There is no official internship requirement for the civil engineering program, however students are encouraged to enhance their education during summers and other times with positions at local firms or agencies. Some students take a summer and a semester for a long-term full-time internship, with a greater possibility of being hired full-time with the same company after graduation.
Check back here often for new internship opportunities. Below are links to currently open positions.
Jackson County, MN
The Jackson County Public Works Department has several openings for full-time seasonal summer interns, including Civil Engineering Technician, GIS, and maintenance. See the document linked below for specifics.
Washington County, MN
The Washington County Public Works Department has openings for full-time seasonal summer interns. Position will report to the Construction Manager or Assistant County Surveyor. This position assists engineers, construction inspectors, and survey crews on roadway construction and/or survey projects. Under direct supervision, the engineering intern will inspect and monitor the progress of the project to ensure contractors meet county and state specifications. The position will document progress, materials, test results and other required reports/logs. Participates in survey fieldwork necessary to maintain construction progress and/or for maintenance and perpetuation of the United States Public Land Survey System. Work will be approximately 85% outside/15% inside. Inside work will include assisting in the general duties of the design/engineering department.
Olmsted County, MN
Olmsted County has seasonal positions available in our Parks, Highway/Engineering/Surveying areas and Soil Conservation departments. Interested individuals can visit the Olmsted County website for the complete job descriptions and required application.
Cemstone - Mankato and Faribault
We have a summer position available in Mankato & possibly Faribault for a person to learn and work with concrete on the QC side. This job would consist of conducting aggregate moistures, aggregate gradations, MN-Dot workbook entries and job site visit with QC work.
Winona County, MN
Seasonal Engineering Aide will perform inspection and testing duties on the County's highway construction projects along with inspection and inventory of department's transportation inventory. Seasonal Engineering Aide report to the full-time County Engineering Technicians and Assistant County Engineer.
Carver County, MN
Up to three positions assisting Public Works staff with different aspects of field and office operations related to asset management, highway construction and other functions of Public Works. The position may be assigned to a single project or multiple projects over the course of employment and will be directed and supervised by either the Engineering or Surveying & Mapping departments of Public Works.
Environmental Tillage Systems
Environmental Tillage Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of conservation tillage, integrated planting and nutrient management equipment, which enhances soil productivity and farm profitability. Our SoilWarrior systems set the standard for in-field performance, machine durability, and ease of operation. For more information visit soilwarrior.com. This internship will focus on all aspects of engineering of the SoilWarrior product line. Duties may include prototyping, light assembly, field testing (and associated travel), documentation of assembly processes and systems.
Graduate Position: RRC Companies - Full-Time EIT
RRC is seeking a talented entry-level structural engineer to help us build the future of U.S. energy production from our Maple Grove office near Minneapolis, Minnesota. RRC is a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm that specializes in energy projects, particularly renewable energy, throughout the United States.
Metropolitan Counties (20+ positions in 5 counties)