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’.


CH2M Hill

Position: Water Engineering Internship

Location: Boise, ID

About the Company: For decades, CH2M HILL has been a global leader in engineering, consulting, design, program management, construction and operations, working on the most challenging and impactful projects around the world. Through these challenging projects, we develop our people — who transform complex and creative ideas into reality, every day. Join us and together we can work to build a sustainable world. We support you to reach your greatest career goals through continued professional development, a positive work life balance and undeniably cool engineering projects. Join employee-owned CH2M HILL and discover why our diverse team has been consistently ranked as one of the leading employers and repeatedly recognized as a best place to work in the U.S.

Job Description: The challenge? Our Boise, Idaho office is seeking an intern for Summer 2015. The selected candidate will assist project managers and engineers with a variety of project tasks.

Our Water Engineering Interns: Take wastewater sampling, laboratory analysis, and reporting; Assist the startup and operations of biological nutrient removal wastewater treatment plants; and Work directly on our client site.
You should be a self-motivated professional in your junior year, or higher, in college and pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering or equivalent from an accredited university. Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is preferred. Experience in BioWin or equivalent is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication, decision-making, problem resolution, and a sense of initiative are important for the position. You should have a team-oriented attitude as well as a desire to grow personally and professionally with this internship opportunity.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Student is enrolled in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering or similar degree from an ABET accredited University
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge of BioWin software or equivalent.
  • Ability to climb ladders, lift and carry loads.
  • Will be located at active municipal wastewater treatment plant. Personal Protection Equipment is required.
  • Will be located at an active construction site. Personal Protection Equipment is required.
  • Must have driver’s license and available transportation. Mileage will be reimbursed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate student in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering or similar degree with an emphasis in wastewater treatment from an ABET accredited university
  • Strong in technical writing and verbal communication.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint
  • Experience working in multi-discipline teams to achieve results

More Information on the company and to apply:

Date Posted to this site - 2/20/2015


Helmer Scientific

Position: Manufacturing-EH&S Summer Internship

Location: Nobelsville, IN


General Job Description/Primary Responsibilities:

  • This role will be help with reducing risks identified in the job safety analysis and ergonomic analysis.
  • Will do engineering calculations to identify actual manufacturing waste streams and emissions.
  • Will identify, implement, and track Pollution Prevention projects
  • Assist with improving Indoor Air Quality and reducing employee exposures identified in the Industrial Hygiene analysis.
  • Assist with EH&S projects as assigned.

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • College Sophomore pursuing a degree in Environmental science, engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience working in manufacturing environment preferred
  • Education or experience in occupational safety or environmental engineering preferred

Full time summer internship – hours are 8 am - 4:30 pm, 5 days per week.

More Information on company:   Established in 1977 to serve the life science industry, Helmer is a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of high quality laboratory equipment and refrigerated product. Our headquarters are located in Noblesville, Indiana, where we exclusively manufacture Helmer Refrigerators, Freezers, Platelet Storage, and Plasma Thawing Systems. Our products are available direct in the U.S. and Canada, as well as through international distributors worldwide.

Our purpose and values form the foundation of our company. We are passionate about serving our customers in their efforts to improve and save human lives, providing opportunities for personal growth and development for our people, and positively impacting the world community.

To apply: Go to  and click "open positions" button.  Apply for the "environmental and safety intern" position. 

Company Website: Helmer Inc.

Date Posted to this site - 2/13/2015


Northrop Grumman 

Position: Internship

Location: Redondo Beach, CA

Description: The environmental group of Northrop Grumman is looking for a environmental engineer intern.  There is a high possibility that the internship position will become a full time position upon graduation.

To apply: Email your resume to Jerry Andis, Environmental Services Manager, at .  Although not required, we suggest you highlight your experiences in comparison to Northrup Grummon's environmental group in the email.

Company Website: Northrop Grumman Environmental

Date Posted to this site - 2/9/2015


NASA Johnson Space Center

Position: Co-op

Details: Johnson Space Center (JSC) is participating in the OPP Career Fair on February 17th, 10am-3pm in the PMU North Ballroom.  JSC will have two recruiters in attendance - Kristen Breitenbach and Steve Riley, but note that JSC will not be doing interviews on February 18th or 19th but rather working thru the USA Jobs site.  This spring JSC is piloting the use of USAJobs to accept applications for the JSC Pathways opportunities. They anticipate the application window to only be open from February 11-18, and will have USAJobs-specific application information on hand at the fair.

