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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


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 Seattle Water Team is seeking a full-time Summer 2023 Graduate Water Resources Engineering Intern to work out of our Seattle,  WA office. 


Your Impact

  • Assist more experienced staff in the execution of a variety of drinking water,  wastewater and stormwater planning and design projects.
  • Assist with project research,  analyze project data and perform basic calculations.
  • Prepare materials for presentations or client meetings.
  • Assist more experienced staff in broader related activities,  including possible site visits and field notes.
  • Support a variety of engineering tasks with the goal to develop technical,  social,  and ethical skills.
  • Learn basic principles of Water Resources 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.


Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Actively enrolled in an accredited Civil Engineering,  Environmental Engineering,  or related Masters or PhD program.
  • Demonstrated interest in Water Engineering 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.
  • Detail-oriented with an emphasis on quality work products.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office,  CAD,  GIS
  • Prior internship and leadership involvement on campus.
  • Please note that there is no relocation or housing assistance associated with this internship.


Expected Salary:  $17.00-$27.00/hr 

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education,  experience,  knowledge,  skills,  and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location.  WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation,  depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local,  state,  or federal law.