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'


Tranlin, Inc (US subsidiary of Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., Ltd.)

Position: Engineering and Sales (multiple)

Location: Charlottesville and Chesterfield, Virginia


  1. Willingness to work in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and continually evolving environment;
  2. Excellent English written and oral communication skills;
  3. Major in engineering, business, commerce, marketing, or other related majors;
  4. Preferred - Rising final year students starting from Fall 2015. Other students are also welcome to apply;
  5. Previous successful selling experiences will be a plus;
  6. Experience with marketing relevant products will be a plus;
  7. Interested in working on a multicultural team.

Internship Description:

The objective for the summer intern will be to assist sales directors to effectively determine go to market strategies for Tranlin’s paper and fertilizer products, and to assist in branding and packaging initiatives to meet US consumer and commercial market needs, identifying sales channels and building lead list for prospective accounts, developing and managing sales campaigns, and generating quotes and sales, boosting the sales volume.

Company Description:

Tranlin is breaking into two mature industries at one go, paper production and fertilizer.

In 2015, Tranlin launched its tissue products made from wheat straw and corn stalk in the U.S. primarily in the online shops, Tranlin’s own website ( and Amazon. Tranlin is increasing our efforts to do market penetration and let more consumers enjoy the eco-friendly and healthy benefits of our tissue products. Meanwhile, Tranlin is also entering customer retail/distribution sales, restaurant/quick-service chains, foodservice operators, medical facilities, hotels and hospitality, Government and municipal institutions, higher and private education.

Tranlin is going to be a game changer in the agricultural and gardening segments with our soil boosters and fertlizer. Tranlin’s unique humus-based fertilizer products are made entirely from naturally grown agriculture resources. Even though Tranlin has a far superior product from the market perspective, Tranlin still has a lot to learn from established brands.

For more information and to apply:  Internship  Application process closes April 26, 2016.

Date Posted to this site - 4/22/16


Waste Management

Position: Engineering Intern

Location: Lombard, IL

For more information and to apply:  WM  More information on the company found here

Date Posted to this site - 3/22/16


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


Sea Grant Illinois-Indiana

Position: Summer Intern

Location: West Lafayette, IN and Chicago, IL

Description: Successful applicants will spend 12 weeks working closely with a Sea Grant specialist on issues affecting the Great Lakes. Internships can include research, communications and outreach components. Applicants may also have the opportunity to participate in activities outside of their specific internship duties.

Internships are available in the following areas:
- Aquatic Ecology
- Green Infrastructure
- Sustainable Communities
- Water Pricing & Policy
- Website Development
Interns will be paid $12/hour for 37.5 hours per week. Interns will be student employees of Purdue University or University of Illinois. Some travel and/or weekend work may be expected. Interns are responsible for the cost of housing plus transportation to and from their work place. Work-related travel will be funded by the Sea Grant host. Application packets are due on March 9, 2016. Successful applications will be notified of their acceptance by early April 2016. Internships are expected to start in May 2016 and end in August 2016. Starting dates are flexible due to different school calendars.

To learn more and apply: For more information on the internship program, please visit:  Send all application materials via email to Angela Archer,, and include “Internship Opportunity” in the subject line. All questions should be directed to Ms. Archer via email or 765-496-3722.  Applications packets are due on March 9, 2016.

Date Posted to this site -2/16/2016


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


White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Position: Summer Policy Intern

Location: Washington D.C.

Description: About OSTP- The Office of Science and Technology Policy advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The office serves as a source of scientific and technological analysis and judgment for the President with respect to major policies, plans and programs of the Federal Government.

About the Internship ProgramInterns are accepted for one of three annual terms (Spring, Summer, or Fall), which each last no more than 90 days. The assignments provide educational enrichment, practical work experience, and networking opportunities with other individuals in the science and technology policy arena.