Pathways interviews will be conducted in the late February/early March timeframe, and students must apply through USAJobs in order to be considered for a Pathways opportunity. If you are interested in interning at JSC, please visit with JSC recruiters so they can share specific information on how to apply for a fall position. 

To apply: The USAJobs link is

Date posted to this site: 2/5/2014


Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Position: 2015 Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship (multiple)

Details: The Department of Environmental Management is participating in and now accepting application for the 2015 Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship program. This program provides interns the opportunity to work with state agency officials, as well as participate in a Speakers Series which features various elected officials, state agency directors and other government representatives. Governor’s Summer Interns will spend at least 50 percent of their time on a predetermined project that enhances college-level skills and abilities.

To be considered for the internship program, candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education. Students who are graduating in May 2015 are eligible to apply.
The 2015 Governor’s Summer Internship program recipients are paid a rate of $11.30 per hour. Students interested in receiving college credit for the intern opportunities should contact their school’s career/internship office for guidelines. The program runs from May to August. Interns will be able to pick from a few start dates and then an end date that best fits their schedule, however, the intern’s last day cannot be later than the end of August. 
Interested students must submit an online application for the specific internship(s) of choice via the State of Indiana job bank. Students must complete all fields in the application. Each field pertaining to the degree which they are pursuing (including an expected graduation date) must be completed in the Education section of the application even if they copy/paste/attach their resume. If students do not fill out all sections, the application will be marked as incomplete and will not be considered.
The deadline to submit an application is March 1, 2015. The intern positions are posted to external applicants only.
IDEM Positions:
Job ID Posting Title begins with "Governor's Summer Intern" 
  • 594432 IDEM Office of Water Quality Watershed Assessment & Planning Branch (5 positions) 
  • 594434 IDEM Office of Water Quality - Ground Water (2 positions) 
  • 594437 IDEM Office of Water Quality - Wetlands and Storm Water (2 positions) 
  • 594438 IDEM Office of Air Quality - Permit Review (2 positions) 
  • 594439 IDEM Office of Compliance Support – CTAP 
  • 594440 IDEM Office of Air Quality - Compliance and Enforcement Branch 
  • 594441 IDEM Office of the Chief of Staff - Finance Division 
  • 594442 IDEM Office of Land Quality - GIS Services 
  • 594443 IDEM Office of Land Quality - Underground Storage Tanks - Abandoned Sites 
  • 594444 IDEM Office of Land Quality - Underground Storage Tanks – POS Sites 
  • 594445 IDEM Office of Land Quality – Leaking Underground Storage Tanks 
  • 594449 IDEM Office of Land Quality – Remediation Services – Dry Cleaner Research 
  • 594451 IDEM Office of Land Quality – Permits Branch - Research 
  • 594455 IDEM Office of Land Quality - Confined Feeding Permits Section 
  • 594458 IDEM Office of Land Quality - Underground Storage Tanks - NF-FR
For more information and to apply: Visit the State Personnel Department website:   (Left Menu: Job Seekers > Summer Internships). 

Date Posted to this site - 1/30/2015


Chicago Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association

Position: Multiple internships

Location: Iowa and Illinois

Details: The Chicago Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association is posting summer engineering internships with Illinois and Iowa area businesses on its website.  These positions can be found under general job posting section.   Areas of interest include:
  • water/wastewater engineering
  • environmental engineering
  • planning
  • and more

For more details and to apply: Visit the website at

Date Posted to this site - 1/30/2015


Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA)

Position: Internship Program

Location: Washington DC

Description: The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) is now accepting applications for its Internship Program. Over 10 weeks, interns will be working with policymakers in one of EPSA’s offices, making meaningful contributions to research, analysis and day to day office administration. This program provides a unique opportunity to learn about energy policy at the national level, and build research and analytical skills. 

