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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Vancouver

Application Deadline: May. 22, 2023

Starts: May. 22, 2023

Available Positions: 1

Salary Range: $17.00 - $27.00

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting -  made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder -  with world-class expertise in environmental,  social and governance (ESG),  climate resiliency &  sustainability (CRS),  and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes,  create firm foundations for communities to stand on,  and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. 

As part of the team,  you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

Nationally recognized as a Top 100 Internship Program,  WSP USA hosts hundreds of interns across the United States to gain hands-on,  meaningful work experience to enhance their education and professional aptitude.  Our interns gain exposure to real projects while working side by side with senior staff.  Through our Developing Professionals Network,  interns gain mentorship,  networking opportunities and lifelong career connections.

Our US Mine Waste Team is seeking a Summer 2023 Mine Waste Civil/Geotechnical Engineering Intern to work out of our Portland,  OR office. 


Your Impact

  • Support a variety of engineering tasks with the goal to develop technical,  social,  and ethical skills.
  • Learn basic principles of Civil,  Mining,  and Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Assist with project research,  field work,  and preliminary design calculations and analysis.
  • Support preparation of final design plans,  special provisions,  and cost estimates.
  • Assist in collecting and maintaining project documentation.
  • Complete training on assigned tasks.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds,  resources and conduct,  and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.
  • Please note that there is no relocation or housing assistance associated with this internship.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.


Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Actively enrolled in an accredited Civil,  Mining,  or Geotechnical Engineering Degree or related Undergraduate program.
  • Demonstrated interest in heavy earthwork,  construction,  geotechnical drilling,  or mining,  or related field and have a strong desire to advance skills related to WSP’s work and projects.
  • Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others,  expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Capable of taking direction from leadership,  mentors,  and managers to executive projects.
  • Basic proficiency with technical writing,  office automation,  software,  spreadsheets,  technology,  and tools.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health,  safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Authorization to work in the United States at the start of the internship
  • Please note that there is no relocation or housing assistance associated with this internship.
  • Must be able to pass a HAZWOPER physical and be medically able to wear a tight-fitting respirator.
  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening. 
  • This role is subject to a client-mandated drug/alcohol testing policy.  As such,  employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests.  A copy of this policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request. 
  • This position is contingent upon WSP being selected for a contract or program we are currently pursuing. 
  • This position is subject to and contingent upon client approval of candidates put forth for consideration by WSP.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior internship and leadership involvement on campus.