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Geotechnical Engineering Intern - Fall 2024

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Engineering
  • Nashville

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  • You must be actively enrolled in a Geotechnical or Civil Engineering program, have strong communication skills, follow safety policies, and be authorized to work in the US. Additional qualifications: pursuing a higher degree, prior internships, and campus leadership experience.
  • You will support engineering tasks, learn Civil Engineering principles, assist with research, field work, and design calculations, prepare documentation, adhere to ethical standards, and be flexible to meet business needs.


  • 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 Civil 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 Geotechnical Engineering Internship position for Fall 2024?

The Geotechnical Engineering Internship position for Fall 2024 is temporary.

Where will the Geotechnical Engineering Intern be working out of?

The Geotechnical Engineering Intern will be working out of the Abingdon, VA, Knoxville, TN, or Nashville, TN office.

Who is eligible to apply for the Geotechnical Engineering Internship?

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

What benefits can interns expect to receive during the Geotechnical Engineering Internship?

Interns can expect to gain hands-on, meaningful work experience, exposure to real projects, mentorship, networking opportunities, and lifelong career connections during the Geotechnical Engineering Internship.

How does WSP USA support the development of interns during the Geotechnical Engineering Internship?

WSP USA supports the development of interns through the Developing Professionals Network, where interns receive mentorship, networking opportunities, and lifelong career connections.

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