The Director of EPSA serves as the principal policy advisor to the Secretary of Energy on energy issues and related integration of energy systems. EPSA is a focal point for policy coordination within the Department on the formulation, analysis, and implementation of energy policy. It also coordinates related programmatic options and initiatives that facilitate the transition to a clean and secure energy economy.

EPSA covers a number of areas in energy policy, including:

  • Climate, Environment, and Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Security
  • Energy Systems and Integration
  • Water-Energy Nexus
  • Critical Materials
  • Energy Finance, Incentives and Program Review
  • State, Local and Tribal Cooperation
  • The Quadrennial Energy Review
Qualifications:   To qualify for an EPSA internship you must:
  • Demonstrate an interest in energy policy, public policy, or a related field
  • Possess the following skills:
    • Strong research and analytical skills,
    • Quantitative reasoning skills,
    • Detail oriented, and
    • Ability to communicate effectively via email and in person.
  • Be available to intern at our office for at least 10 weeks for the given semester (summer, fall, or spring)
  • Be a third or fourth year undergraduate student, a graduate student, or have graduated from either undergraduate or graduate school in the 24 months prior to the start of the internship.
  • Be a U.S. citizen

Through the EPSA Internship you can earn either a stipend or academic credit. Please ask for more details if you are selected for an interview.

For more information and to apply: See  The deadline for the summer semester is March 31st, 2015 11:59PM.  Fall and spring internships are also available. For more information email .

Date Posted to this site - 1/9/2015


American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Position: Internship

Location: Washington DC

Description:  The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is Dedicated to the World’s Most Important Resource™. It provides knowledge, information and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond.  AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting efforts of the full spectrum of the water community. AWWA maintains a Government Affairs Office in Washington, DC, within short subway rides of Capitol Hill and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a brief walk to the White House.  Those three entities (Congress, the EPA, and other executive branch agencies) are the focus of most of AWWA’s governmental affairs efforts. Staff closely coordinate their many activities through the Water Utility Council (WUC) to develop action programs to initiate, evaluate, respond and comment within the framework of Association policy, on legislative, regulatory, and other matters which directly affect water utilities. 

The selected candidate will work on one major project for the duration of the internship, with the objective of the internship being a paper that would be submitted to the Journal –
AWWA for peer review and (hopefully) publication.  Published papers from previous intern projects are listed at the end of this announcement. 
The selected candidate will also attend meetings and briefings in the area to gain an understanding of the breadth of water policy issues covered by the DC Office.  The
student will work with AWWA staff on a project that would best fit his or her qualifications.  Potential projects ideas include the following:
•        Analysis of Monitoring and Reporting Violations versus Violations of Standards –This analysis would compare the two types of violations to determine if monitoring and
reporting violations are a precursor of violations of the standards. 
•        Analysis of Capacity vs. Demand in the Very Large Systems – This analysis will develop case studies of the approximately 30 very large systems that serve more than
one million people looking at the current system capacity vs. demand, and also the project capacity vs. demand for the system.
•        A Political Map of Drinking Water in America – This analysis would identify the issues associated with drinking water regulation and legislation on a state-by-state basis
with an emphasis on the top media markets of the US (potentially at a city/county level as well).  The analysis would be sufficiently detailed to help focus grassroots outreach
and media actions by AWWA. 
The three projects listed above are examples. Other water policy projects addressing important water sector issues such as climate change, sustainability, effectiveness of
regulations, water infrastructure financing, affordability of water, water security and preparedness, the water-energy nexus, and others could be considered for the internship
depending on qualifications and current drinking water policy needs. 
Past Drinking Water Policy Interns’ Papers
McGavisk, E., Roberson, J.A., and Seidel, C.  Using Community Economics to Compare Arsenic Compliance and Noncompliance.  Journal AWWA.  105:3:47 (March 2013). 
Aubuchon, C.P., and Roberson, J.A.  Price Perception and Nonprice Controls under Conservation Rate Structures.  Journal AWWA.  104:8:33 (August 2012). 
Weir, L., and Roberson, J.A.  National Compliance Costs from a Potential Revision to the Nitrate Regulation.  Journal AWWA, 103:3:44 (March 2011).
Reiling, S.J., Roberson, J.A., and Cromwell. J.E.  Drinking Water Regulations: Estimated Cumulative Energy Use and Costs.  Journal AWWA, 101:3:42 (March 2009).
•        Graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Science, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, and/or Master of Environmental/Public Policy
preferred.  Undergraduate students that have completed at least their sophomore year will also be considered. 
•        Excellent communication skills
•        Experience with environmental issues preferred
•        Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
Note: Wages/salary will be dependent upon qualifications of selected applicant.

