Summer Internships in Oregon

By Dave Jenkins posted Nov 23, 2022 05:37 PM


Civil Engineering Intern - 2023

Portland Civil + Survey

Civil Engineering Internship – 2023

We have 3 Summer Internship positions available, which run May-August or June-September (depending on the student’s school schedule). A successful intern in our program is someone who enjoys being challenged -- you will be integrated into a team with coworkers ready to share their professional experience as you work on projects together. You will be working with PEs and Civil Designers and will be utilizing Civil3D beginning on your first day here. There will be opportunities for design, plan production, research, and site visits (with the necessary safety precautions).

Our offices operate on a hybrid schedule with an expectation of 3 days a week in-office and the flexibility to work from home 2 days. If desired, you can work in-office every day.


  • Currently enrolled in a BSCE program and at a junior or senior level
  • Available for the entire 3-month duration (our internship program includes a 10-session training course)
  • Available to work full-time (40 hours per week; Monday-Friday)Pay = $21/hour
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment and on an individual basis
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities


KPFF is a collaborative and creative team of civil and structural engineers and surveyors that thrive on designing innovative solutions for projects of all scales. KPFF is a leader in sustainable design, providing our clients with visionary, environmentally sensitive and technically advanced services. Our company is large (1,300+ employees across 22 offices), but nimble and operates day-to-day with the flexibility of a small firm. We have a talented group of collaborative and dedicated engineers in a family-friendly, business casual environment.

The Portland Civil + Survey office (including Eugene and Washington DC staff) consists of 94 employees including 35 PEs and 3 PLSs. Our core civil practice focuses on site development, public utility and roadway infrastructure, parks and trails, and innovative stormwater management. Our survey team focuses on boundary staking, topo surveying, construction layout, drone missions, and building inspections. We work on many different and exciting design projects including education and healthcare facilities, national parks, cultural centers, zoos and museums, as well as government and international facilities. We believe in encouraging personal and professional growth, and we work hard at providing a solid structure with minimal organizational restrictions.

KPFF is more than just the work we do, we are the relationships we build, both with our clients and with our co-workers. To foster those relationships and build up our employees, KPFF offers a number of growth opportunities and social events. With monthly lunchtime learning opportunities, outside speakers, and structured growth programs, employees are offered the opportunity to grow and expand their knowledge.

We plan to review resumes and contact qualified applicants in mid-January to schedule interviews, with the goal of finalizing internship decisions by the end of February. To be considered for this paid internship, pleaseinclude a cover letterwith your resume.All applications must be completed through this on-line process. [No phone inquiries, please]

KPFF is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity