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EEE Related Internship and 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'


American Water Works Association (AWWA)

LocationWashington D.C.

Position: Internship

Education Requirements: Graduate or undergraduate student having completed at least their sophomore year pursuing a degree in public policy, environmental science, political science, environmental engineering or a similar field


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’s Government Affairs Office, where this internship is located, is in Washington, DC and is minutes away from Capitol Hill, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House. The executive and legislative entities 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 plans to initiate, evaluate, respond, and comment on legislative, regulatory, and other matters which directly affect water utilities. You can read more about AWWA’s Government Affairs Office on our website.
The selected candidate will assist the government affairs team on regulatory, legislative, and other federal policy issues.  Examples of such activities include:
o Attend and report back on congressional, agency, and other organization’s hearings and briefings on relevant issues
o Review and assist in the analysis of pending legislation, regulations, and other federal activities and develop talking points for the government affairs team
o Assist in the development of regulatory, programmatic, and legislative strategy for various issues relevant to the water sector
o Other activities in support of the government affairs office as needed.
Current areas of focus include managing lead and copper, developing frameworks for partnerships among utilities, increasing the sector’s resilience and preparedness, and engaging with the conservation title of the upcoming Farm Bill.  Applicants should include a cover letter discussing their interest and/or experience with any of the subjects or another subject important to the water sector.  Applicants will not be considered without a cover letter.  AWWA is a non-partisan organization. $18 – 19.50/hour. Work schedule can be full or part time to fit student’s course schedule. 


  • Graduate or undergraduate student having completed at least their sophomore year pursuing a degree in public policy, environmental science, political science, environmental engineering or a similar field.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

To learn more and apply: Go to AWWA.   

Date Posted to this site -  8/31/2017



LocationElyria, OH

Position: Safety and Environmental (HSE) Co-op

Education Requirements: Currently attending an accredited college or university with 3.0+ GPA


Co-Op Opportunity for Safety or Industrial Engineering, Occupational Health & Safety, or Environmental majors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. A Co-Op in this position will work primarily in the Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) Department.


Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development and implementation of beneficial programs/projects aimed at improving employee safety, equipment ergonomics, emergency response systems, and environmental efficiency
  • Monitoring, analyzing, and reporting of operational safety, environmental and sustainability metrics
  • Participate on new equipment launch teams to complete requirements for HSE, including job hazard analysis, personal protective equipment assessments, machine guarding assessments, waste evaluations and HSE regulatory permitting
  • Investigate and contribute to the resolution of employee occupational safety injuries, environmental incidents and property loss events
  • Assist with process safety improvement projects, including use of six sigma tools, lean, and project management skills as required
  • Contribute and participate in ISO14001/OHSAS18001 implementation and auditing teams. Contribute and participate in corporate HSE regulatory compliance audits to ensure OSHA & EPA requirements are being met.
  • Creation and compilation of annual reports for submittal to OSHA and EPA.
  • Development of safety and environmental awareness training, communications material and employee events
  • Liaison work with Plant HSE, Engineering personnel, and other functional disciplines with potential for travel as required

Required Skills: 

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast- paced, team- focused environment
  • Self-motivation and the ability to learn new assignments quickly
  • Strong communication, organization and collaboration skills.
  • Knowledge of statistical tools preferred
  • Able to travel domestically (US) and possibly internationally (MX, CAN)

To learn more and apply: Go to Bendix HSE.   

Date Posted to this site -  8/20/2017



LocationFolsom, CA

Position: Water Engineering Intern

Education Requirements: Prefer 2 years completed towards degree with 3.0+ GPA


In the role of the Water Engineering Intern, we will count on you to:

  • Offer real-world experience on exciting projects
  • Connect with recent college graduates and our company leaders through mentoring and young professionals programs
  • Apply standard engineering techniques and procedures
  • Perform assignments under the direct supervision of a professional or Project Manager
  • Perform other duties as needed


Required Qualifications: 

  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate engineering program, with a focus on water preferred
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Must possess strong problem-solving and communication skills
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prefer 2 years completed toward degree with 3.0+ GPA
  • Prefer EIT Registration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software packages related to field of study/industry

To learn more and apply: Go to HDR.   

Date Posted to this site -  4/12/2017



Location: Multiple locations

Position: multiple

Education Requirements: BS through PhD

To learn more and apply: internship opportunities Scroll down to the "search for jobs in one of our countries" .  (Please note the directions after this apply specifically to US locations.  You can also search for other locations world wide.)  Select "United States".  Under Current Job Openings, select the "view our college career gateway" section.  Select the "search openings" heading.  Under the "search openings" heading, add "environmental and internships" to the keyword section and hit "search" at the bottom of the screen.  Please note some of the positions are general positions that apply to many locations throughout the United States. 

Date Posted to this site -  2/16/2017


Indiana Governor's Public Service Summer Internship Program

LocationIndianapolis, IN
Position: Governor's Summer Intern (multiple)
Education Requirements: Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education.
Description: Every summer, the State Personnel Department administers the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship program. This internship program was created in 1989 to introduce bright and motivated college students to the operations and officials of state government. This program provides interns the opportunity to work with state agency officials, as well as participate in co-curricular components to enrich their experience. 

Governor’s Summer Interns spend at least 50 percent of their time on a predetermined project that enhances college-level skills and abilities. The 2016 program was paid a rate of $11.30 per hour and/or college credit was given to the students if approved by their respective colleges and universities. 