To learn more and apply: More information and application instructions are available at

If you have further questions, please contact Robert Strickling at Robert_B_Strickling@ostp.eop.govApplication Deadline: February 26, 2016

Date Posted to this site -2/10/2016


US Food and Drug Administration Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory

Position: summer internship

Location: Dauphin Island, AL

Description: Three internships are available for 10- to 12- weeks to support research at the FDA Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory (GCSL)/Division of Seafood Science and Technology, Dauphin Island, AL. This Division is within the Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).
The participants will assist senior scientists in planning and conducting studies and related activities in support of the FDA’s mission to address the occurrence of hazards in seafood. Potential areas of investigation for the internship awardees are:
(1) Extraction of marine toxins from naturally contaminated seafood;
(2) Extraction, detection, and characterization of enteric viruses from clinical, environmental, and food samples;
(3) Enumeration of male-specific coliphage in wastewater to assess treatment plant efficacy;
(4) Plating, MPN, real-time PCR, and histamine analysis of psychrotrophic Photobacterium species at refrigeration temperatures;
(5) Examination of the effects of ingredients and storage conditions on histamine formation in seafood products;
(6) Enumeration and molecular characterization of Vibrio species from food and environmental samples.


Anticipated start of internships is mid- to late- May 2016. Begin and end dates are flexible. The ideal applicant will have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree program. Applicants with a Doctorate degree will not be considered.  Stipend: $450/week + relocation assistance (up to $250)

To learn more and apply:  To apply, please send CV/resume and two letters of reference to Dr. Jessica Jones ( Please include the area(s) of investigation in which you are interested. If you are selected for the internship, college transcripts (official or unofficial) and proof of health insurance will be required. Applications will be accepted until February 29, 2016.

Date Posted to this site -1/27/2016


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


NEPTUNE (Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence)

Position: Undergraduate Research Positions

Location: Purdue West Lafayette campus

Description: An exciting undergraduate research opportunity eagerly awaits you! If you would like to be involve in energy research, there are wonderful paid openings and  grade-based research credits available through Purdue NEPTUNE Center for Power and Energy. See research for more information on their projects. Preference given to Purdue Naval ROTC students although opportunities are open to both ROTC and non-ROTC students. 

To learn more and apply: For more information about the program, email   Click here to apply

Date Posted to this site -1/6/2016


Purdue Summer Stay Program

Position: Summer Stay Scholar

Location: West Lafayette, IN

Description: If you are chosen for Summer Stay Scholars, you will receive a scholarship to cover your tuition and fees for up to nine on-campus credit hours for the summer. You will take six to nine on-campus credit hours during the summer — that includes at least three credit hours either working with a faculty member on research or doing an internship in West Lafayette.


To qualify for Summer Stay Scholars, you must have:

  • Attended your first semester at a Purdue University campus in Spring 2015 or earlier
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Not completed a previous on-campus summer course on the West Lafayette campus
  • Undergraduate student status

To learn more and apply: Click here to apply now. The application will be open until February 15, 2016. Decisions on Summer Stay Scholarship recipients will be made by March 15, 2016.

Date Posted to this site -1/6/2016


Tennessee Department of Transportation (DOT)

Position: Summer interns

Location: Multiple Tennessee DOT locations

Description: TDOT offers a paid, 12-week internship program to introduce students to the importance of transportation and civil service. While the majority of our internships are focused in civil engineering, we also offer opportunities for students who are enrolled in other programs such as environmental studies, business administration, urban planning and development, finance, and information technology.:This program will take place from May 16- August 5, 2016.

To learn more and apply: Interested candidates should go online at TN DOT to learn more about specific positions.  .Applications will be accepted until 12:00 P.M. CST March 1, 2016. To apply, please submit an internship application (see the TN DOT link above for the form) and résumé to On site interviews will be held in March 2016.

Date Posted to this site -1/5/2016


City of West Lafayette Wastewater Treatment Plant

Position: Part-time Lab Technician

Location:  Wastewater Treatment Utility, 500 S. River Road, West Lafayette, Indiana

Description: The Part-Time Laboratory Technician is responsible for performing routine laboratory analyses to determine wastewater quality and tests in relation to the Utility’s NPDES Permit for a Class IV 9.0 MGD Activated Sludge Facility.  HOURS: Regular Part-time; 20 hours per week (Saturday and Sunday – 16 hours; 4 hour block of time during regular work week)  SALARY: $11.50/hour  Pro-rated accrued leave benefits provided.


High School Diploma or equivalent.  Have completed one year at a 4-year college or 2 year college. Prefer some secondary education in chemistry and mathematics with laboratory experience and familiarity with wastewater treatment technology. Pursuing a degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources or other environmental related field of study. Basic knowledge of municipal wastewater analysis and sample collection methods through experience or schooling. Ability to operate laboratory instrumentation. Ability to generate accurate and precise analytical data. Computer competency, including Excel and Word. Basic knowledge of wastewater analysis and sample collection methods.Ability to understand the concepts of the laboratory’s QC/QA program and implement concepts.

