Engineering Internships

Salt Lake City Corporation

Job Type: Internship

Engineering Area(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Academic Level: Graduates / Alumni (B.S. Degree Required), Senior (Graduating Soon), Junior, Sophomore, Freshman

Salt Lake City has internship opportunities with our Engineering team! The interns will work with the Right-of-Way project group that focuses on design and construction administration of projects within the City’s Right-of-Ways. The projects include design and construction of roadways, sidewalks, curb and gutters and utilities. Typical tasks include support to project managers, designers or inspectors during the construction season.

These internships come with the opportunity to learn and perform a wide range of project activities. The position is designed to provide students with paid professional experience to further their education and training and is academically oriented for the student’s benefit.

Positions will terminate upon completion of the internship period. Incumbents may deal with confidential information, which is expected to be maintained as confidential and shared only on a need to know basis with City employees and elsewhere when authorized by the intern’s City supervisor.

Early application submittal is encouraged. This position will remain open until filled and may close without notice.


– Construction inspection of City contracted work or permitted work in the Right-of-Way. Determine compliance with plans and specifications. Approves and/or rejects contractor’s work. May oversee materials testing.
– Prepares reports of work done, daily logs and project status. Meets periodically with division staff to outline project status or report on project problems.
– Calculates project pricing and payment amounts to be made to contractors.
– Reviews survey data and helps develop project plans.
– Applies standard, accepted engineering principles and best practices.
– Other tasks as assigned.


– Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, though summer internships may not require concurrent enrollment if student is in good standing with the educational institution.
– A Civil Engineering student who will complete either BS or MS from an ABET accredited university in the next 18 month.
– Possess a valid driver license.
– Comfortable interacting with contractors and the general public.


– Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Excel, Word and/or GIS
– Demonstrated community service, participation in professional or student groups
– Strong communication skills.


– All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
– Moderate physical effort, comfortable working conditions, and handling of light weights. Intermittent sitting, standing, and walking may be required. Subject to extended exposure to computer visual display terminals

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.

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