Location: Richland, Washington
Title: Software Engineering Intern
Schedule (FT/PT): Temporary Full Time
Travel Required: No
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

North Wind Solutions is a Government contracting small business with operations at military and civilian installations across the United States. The company’s focus is facilities operation and maintenance, waste management and radiological services, security control and force protection, and environmental services.


North Wind Solutions is seeking two proactive and dynamic Software Engineering Interns to join our team at the Hanford Site, a significant US Federal environmental restoration site in Richland, Washington, managed by the Department of Energy. This internship offers a unique opportunity for college students or recent graduates to gain hands-on experience in software development lifecycle (SDLC) and Software Quality Assurance (SQA) processes, while contributing to the Hanford Cleanup Mission. Interns will collaborate with experienced professionals to support and enhance the software development, testing, and deployment processes at the Hanford Site.

This internship serves as a gateway to gain practical experience in the dynamic field of software development, contributing significantly to our modernization efforts. If you are passionate about software development, eager to make an impact, and committed to continuous learning, we encourage you to apply and join our dedicated team.


Interns will collaborate with North Wind Software Engineers on custom software development, testing, and deployment projects, as well as support Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) software. Potential duties during the internship include:

  • Code Development: Assist in writing, testing, and debugging code for new or existing applications.
  • Software Testing: Help perform software testing to find and resolve issues before the product goes live. This could involve unit testing, integration testing, or assisting with user acceptance testing.
  • Documentation: Contribute to technical documentation for software applications.
  • Research: Conduct research on new technologies, software frameworks, or development tools and present findings to the team.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with other team members (software engineers, UX designers, product managers, etc.) to understand requirements and implement solutions.
  • Bug Fixes: Assist in troubleshooting and resolving issues in the software.
  • Code Reviews: Participate in code reviews to learn from senior developers and to ensure the quality of code.


Education and Experience:

  • Must be currently enrolled, or a recent graduate of an accredited degree-seeking program in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field and have an overall GPA of 3.0
  • Basic understanding of computer programming principles, concepts, and methodologies.
  • Experience in a customer service role.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team in a remote environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage tasks independently when required.

Special Requirements:

  • US citizenship or permanent residency required for eligibility to work on federal projects.
  • Must pass pre-employment background check.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening.


Proficient in one or more of the major programming languages such as JavaScript, C#, Python, or equivalent


  • This position is primarily sedentary in nature.
  • The work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.


  • The work environment is primarily an office setting or remote work from home.
  • The noise level in the work environment is typically low.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.