Civil Engineering Internship Job Openings - 24 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,850

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    Civil Engineering Designer
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,565

    Engineering Manager
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,565

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    Engineering Manager
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $121,709

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    Software Engineering Manager
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,460

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    Engineering Operations Technician II
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $181,336

    Senior Director,
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $181,336

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    Senior Director,
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,000

    Principal Splunk Engineer and Analyst
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,000

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    Principal Splunk Engineer and Analyst
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $74,585

    Civil CAD Designer
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,903

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    Assistant Project Manager For Heavy Civil Construction
    Thalle Construction Company

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $82,000

    Specialist, Field Engineering
    Commscope, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,610

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    VP Cyber Security Engineering
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,810

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    Network Engineering and Operations Supervisor
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,810

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    Network Engineering and Operations Supervisor
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,172

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    Maintenance Engineering In Home Network Testing II
    Globa Channel Management, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Summer Intern Site
    Dewberry

    Gainesville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Summer Intern Site
    Dewberry

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Civil Engineer Intern III
    Bae Systems

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Civil Engineering Intern (Aviation)
    Cha Consulting, Inc.

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    CAMPUS: Civil Engineering Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities - Summer 2018
    Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, D.P.C.

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

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    Civil Engineering Intern I (ID# 36218)
    WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

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    Civil Engineering Intern I
    WSP

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Intern - Civil Engineering
    Stantec

    Germantown, MD

Civil Engineering Internship Jobs

average

$55,000

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

What does a Civil Engineering Internship do

Civil engineers design, build, supervise, operate, and maintain construction projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment. Many civil engineers work in design, construction, research, and education.

Duties

Civil engineers typically do the following:

  • Analyze long range plans, survey reports, maps, and other data in order to plan projects
  • Consider construction costs, government regulations, potential environmental hazards, and other factors in planning the stages of, and risk analysis for, a project
  • Compile and submit permit applications to local, state, and federal agencies, verifying that projects comply with various regulations
  • Perform or oversee soil testing to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations
  • Test building materials, such as concrete, asphalt, or steel, for use in particular projects
  • Provide cost estimates for materials, equipment, or labor to determine a project’s economic feasibility
  • Use design software to plan and design transportation systems, hydraulic systems, and structures in line with industry and government standards
  • Perform or oversee surveying operations in order to establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction
  • Present their findings to the public on topics such as bid proposals, environmental impact statements, or descriptions of property
  • Manage the repair, maintenance, and replacement of public and private infrastructure

Civil engineers inspect projects to insure regulatory compliance. In addition, they are tasked with ensuring that safe work practices are followed at construction sites.

Many civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions ranging from supervisor of a construction site to city engineer, public works director, and city manager. Others work in design, construction, research, and teaching. Civil engineers work with others on projects and may be assisted by civil engineering technicians.

Civil engineers prepare permit documents for work on projects in renewable energy. They verify that the projects will comply with federal, state, and local requirements. With regard to solar energy, these engineers conduct structural analyses for large-scale photovoltaic projects. They also evaluate the ability of solar array support structures and buildings to tolerate stresses from wind, seismic activity, and other sources. For large-scale wind projects, civil engineers often prepare roadbeds to handle large trucks that haul in the turbines. In addition, they prepare the sites on the shore or offshore to make sure that the foundations for the turbines will safely keep them upright in expected environmental conditions.

Civil engineers work on complex projects, so they usually specialize in one of several areas.

Construction engineers manage construction projects, ensuring that they are scheduled and built in accordance with plans and specifications. These engineers typically are responsible for the design and safety of temporary structures used during construction.

Geotechnical engineers work to make sure that foundations are solid. They focus on how structures built by civil engineers, such as buildings and tunnels, interact with the earth (including soil and rock). In addition, they design and plan for slopes, retaining walls, and tunnels.

Structural engineers design and assess major projects, such as buildings, bridges, or dams, to ensure their strength and durability.

Transportation engineers plan, design, operate, and maintain everyday systems, such as streets and highways, but they also plan larger projects, such as airports, ship ports, mass transit systems, and harbors.

The work of civil engineers is closely related to the work of environmental engineers.

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how to become a Civil Engineering Internship

Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree. They typically need a graduate degree and licensure for promotion to senior positions. Although licensure requirements vary within the United States, civil engineers usually must be licensed in the locations where they provide services directly to the public.

Education

Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, in one of its specialties, or in civil engineering technology. Programs in civil engineering and civil engineering technology include coursework in math, statistics, engineering mechanics and systems, and fluid dynamics, among other courses, depending on the specialty. Courses include a mix of traditional classroom learning, work in laboratories, and fieldwork.

A degree from a program accredited by the ABET is needed in order to earn the professional engineer (PE) license. In many states, a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology also will suffice as an academic requirement for obtaining a license.

About 1 in 4 civil engineers has a master’s degree. Further education after the bachelor’s degree, along with the PE license and previous experience, is helpful in getting a job as a manager. For more information on engineering managers, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Civil engineers often balance multiple and frequently conflicting objectives, such as determining the feasibility of plans with regard to financial costs and safety concerns. Urban and regional planners often look to civil engineers for advice on these issues. Civil engineers must be able to make good decisions based on best practices, their own technical knowledge, and their own experience.

Leadership skills. Civil engineers take ultimate responsibility for the projects that they manage or research that they perform. Therefore, they must be able to lead planners, surveyors, construction managers, civil engineering technicians, civil engineering technologists, and others in implementing their project plan.

Math skills. Civil engineers use the principles of calculus, trigonometry, and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Organizational skills. Only licensed civil engineers can sign the design documents for infrastructure projects. This requirement makes it imperative that civil engineers be able to monitor and evaluate the work at the jobsite as a project progresses. That way, they can ensure compliance with the design documents. Civil engineers also often manage several projects at the same time, and thus must be able to balance time needs and to effectively allocate resources.

Problem-solving skills. Civil engineers work at the highest level of the planning, design, construction, and operation of multifaceted projects or research. The many variables involved require that they possess the ability to identify and evaluate complex problems. They must be able to then utilize their skill and training to develop cost-effective, safe, and efficient solutions.

Speaking skills. Civil engineers must present reports and plans to audiences of people with a wide range of backgrounds and technical knowledge. This requires the ability to speak clearly and to converse with people in various settings, and to translate engineering and scientific information into easy to understand concepts.

Writing skills. Civil engineers must be able to communicate with others, such as architects, landscape architects, and urban and regional planners. They also must be able to explain projects to elected officials and citizens. This means that civil engineers must be able to write reports that are clear, concise, and understandable to those with little or no technical or scientific background.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a civil engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, approve design plans, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years working under a licensed engineer
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after earning a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Each state issues its own licenses. Most states recognize licensure from other states, as long as the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements. Several states require continuing education for engineers to keep their licenses.

Advancement

Civil engineers with ample experience may move into senior positions, such as project managers or functional managers of design, construction, operation, or maintenance. However, they would first need to obtain the Professional Engineering (PE) license, because only licensed engineers can assume responsibilities for public projects.

After gaining licensure, a professional engineer may seek credentialing that attests to his or her expertise in a civil engineering specialty. Such a credential may be of help for advancement to senior technical or even managerial positions.

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Possible Civil Engineering Internship Career Paths

Civil Engineer
Research Assistant

Real Civil Engineering Internship Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Civil Engineer Intern Gunda Corporation, LLC Houston, TX Mar 11, 2013 $70,200
Civil Engineer Intern ABNA Engineering, Inc. Saint Louis, MO Sep 27, 2014 $67,080
Civil Engineer Intern II Meshek & Associates, PLC Tulsa, OK Sep 18, 2011 $59,500
Civil Engineering Intern Circuit 8 Alva, OK Sep 12, 2014 $56,534
Civil Engineering Intern Crafton, Tull & Associates, Inc. Oklahoma City, OK Aug 30, 2015 $55,994
Civil Engineering Intern Crafton, Tull & Associates, Inc. Rogers, AR Aug 30, 2015 $52,000
Intern Civil Engineer BC Architects Engineers, PLC WA Aug 15, 2016 $50,000
Civil Engineer Intern Burgess Engineering and Testing, Inc. Moore, OK Sep 01, 2013 $50,000
Civil Engineer Intern (Engineer In Training) Burgess Engineering and Testing, Inc. Moore, OK Sep 01, 2013 $50,000
Intern Civil Engineer Smith Roberts Baldischwiler, LLC Oklahoma City, OK Aug 25, 2014 $47,570

Top Skills for a Civil Engineering Internship

Know what it takes to get the job done

SafetyCostEstimatesAutoCADGISGPSArcgisCivil3DConstructionPlansConstructionManagementProjectManagementCivilEngineeringProjectsRFILegalResearchTechnicalReportsPowerpointConstructionInspectionTreatmentPlantErosionControlProjectSitesMatlab

Top Civil Engineering Internship Skills

For civil engineering internship jobs, , companies seek candidates with the following abilities:
  1. Safety
  2. Cost Estimates
  3. Auto CAD
Here’s how the most requested skills appear on resumes:
  • Direct engineering activities ensuring compliance with environmental, safety, or other governmental regulations.
  • Prepared cost estimates for construction projects or management purposes.
  • Provided training to new student employees in basic office tasks, equipment use, and Auto CAD.
  • Worked with CAD and GIS to update existing records and make changes as necessary.
  • Conducted land surveying using GPS system, robotic system, and total station.

Construction Plans, Legal Research, Civil 3D, Project Sites, Safety, Matlab, Erosion Control, Technical Reports, Civil Engineering Projects, Project Management, Cost Estimates, Construction Management, GIS, Arcgis, Auto CAD, Construction Inspection, RFI, Powerpoint, GPS, Treatment Plant

Top Civil Engineering Internship Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Civil Engineering Internship Employers

Civil Engineering Internship positions seems to be very popular at Illinois Department of Transportation where they currently get hired the most.

Civil Engineering Internship job seekers will have an easy time finding open jobs at these firms:
  1. HDR
  2. Granite Construction
  3. Bowman Consulting Group
  4. Rhode Island Department of Health

At the end of the day, Civil Engineering Internship candidates can currently find jobs at 10 companies.

Illinois Department of Transportation, HDR, Granite Construction, Bowman Consulting Group, Rhode Island Department of Health, Ohio Department of Transportation, Entech Engineering Inc., Bolton & Menk, Inc., Blackhawk Engineering, Inc., Sol Caribbean Ltd

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