To apply:  Please submit a resume, cover letter and a short paragraph that explains why you wish to take part in this internship to Alan Roberson at .  Resumes without the other requested information will not be considered. AWWA staff will review all candidate materials and select a student for this internship. The deadline to apply is 5:00PM EST March 6, 2015.

Date Posted to this site - 1/9/2015


Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) Undergraduate Summer Research and Internships

Position: Multiple

Location: Multiple

Description: IBP's mission is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. There are over 800 programs in the IBP database of paid summer 2015 undergraduate research opportunities. See for more information. To look specifically at NASA-supported internships, fellowships, and scholarships please see . For research opportunities specific to engineering please see .There is also a section of the website dedicated to helping you with the application process ( Deadlines for application submission vary please refer to the websites given above for more information.

Date Posted to this site - 11/26/2014


National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

Position: Multiple

Locations: Multiple--domestic and international

Description:   The programs are sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and are hosted in various universities. The programs are sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and are hosted in various universities. They are among the most prestigious summer programs that an undergraduate can participate in. Individual REUs tend to be specialized in a particular field of science. There are REUs in many scientific fields such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, biology, psychology, and computer science. REU sites typically consist of ten undergraduates working in the research program of the host institution.  Program participants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States, per NSF requirements, to receive funding. However, some REU sites accept "self-funder" international students. The NSF REU program is competitive and is recommended for students considering to further their academic endeavors (i.e. graduate school).  Applications are typically due between February and March. 

For more information:   Suggested categories to search include engineering, DoD, international science and engineering, and materials research. There may be other environmentally focused projects in other categories. If you are interested in a specific project, click on the specific links.  It may also be helpful to meet with your EEE faculty mentor for more insight on the process and to help focus on which projects are more applicable to your interests.

Date Posted to this site - 11/13/2014


Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Position: Civil/Environmental Engineering Student Employee (approximately 15 positions)

Locations: The majority of available positions may be located in Whittier, CA.
Job Description: The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (Districts) promote environmental sustainability in California by converting waste to vital resources such as water and energy.
Students may obtain experience working with over 250 Districts' engineers in areas such as: wastewater research, water quality monitoring, wastewater and solid waste operations, air quality engineering, field engineering, planning and construction.
Minimum Qualifications: To be eligible, you must 1) maintain student status through summer or fall enrollment at an ABET accredited Civil/Environmental engineering program during employment; 2) have a strong working knowledge of computers; 3) be available to work full-time for at least twelve weeks during normal business hours in the summer and 4) have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Opportunities to work part-time during the school year may be possible for students that indicate "year round" availability on their application.
To apply and for more information: Only online applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application. Go to
For additional questions:  Contact Robyn Beach, Engineering Recruiting Coordinator at or 562-908-4288 ext 2827.
Note: Job posting closes 2-20-2014 at 11:59PM Pacific Time

Date Posted to this site - 11/7/2014


Black and Veatch

Position: Civil/Environmental intern

Location: Indianapolis, IN; Phoenix, AZ; Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; Lake Oswego, OR; Dallas, TX; Charleston, SC

More information about the company: Our employee-owned company has more than 100 offices worldwide and is among the Forbes "500 Largest Private Companies in the United States." We have been ranked by Engineering News-Record as the industry’s No. 1 design firm in both Power and Telecommunications and are consistently in the Top 10 in Water. We’re also leaders in more than 20 categories among design firms, contractors and environmental companies worldwide.

Company website:

To apply: Go to: Click on "Black and Veatch" link. Search for specific job and apply to the requisition numbers given. The requisition numbers are 20037BR or 20038BR for Civil/Environmental Intern.

Date Posted to this site - 11/6/2014

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