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Contracts, Procurement, and Supplier Diversity Intern (Fall 2024)

For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity’s most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world. 
At Battelle, interns and co-ops make an impact through hands-on learning and exciting and challenging projects. Our interns are an integral part of the teams they support and will feel like they are a true, valued team member.  We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. 
A brighter future is possible with you.

Job Summary

We are currently seeking a Contracts, Procurement, and Supplier Diversity Co-Op for Fall 2024. This position is remote/hybrid located in Columbus, OH
The Contracts, Procurement and Supplier Diversity Summer Intern will work throughout the CPSD department to obtain hands on experience throughout the federal acquisition process. Tasks may include issuing Subcontracts for services and materials of varying complexity and risk  to the business unit, conducting data analytics of contract portfolio data, trend analysis, processing contract modifications, contract negotiation preparation and execution, analysis of key contract clauses, dissemination of contract details throughout the enterprise. . Interns can also expect to gain knowledge of established procurement/contracting policies and procedures, and government laws and regulations. Assists with compliance documentation and policies.  In addition to learning the day to day activities of the CPSD teams, Interns are often asked to contribute on other miscellaneous special projects and present findings to department leadership. Teamwork is encouraged and expected. 


Intern activities may include some or all of the following:

  • Issues/Reviews RFP/RFQ's and obtains/provides proposals/quotes for products and services in support of new business proposals and on-going projects. Seeks and promotes competition in the acquisition of goods and services.
  • Reviews and evaluates vendor proposals/quotes to ensure fair and reasonable prices and compliance with the requirements of the procurement. Assists in the review of complex solicitations and helps prepares responses for proposals, bids, and subcontract modifications.
  • Supports negotiation of agreements of various levels of complexity to mitigate risks and optimize profitability. Proposes solutions to problems encountered in negotiations and assists in solving problems that may arise.
  • Prepares, organizes, and maintains procurement records and file documentation in an audit ready condition. Identifies potential compliance problems and provides recommended solutions for the approval of higher-level staff/management.
  • Recommends sources of supply to users/technical staff and makes recommendations for vendor/order selection and order placement.
  • Analyzes procurement/contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions, and contract flow downs to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and Battelle policies under the direction of and in collaboration with supportive contracts/procurement teammates.
  • Assists senior procurement/contracts staff in working with internal and/or external business teams on issues and developments relative to assigned procurements/contracts.
  • Assists with administering compliance reviews, mock audits, and other regulatory and operational compliance reviews.
  • Maintain compliance documentation and policies.

Key Qualifications

  • Must be currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations, or related field
  • Must be a sophomore standing or higher
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to take on challenges.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Applicants for this position must be a U.S. Person, as defined by U.S. export control laws.

Preparing You for Career Success
The Battelle intern and co-op program is a great way to increase experience both on a team and as an independent contributor. Ninety-eight percent of internship survey respondents said they felt better prepared to enter the workforce after their Battelle internship and 100% said they were treated with respect by their colleagues.  
You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:

  • Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects
  • Pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery
  • Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment
  • Become the next generation of scientific leaders and business professionals

Are you ready to help solve the most important challenges of today and tomorrow?  
If so, we are ready to support you with:

  • Flexible work schedules: Most teams follow a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off
  • Employee Resource Groups that help cultivate an inclusive and welcoming community
  • Social and professional networking events with Battelle Senior Leadership and your colleagues
  • Opportunities for philanthropic involvement to give back and make an impact in the community


Vaccinations & Safety Protocols

Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients’ requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer.  We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


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