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Mechanical Engineering Intern - Summer 2024 - Houston

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🚀 Summer Internship


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Summer Internship



  • Our Cavern Engineering team is seeking a Mechanical Engineering Intern to work out of our Houston Park Row office. This temporary position is seeking individuals currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate degree program with an anticipated graduation date of August 2024 or later, or a recent graduate.
  • This 12 week internship will be part of the WSP Summer Internship Program that is scheduled to start on May 20th, 2024. The individual start date of the internship may be flexible.


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Actively enrolled in an accredited Mechanical Engineering, or related Undergraduate program.
  • Demonstrated interest in Salt Cavern Design, or related field and have a strong desire to advance skills related to WSP’s work and projects.
  • Implement and refine engineering tools for the analysis and migration of extensive data sets using Python and Visual Basic.
  • Employ expert-level skills in transitioning between Python coding and Excel for sophisticated data analysis and reporting tasks.
  • 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 Mechanical Engineering, or related, Masters or PhD program.
  • Experience using Python, CAD, Microsoft Visual, and Excel.
  • Prior internship and leadership involvement in the oil and gas industry or relevant coursework preferred.
  • Prior hands-on experience with engineering data migration and management.
  • Demonstrated capability to function both independently and as an integral component of a team.
  • Experience in crafting technical documentation and manuals.
  • Specific familiarity with the challenges and methodologies related to salt underground storage technologies.

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Support a variety of engineering tasks with the goal to develop technical, social, and ethical skills.
  • Learn basic principles of Mechanical 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.
  • Draft detailed manuals for engineering tools, clearly documenting calculations, methodologies, and the variety of unit systems employed in our engineering processes.
  • Leverage in-depth understanding of hydraulics, gas pressure calculations, thermodynamics, solution mining, wellbore pressures, and wellbore logging (with a focus on open hole logging) in projects related to underground storage solutions, particularly in salt formations.
  • 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.


Work type

Full time

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