EEE Related Jobs

Internship or Part Time Job Opportunities

Broadening your experience is an important step for any student in EEE, and gaining that experience through summer internships or full time employment can be one of the best avenues. There are many ways here at Purdue to ‘Link to Opportunities for Work Experience’, such as the Office of Professional Practice or the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO).  On occasion, companies or professional organizations will contact EEE direct with information concerning work opportunities.  This information is listed below as it is received.  Check this site frequently as changes may occur often, especially during peak hiring seasons.  In most instances, a contact person and/or organization website is listed.  If given, the application deadline will be noted.     

Investigate job opportunities via the links below, and to the side under ‘Link to Opportunities for Work Experience'


EPA Office of Research and Development/National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (ORD/NHEERL)

Position: Intern

Education Requirements: undergraduates and post bachelors

Location:  Seattle, WA or Corvallis, OR


The goal of this research is to develop tools and datasets which will allow small communities to enhance their sustainability and climate resilience. Small (in range of 30,000 to 60,000 population or less) communities face many issues in terms of the environment and economics, but often have limited staff time and access to data, even when tools are available. Thus, compared to larger cities with greater visibility and more resources which allow them to develop unique sustainability plans, smaller communities would benefit from a readily accessible framework which would allow them to evaluate sustainability with available resources.

This research project will explore the use of Human Well Being Index (HWBI), and Final Ecosystem Goods and Services Survey and Reporting Tool (FEGSSRT) and other EPA community decision support tools in engaging communities, providing information about their environments, conducting community assessments, and in affecting decision making. The research project will include evaluating the utility of these tools, identifying how it was used, and the impact of its use on community perception and environmental quality. The research project will include development of a conceptual “dashboard” to illustrate the output of these tools to communities. 

The research participant could be involved in the following activities:

  • collaborating with a team to assist small communities in their assessment of sustainability and climate resiliency.  
  • evaluating of current sustainability and climate resiliency efforts and needs of cooperating cities such as Bremerton, WA.
  • identifying key metrics of sustainability and climate resiliency.  
  • identifying and evaluating of existing assessment tools, with particular focus on those developed by ORD to address those metrics.
  • conducting user experience research on selected topics and tools.
  • collecting data for use with assessment tools.  
  • preparing an interim report on process to evaluate sustainability and climate resiliency by small cities, ability of current models and data to address needs of cooperating cities, and format for a dashboard or other procedure to summarize tool outputs for a community.

The mentors for this project are Kira Lynch ( and David Olszyk ( The desired start date for this appointment is August 1, 2016.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and EPA.


  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree or have received this degree within 60 months.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences
    • Environmental Health
    • Public Health
    • Earth and Geosciences
    • Environmental Science Studies
    • Geographic Information Systems
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences
    • Environmental Sciences
  • Veteran Status: None

Qualifications:  Applicants must must be currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program in public health, environmental health, environmental science, geographic information systems, or a closely related discipline at an accredited U.S. college or university, or have received a bachelor's degree within five years of the desired starting date. Students will be required to provide proof of enrollment each semester.

The appointment is part time (50% of full time) for one year and may be renewed upon recommendation of EPA and contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend. Funding may be made available to reimburse the participant’s travel expenses to present the results of his/her research at scientific conferences and stakeholder venues. No funding will be made available to cover travel costs for pre-appointment visits, relocation costs, tuition and fees, or participant’s health insurance. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. The participant does not become an EPA employee.

To learn more and apply: Details and apply here

Date Posted to this site -7/1/2016


Black & Veatch

Position: Civil/Environmental Interns (multiple)

Location: multiple (CA-Irvine, CA-Sacramento, CA-Walnut Creek, MN-Bloomington, MN-Minneapolis, MO-Kansas City, SC-Charleston, TX-Dallas)

For more information and to apply: Go to Black &Veatch intern to apply.  For more information on the company see Black & Veatch

Date Posted to this site - 2/25/16


Ramboll Environ

Position: multiple

Location: multiple

For more information and to apply: Go to RambollEnviron Under the "Current Openings" "Job Postings" section select "Associate". Look for the jobs that include "summer intern" in the heading.

Date Posted to this site - 2/25/16


Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Position: Intern

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Description: The Urban Naturalist program at KIB works to create, preserve, and maintain the native, urban ecosystems here in the city of Indianapolis. The Urban Naturalist program is seeking individuals that promote professionalism and are interested in gaining hands-on horticultural training, learning personal and environmental responsibility, and are happy working with a team of individuals pursuing a degree and career in the environmental field.

This is a professional development program/internship for college students pursuing environmentally related degrees. The work is primarily horticultural in nature and involves managing green stormwater infrastructure, performing invasive species removals, and restoring native habitats. The team receives weekly professional enrichment activities that provide exposure and learning experiences for the different types of green careers the students can pursue after graduation. 

Requirements: Interested individuals must be pursuing a degree in an environmentally related field (ecology, biology, env. science/management, etc.). Applicants should be hard workers, consistent in attendance and punctuality, unbiased towards gender, creed, or ethnicity, and possess a strong desire to learn and grow professionally. A horticultural background and outdoor work experience are desired, but not a requirement.

To learn more and apply: Please send an email of interest and a resume to Ethan Olson, Horticultural Project Manager:

Date Posted to this site -2/10/2016


ATC Group Services, LLC (formerly Cardno)

Position: landfill intern or landfill engineer depending on the status of the ideal candidate

Location: Evansville, IN (with per diem) during summer and Cincinnati, OH (for fall semester if intern or thereafter if permanent position)

Description: ATC Group Services is looking for an individual interested in landfill projects.  Depending on the most qualified candidate, the position will be an internship beginning summer 2016 and continuing Fall 2016 with potential employment after graduation.  For a permanent position, the candidate would begin following graduation.  Preference for juniors or seniors although a highly qualified sophomore will be considered.  The opportunity will involve field work in the summer and move into the office setting in the fall.  The focus will be on testing, regulations, and QA/QC on landfill projects with an emphasis on projects involving the new coal ash regulations. 

Qualifications: Opportunity open to all those who can legally work in the United States, both foreign nationals and permanent citizens will be considered.  Individual should be interested in solid waste work.  

More Information on company:

To apply: Please send resumes to  

Date Posted to this site - 1/19/2016


Pathways to Science

Position: Summer Research Opportunities

Location: various

Description: This is a search engine for undergradate summer research opportunities around the world.  There are many NSF opportunities such as REUs, but there are also other opportunities in this database.   There is a key on the right side that gives you an overview (portable funding, includes study abroad, short term opportunity, funds international students, etc) once you select your area(s) of interest.  You search for areas of interest by "level of study" (i.e. year of schooling) and discipline categories.  You may also look for opportunities at specific institutions. You can also look for opportunities by what area of the country you are interested in.  

For more information and to apply: Visit the website Pathways to Science for more information. 

Date Posted to this site -11/20/2016

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

Position: Internships (Multiple for U.S. Dept. of Energy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Location: various

Description: The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) sponsors more than 50 research programs for undergraduate students at national laboratories and other federal research facilities in 24 states and some outside the United States. So whether you are seeking a summer internship, a scholarship to help fund your academic progress, or a longer-term research position to provide hands-on laboratory experience, ORISE has a program for you.  There are multiple job listings potentially applicable to EEEs such as internships in the Wind Power Program office, Water Power Program office, Sustainability Office, Government Energy Management Office, Technology and Water Resources Internship, and DOE State Energy Program Clean Air Act. 

For more information and to apply: See details for each job listing and more information on ORISE at the ORISE website.

Date Posted to this site - 7/1/2015


These jobs are currently listed through Purdue's Center for Career Opportunities.




Federal Government Internships: ORISE and USA Jobs

Search Engine Specific to Green Jobs: GreenJobEngine

Research Opportunities at Purdue: Purdue Undergraduate Research