To apply: Interested candidates should go online at  WL WWTP to submit an application.

Date Posted to this site -12/14/2015

Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, Technology Transition Corporation (TTC)-a nonprofit organization

Position: Winter/Spring nonprofit internships

Location: Washington DC



1) Policy and Government Affairs

TTC has a Policy/Government Affairs position available for researching, monitoring, and reporting on renewable energy legislation and regulations at the federal, state and regional level.

The position requires candidates be familiar with a variety of online resources, databases, and news sources to research proposals and developments that impact renewable energy markets. The individuals may also be asked to reach out to state agencies in collecting data. Some membership and potential member interaction may also be assigned.

The Policy internship supports the American Biogas Council (ABC, and Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC, Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Track legislation at the state level favorable to biogas and use of anaerobic digester technology.
  • Research, monitor, and report on biogas/AD legislation and regulations at the state level
    • Search for opportunities for biogas companies related to carbon credits, organics diversion and biomethane/CNG policies.
  • Attend relevant hearings related to biogas legislation and report to staff/co-chairs the results of those hearings.
    • Help organize meetings of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (LRA) Committee and subgroups.
  • Provide follow-up support to the LRA Committee co-chairs as needed.

1. Write letters of support to legislators and regulators.

2. Analyze the gap between our model legislation and proposed legislation.

3. Communicate complex policy language in layman’s terms through bi-monthly written reports.

  • Researching, monitoring, and reporting on renewable energy legislation and regulations at the federal, state and regional level.
  • Research proposals and developments that impact renewable energy markets.
  • Reach out to state agencies in collection of data.
  • Attend relevant Congressional hearings related to biomass legislation and report to staff the results of those hearings.
  • Assist association members in arranging meetings with state and local officials.
  • Update website with factsheets, presentations, and social media postings.
  • Provide administrative support on conference calls (e.g. taking minutes and follow-up actions).


2) Communications, and Outreach

TTC has four internship positions in Communications and Outreach.


This internship supports two academic-based non-profit associations – Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP, and the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP, The position provides the following set of responsibilities:

  • Assist senior staff preparation of association meetings/teleconferences and take minutes of proceedings.
  • Assist in membership application screening for approval.
  • Maintain online membership directory and ensure contact information is kept up to date.
  • Correspond in a professional manner with members.
  • Aggregate information from multiple sources.
  • Write short news pieces for webpage and newsletter.
  • Edit icons and images for UIDP webpage and print material.
  • Editing of written articles.
  • Cross check information to ensure accuracy.


TTC has a full-time opening for a student or recent graduate with writing and communications experience to assist staff in support of TTC’s clients related to hydrogen and education. These clients include: California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC, ~60%,, Hydrogen Student Design Contest (~40%, Responsibilities include:

  • Education & Outreach
    • Researching projects and developments in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in CaliforniaAssisting staff in developing and promoting California-based events related to hydrogen and fuel cell technology
  • Social Media Support
    • Collecting and reviewing existing education materials on hydrogen and fuel cells in California
    • Promote activities on common social media platforms
  • Hydrogen Student Design Contest
    • Assistance with communications and promotion of the current and next HEF’s Hydrogen Student Design Contest
    • Interaction with participating students, professors and judges to raise awareness on the Contest, develop communications and drive participation in the annual contest


For this internship, we are seeking qualified college-level, graduate students and recent graduates and/or individuals with experience in Communications and looking to expand their knowledge of biogas, AD technology and clean energy, and apply their knowledge gained and skill sets towards real-work projects and activities.

The internship supports the American Biogas Council, in support of membership development, database updating, communications, and speaking invitations. This position requires the candidate have strong communication skills. The ideal candidate should also have familiarity with sustainable agricultural and/or wastewater treatment practices, and some policy-related assignments may be provided to interested interns.


