Geotechnical Engineering Intern - Summer 2020

    • Job Tracking ID: 512477-701078
    • Job Location: Throughout California, CA
    • Job Level: Student/Internship
    • Job Type: Internship
    • Date Updated: October 18, 2019
    • Years of Experience: College
    • Starting Date: May 5, 2020
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Job Description:

We are accepting resumes for Summer Internships to begin in 2020. To Apply - please complete an online application. Please answer all questions completely. We ask that you also attach a resume, cover letter, and college transcripts for consideration.


An internship at ENGEO is more than just a summer job. ENGEO 360° is a comprehensive summer internship program designed for talented university students to explore many facets of a professional technical consulting career in a dynamic, empowering environment. We give our interns a perspective of geotechnical, geoenvironmental, hydrologic, and geologic engineering consulting. This office internship will exposes the interns to three interrelated aspects of engineering, laboratory, and field experience.

Internship Goals

  • Provide a meaningful learning experience for talented students
  • Experience a leading engineering consulting firm

  • Make great contacts with a number of talented mentors

  • Find out what makes ENGEO unique


  • You will directly report to servant leader; will work with technical staff
  • You will be assigned a mentor
  • You will be asked to complete a goals and expectations sheet
  • You will have weekly group check-ins with other interns

 Laboratory (1 week) – in one of our 4 Lab Locations - San Ramon, Lathrop, Rocklin or Valencia 

  • GOAL: Expand understanding of construction materials properties; increase familiarity with standard testing procedures.
  • Work with ENGEO laboratory operations systems
  • Assist with laboratory tests, including:
    • Compaction curves

    • Cylinders

    • Atterberg limits

    • Gradation

Field (as scheduled TBD on availability)

  • GOAL: Observe performance and natural state of earth materials; understand how designs are implemented in field; gain appreciation for large-scale construction projects.

  • Attend 8-hour Nuclear Gauge Training - onsite

  • Perform basic tasks

  • Well monitoring and observation, site visits and staking, sampling, courier samples

  • Assist/”shadow” staff in more complex tasks
  • Drilling, phase I ESAs, field mapping, fault trenching

Office (Design/Analysis) – majority of the time

  • Goal: Put it together…Synthesize knowledge of construction materials on “micro” and “macro” scale into engineering analysis and design
  • Depending on knowledge base, assist technical staff in a variety of roles
    • Drafting, calculations, cross-sections, developing lab programs, boring logs, report preparation

    • As appropriate, client engagements and meetings


  • You are part of the family! – Events - picnics, barbecues, informal social outings

  • Intern workshop and team event - in the corporate office

  • Wrap up session

7 Tips for a Great Internship

  • Set 2 or 3 learning goals

  • Do a realistic skill assessment

  • Always keep your eyes and ears open

  • Communicate with everyone

  • No fear

  • Ask questions

  • Prepare to WOW us and knock our socks off!




Founded in 1971, ENGEO is an employee-owned firm of approximately 300+ geotechnical and civil engineers, geologists, hydrologists, water resources engineers, environmental scientists and construction-phase field representatives. ENGEO serves a diverse range of public and private clients through projects in transportation, infrastructure, water resources, geologic hazard abatement, flood control, energy, industrial development, manufacturing, critical and civic facilities, residential and mixed-use communities, urban infill, Brownfields, and transit-oriented developments. ENGEO has offices located throughout California, Nevada, New Zealand and Australia. 



Learn about ENGEO’s workplace here.



Experience and Skills:

What does an ideal ENGEO Summer Intern candidate look like?


  • Prefer senior standing majoring in civil engineering, strong interest in geotechnical, or ideally B.S. Civil students going into Masters Geotech, Environmental or Water Resources Programs

  • If not a senior, it is required for students to have taken a soils introduction class

  • Good academic standing – ideal GPA 3.5 or higher

  • Access to a vehicle for the summer – field appropriate preferred

  • Clean 5 year driving record

  • Proof of vehicle insurance

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Pass pre-employment exams – urine drug screen, back evaluation, basic physical

  • Ability to manage oneself – looking to be lead in a challenging and fast-paced environment.

  • Some who shares the ENGEO Vision, Mission and Core Values.

VISION - to be the most admired and trusted service firm in the world.

MISION - Apply cutting edge technical expertise, empower people to achieve their potential, elevate our profession.

CORE VALUES - Selfless commitment to success of others. serve beyond expectations, live with impeccable integrity, be your own boss, accountability and collaboration in all we do.