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Electrical Engineering Intern - Summer 2024

  • Internship
    Summer Internship
  • Engineering
  • Boston

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  • You must be enrolled in a Civil Engineering program, 18+, have strong communication skills, tech proficiency, safety focus, and authorization to work in the US. Prefer master's or PhD program, prior internship, and campus leadership involvement.
  • You will support engineering tasks, learn rail vehicle principles, assist with research and design, prepare documentation, and uphold ethical standards at WSP in the U.S.


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Actively enrolled in an accredited Geotechnical, Civil Engineering or related, Undergraduate program.
  • Must 18 years or older.
  • Demonstrated interest in Civil 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.
  • 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.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Actively enrolled in an accredited Geotechnical, Civil Engineering or related, master's or PhD program.
  • Prior internship and leadership involvement on campus


  • Support a variety of engineering tasks with the goal to develop technical, social, and ethical skills.
  • Learn basic principles of Rail Vehicle 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.


What is the duration of the Electrical Engineering Internship for Summer 2024?

The internship is a 12-week program as part of the WSP Summer Internship Program, starting on May 20th, 2024.

Where is the location of the internship?

The internship will be based out of our Boston, MA office.

Who is eligible to apply for the Electrical Engineering Internship?

Individuals currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate degree program with an anticipated graduation date of August 2024 or later are eligible to apply.

What will be the responsibilities of the Electrical Engineering Intern during the internship?

The intern will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on real projects alongside senior staff in the Rail Vehicle National Practice.

Will there be mentorship and networking opportunities for the interns?

Yes, through our Developing Professionals Network, interns will have access to mentorship, networking opportunities, and lifelong career connections.

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At WSP in the U.S., our expertise lies at the intersection of the infrastructure and the skylines we have helped to shape from coast to coast. We can meet your needs with cross-disciplinary services across multiple sectors and markets including: advisory; buildings; water and environment; energy; and transportation & infrastructure. Our professionals have planned, designed and managed the construction of some of the most iconic high-rise buildings, bridges, highways, tunnels and transit and rail systems across the United States. Some of our most notable projects include major expansions of the New York and Los Angeles transit systems, as well as iconic buildings such as One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue in New York City, the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, and the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.