  • Draft, layout and distribute semi monthly Biogas News (ABC’s electronic newsletter)
  • Membership relations (approach industry leaders for information and respond to inquiries by fielding questions to appropriate staff or answer them directly)
  • Market biogas events through email and biogas industry partners
  • Speaker management for ABC webinars and workshops
  • Update and distribute ABC reading materials to members who are traveling to and speaking at biogas industry events


  • Development of brand new U.S. database of operational biogas projects and associated maps and online tools for systems on farms, at wastewater facilities, landfills and other generators of organic waste.
  • Member recruitment
  • Semi-monthly webinars and workshops at industry events
  • Biogas News


  • Proficiency with database management for U.S. operational digester database
  • Proficiency with MS Excel
  • Experience with the analysis of data to create fact sheets, tools and/or educational resources preferred
  • Science or technical background preferred
  • Must be able to comfortably and confidently approach senior industry executives by phone and in person. (We work with senior leaders in hundreds of organizations from start-ups to federal government leaders and executives in multi-national corporations like GE, Waste Management, Toyota and Shell. You will be new to our team and we expect you to integrate quickly to become a part of our team and be comfortable picking up the phone or beginning conversations with these individuals regarding key issues we're working on.)


The third Communications and Outreach position supports senior staff to plan and execute several events and activities of our Biomass clients, including the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC, and a state biomass association to be managed by TTC in the near future. Events include, but are not limited to, conferences, organization meetings, and upcoming webinars. The position requires the candidate be able to communicate effectively with volunteer members of various event organizing committees and reach out to members to coordinate association functions in conjunction with those events. Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Arrange and participate in Steering Committee, Program, and other planning calls. Follow up on action items resulting from those calls.
  • Work with senior staff to prepare materials to distribute at events, including promotional literature and member information.
  • Assist in designing member meet-and-greet functions in conjunction with events and work with Conference organizers to ensure available space and accommodations.
  • Communicate with members and prepare information related to upcoming sponsored webinars.

The ideal candidates should have well developed writing skills and preferably some Communications experience. The candidates should also be assertive, detail oriented, and able to work independently and perform well with firm deadlines.

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

Additional Internship Information and Requirements:


40 hours a week.


TTC will provide a firm stipend of $500/month for full-time work, including holidays that TTC is closed, paid in bi-monthly installments. TTC does not provide compensation for personal/sick time off or holidays, but interns may opt to make up lost hours or be paid on an hourly basis for partial weeks worked.


TTC is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Through the term, we are closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Presidents’ Day.


  • Ability to work well within a team structure
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • High degree of accuracy, dependability and confidentiality
  • Enthusiasm
  • Dependability


  • Great office location, 10 minutes from the White House
  • Ability to accommodate university class schedule
  • Networking opportunities with potential employers
  • Possible credit earned towards one’s college degree

To apply:

Email with your cover letter and resume to the attention of Brian Schorr, Director of Operations. Include either “Policy” or “Communications and Outreach” in the subject line. Both Policy and Communications/Outreach applications will be considered for all positions unless one is specifically requested by the applicant.

Date Posted to this site -12/11/2015

Helmer Scientific

Position: Summer Intern

Location: Noblesville, IN


  • This role will 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
  • Full time summer internship – hours are 8am-5pm, 5 days per week.

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

To apply:

Date Posted to this site -12/11/2015


Position: Summer Intern

Location: various

Description: NASA Internships are educational hands-on opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-time world task completion. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. In addition, there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes. Through these internships, participants leverage NASA's unique mission activities and mentorship to enhance and increase their professional capabilities and clarify their long-term career goals.

NASA Internships can be full or part-time, conducted at a NASA facility, contractor facility, or anywhere activities are ongoing to advance NASA's missions. Mentors can be civil servants, contractors, or faculty conducting activities directly related to NASA's unique assets and ongoing mission activities.

NASA internships occur within the following 4 sessions per year generally corresponding to the academic calendar: spring, summer, fall, and year-long (often following the academic year Aug.-May)

Eligibility: NASA internships are available to high school through graduate level students attending full-time accredited programs appropriate to the NASA internship opportunity for which they receive an offer. U.S. citizenship is required for most internship opportunities. Select opportunities are also open to citizens from countries participating in the NASA International Internship (I^2) Program. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting course of study appropriate to NASA's long-term professional workforce needs. College-level interns must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. While NASA Internships are available to students in a wide-variety of majors ranging from business to science and engineering, individual internship opportunities will target specific disciplines. Applicants have the opportunity to browse and selectively apply for specific internship opportunities once their application is complete.

For more information and to apply: See NASA for more information on the program and how to apply.  Summer internship applications are accepted from November 10, 2015 to March 1, 2016.  Year-long internship applications are accepted at any time. 

Date Posted to this site -11/20/2015

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 -11/20/2015


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 - 7/1/2015


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


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