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Water Resources (Civil) Intern - Summer 2024 - Sacramento

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🚀 Summer Internship


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  • You must be enrolled in a civil or environmental engineering program, have attention to detail, work well independently and in a team, possess strong communication skills, with knowledge of software like HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS.
  • You will assist engineers with modeling, analysis, and design tasks related to water resources projects. Develop design options, recommendations, plans, reports, and cost estimates. Learn software applications and use geospatial tools. Support team in a collaborative environment.

Summer Internship



  • HDR is looking for a Summer 2024 Water Resources (Civil) intern candidate to join our Water Business Group in Folsom, CA. 
  • As a Water Resources (Civil) intern at HDR, you will work with a team of licensed engineers, engineers in training on different project types and with diverse professionals. Our goal will be to engage you in all facets of our work so that you will gain a better understanding of how your coursework is applied in real-world settings and inspire you to engage in a career in water upon graduation. We are seeking a smart, creative, and hard-working individual to join our team with potential for a career in the dynamic, diverse, and employee-owned culture of HDR.  


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate engineering program in Civil or Environmental Engineering with a focus on water or a closely related field
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-starter with excellent writing, comprehension, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office Suite
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two or more years completed toward degree with 3.0+ GPA
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software packages related to field of study/industry such as HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS
  • Preference given to local candidates

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Area of Responsibilities



  • In the role of Water Resources (Civil) Intern, we'll count on you to:
  • Utilize strong interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently (with guidance of a PE) and as a part of a group, be able to follow instructions, ask questions, and resolve challenges in a team environment through collaboration and dialogue.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to clearly describe work in written reports, presentations, technical memos, and emails.
  • Support engineers on modeling, analysis, and design tasks related to water resources projects.
  • Ability to learn software applications to support hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, geologic and geotechnical modeling and analysis, and civil related analysis and design.
  • Assist engineers to develop design options, recommendations, plans, specifications, reports, and cost estimates.
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of geography and ability to learn to use geospatial software, and solve geospatial problems related to water resources.
  • Use MS Excel or other types of analytical applications to solve modeling and design related questions, perform calculations, and/or to perform logical analyses related to water resources projects
  • Perform other duties as needed
  • This position is for an intern, so it is not expected that candidate will be an expert at any specific technical subject, but they should be enthusiastic about learning and be able to take on new challenges with the guidance of a senior adviser.


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Full time

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