In 2016, 150 interns were hired in 30 executive branch agencies. The internships attract students from many areas of study including engineering, business, communications, finance, agriculture, and veterinary science. There are also co-curricular components of the program to ensure it is competitive, reputable, and inclusive of experiential learning. Interns participate in cohort activities on a weekly basis designed to enable:

  • Professional growth and preparedness for the workforce upon graduation,
  • Exposure to many facets of state government,
  • Networking and camaraderie development among the cohort.

SPD facilitated internship events on the Government Center campus designed to meet the goals stated above. Events included panel discussions with state government leaders, professional development seminars like a soft skills workshop, and tours of state and community assets like the War Memorial. The enhanced programming continue in 2017. 

To learn more and apply: Governor Internships   Click the yellow "search for opportunities" button near the top of the screen.  Search for "intern" as a keyword to find positions. Make sure to change the "posted date" category to an applicable time period like "last month".  Otherwise you won't find any opportunities (default is last year).  Scroll through results using the arrow keys on right side of search results screen near the top. The first round of opportunities includes numerous applicable positions with the environmental management agency.   The timeframe for applications ranges from January through February.  The first round of internship applications are due by 2/24/17.  Due date will vary depending on when the internship is posted.  

Date Posted to this site -  1/25/2017



LocationPositions around the United States

Position: Engineering Intern, EHS Intern, Intern-Environmental Health and Safety

Education Requirements: currently enrolled in BS or MS engineering program


We are seeking highly motivated and energetic students to join our team as Engineering Interns.  View

Join Arconic and join a network of people who are passionate about industry-changing technology that advances the world.  You'll have the opportunity to work with leading global companies that operate in world-changing industries - such as aerospace, automotive, building and construction, defense and commercial transportation.  It's not just a job.  It's a career and a path to the future.  You'll be part of a diverse culture of learning, teaching and mentorship.  Arconic is fully committed to developing people: providing employees with the resources, and learning and development opportunities they need to excel and build a career.

Why join us? Your education is just beginning! Our interns have the opportunity to be part of real world business scenarios. Their skills are sharpened as full members of a project team, working alongside leaders in partnership with business unit clients. Interns are assigned projects based on their business unit specifications which will vary depending on location. Some of the highlights as a member of the team are business insights sessions with the Senior Leadership team across the organization, professional development opportunities, and plant tours, and social activities with other interns and colleagues. With over 50 locations across the US, there are opportunities to work in a variety places around the country. Internships typically run from May/June through August. What are we looking for?
We look for interns with:
• Demonstrated outstanding academic achievement
• A strong record of team, project and/or people leadership in a work setting and/or extracurricular activities
• The ability to thrive in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
 • Willingness to take initiative to understand the business
 • An aptitude for problem solving; strong writing and verbal communication skills
• Previous successful experience as an active member of a team
• A strong commitment to excellence and to personal and professional growth
• Must be resourceful, responsible, tenacious, curious, independent, confident and high energy


• Currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree program in Engineering or Engineering Technology

• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

• Relevant internship/work/research experience

To learn more and apply: Go to Search for Arconic Jobs.  Scroll down to the blue section of the page and click on "view job opportunities".  In the "keywords" box at the top of the screen type "intern".  A variety of positions will come up.  You are looking for the "engineering interns", and anything that has "EHS" or "Environmental Health and Safety" in the title. Review all applicable position descriptions even if it says "full time" as they all are listed as "full time" for Employee type under the job snapshot on the right hand side of the screen of the individual job profile. Each position is listed separately so you must apply to all the positions/locations you are interested in. More information on Arconic which includes Alcoa.  

Date Posted to this site -  1/3/2017



LocationMultiple locations
Position: multiple
Education Requirements: Bachelor or Graduate students (see individual posts)
To learn more and apply: HDR jobs In link to the left look for the "key words" heading and type "environmental and intern". Hit the "search for jobs" button at the bottom of the screen.  Scroll down to the bottom of the screen to see the variety of openings across the country. 

Date Posted to this site -  11/21/2016



LocationMultiple locations
Position: multiple
Education Requirements: BS 
To learn more and apply: internships  Under the "position status" category select "intern/student". For keyword category type in "environmental" and hit the search button. On the next screen, look at the positions in the Environment, Government and Water listing under the "Business Line" heading to see if any appeal to you. 

Date Posted to this site -  10/31/2016


MWH (now part of Santec)

Location: Multiple locations
Position: multiple
Education Requirements: BS or MS
To learn more and apply: internship opportunities On this page, select the tab of the country of interest such as "united states".  Scroll down the page in the text and click on the blue heading "view available internships". Under the text Welcome, select the blue text "search openings".  On the search openings page, In the "keyword" box type "environmental".  Scroll to the bottom and hit the "search" button. Review the internship positions listed.  
Date Posted to this site -  10/10/2016


Black & Veatch

LocationMultiple locations
Position: multiple
Education Requirements: BS or MS
To learn more and apply: Black & Veatch jobs About halfway down the page in the text, click on the blue heading "search openings". On the search openings page, In the "keyword" box type "environmental".  Scroll to the bottom and hit the "search" button. 

Date Posted to this site -  10/10/2016


Ramboll Environ

Position: multiple

Location: multiple

For more information and to apply: Go to RambollEnviron under "free text" type "internship".  For the  market category select "All markets". 

Date Posted to this site - 5/1/2017


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 - 8/22/2016


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



Research Opportunities at Purdue 

Purdue Undergraduate Research