intern in Procurement is definitely a lot of work! As a result, I have been able to develop my skill set across various assignments. The people at WRPS are great, and are always willing to help. I know that I made the correct decision to join WRPS to help with the important mission that is the Tank Farms.”

-Lucio Chavarria

Helpful tips:

Application process:

  1. Click “apply now” below
  2. Go to internship posting list and select the position you are interested in
  3. Click “apply now” at bottom of posting
  4. Click “create a non-employee profile” and follow the prompts to create a profile
  5. Watch your email account for a confirmation email