Experiences and benefits
Civil & Environmental Engineering internships afford students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an industry setting, while providing work experience that is important to both the engineer and future employers. Engineering internship jobs are paid positions in actual engineering roles. Internships experiences can take on many forms, depending on the employer. Benefits of an engineering internship job include:
- Gaining valuable practical skills and work experience that will give you an edge when applying for jobs
- Developing unique skills that can only be obtained through work experience
- Exploring different areas of expertise to help with future career path decisions
- Internships often lead to future full-time employment
Obtain an engineering internship job
Browse current internship opportunities; complete the form and upload your resume. Your information will be forwarded to the prospective employers who then will contact you. If you have questions or need more information, please email Dr. Adam Hand.
Current internship opportunities
Several public and private entities in Nevada seek Civil & Environmental Engineering interns. Review the following opportunities and fill out the internship application form to apply.
Company name: ACTUS
Position title: Flood Control Engineer Intern
Position location: Las Vegas
Position description: ACTUS has an immediate opportunity for a Flood Control Engineering Intern to join its Las Vegas office. The candidate will assist the principal engineer with research, design and analysis for flood control conveyance facilities.
Responsibilities will include:
- Flood control hydrologic/hydraulic modeling
- Research of historic drainage studies and preliminary site assessments
- Preparation of drainage studies
- Engineering design of flood-control facilities including channels and storm drain systems
Desired majors: Civil engineering
- Junior/senior year in an accredited Bachelor of Science school in civil engineering or related field
- Civil Engineering Intern License or ability to obtain a license within six months of employment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work on a team of designers, surveyors and engineers
- Practical application of various hydrology/hydraulics software including HEC-1 (or HEC-HMS), HEC-RAS, Flowmaster and WSPG
- Proficient in MS Word and Excel
- Competence with AutoCad Civil 3D
- Practical application of WaterCad V8 for water network analyses. The principal engineer will train the candidate for preparation of water network analyses.
Hours per week: Full time
Salary, wage and /or benefit information: To be determined based on experience
Additional information: ACTUS provides professional services with in-house staff in civil engineering, land survey, land use planning, water resources management and construction administration. The ACTUS team has completed cost-effective and innovative design and construction administration services for both public and private clients in Clark County and Nevada.
Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2023
Options for research projects
Students may also be interested in research opportunities in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department. Those interested should visit the Undergraduate Research Opportunities page.