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Innovation & Environmental Engineering Intern

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Engineering
  • Toronto
  • Quick Apply

AI generated summary

  • You: Need strong communication, strategic thinking, independence, and creativity. Familiarity with AI, GIS, CAD, and a driver's license are a plus. Think outside the box and be prepared to travel for field work.
  • You will track tech trends, drive innovation in infrastructure projects, support environmental assessments, and apply new technologies to projects.


  • Excellent Communication Skills:
  • You’ll be collaborating with and representing the team and Parsons to stakeholders, clients, and partners. You’ll need to work with technical and non-technical audiences including senior staff and understand how to tailor messaging to them.
  • Strategic and Analytical Thinking:
  • You’ll be working with people, processes, and technology to address a wide range of strategic business challenges.
  • Independence and Initiative:
  • You’ll be entrusted to work independently with your own responsibilities, from leading calls to contributing to programs, projects, and proposals. Don’t be afraid to propose your own ideas and ask questions.
  • Creativity and Adaptability:
  • You’ll be working in a dynamic environment with a wide breadth of evolving responsibilities. You’ll need to adapt, organize, and manage tasks, but bring your own style of working. Be bold, think outside the box, and challenge the status quo.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with one or more of:
  • Artificial intelligence, including prompt engineering, large language models and machine learning
  • Digital twins
  • CAD and modelling software (e.g., AutoCAD, Civil 3D, OpenRoads, etc.)
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) and other geospatial technologies
  • Drone operations
  • Software architecture
  • Systems design and integration
  • Data science, business intelligence, and business analytics
  • Design thinking mindset – an understanding of iterative, user-centred design methods and how they can be applied to develop client-focused solutions
  • An unrestricted driver’s license – travel will be required for field work, including to remote sites and Parsons’ offices across southern Ontario


  • You’ll join the CTO Innovation Group in Infrastructure North America at Parsons, with a dual role supporting the Energy & Environment Sector in the Greater Toronto Region (GTR E&E Team). Your responsibilities will include:
  • Supporting the CTO Innovation Group:
  • Tracking technology trends and conducting market scans for innovations
  • Driving the practical application of emerging technologies in our core infrastructure business
  • Facilitating the adoption and development of new technology capabilities and practices
  • Introducing and optimizing digital processes and automations to enable our project teams to deliver faster and more consistently
  • Establishing and managing relationships with technology vendors and partners
  • Fostering a culture of innovation and transformative thinking
  • Facilitating communication and collaboration between the CTO Innovation Group and the GTR E&E Team to drive innovation and efficiencies
  • Working with the GTR E&E Team:
  • Conducting field work (e.g., groundwater, surface water and soil sampling) using various types of equipment
  • Supporting environmental impact assessments, environmental site assessments and remediations, excess soil management, and environmental compliance projects
  • Assisting project managers and field staff with program execution to ensure work is completed safely in a timely and efficient manner
  • Providing project support including data management and analysis associated with environmental investigations
  • Collaborating with the CTO Innovation Group to apply innovative technologies and practices to environmental projects
  • Exciting initiatives that you may support as part of the CTO Innovation Group include:
  • Conducting artificial intelligence pilots for internal and client use cases
  • Driving the adoption of digital delivery best practices globally across Parsons
  • Coordinating innovation challenges to identify new technologies and partners
  • Researching and preparing business cases for technologies, partnerships, and products
  • Applying data analytics best practices to measure and evaluate return on investments
  • Contributing to client-facing project delivery across different technical domains

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Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance. Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future. #WeAreParsons