Intern - Engineering (Engineering & Public Works) summer

Schaumburg, Illinois
$17.44 per hour
Dec 16, 2021
Jan 15, 2022
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Human Resources Department

101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193


The Village of Schaumburg is a thriving community of 78,732 residents located 12 miles west of O’Hare International Airport and approximately 26 miles northwest of Chicago. Not only is Schaumburg the twelfth-largest community in the State of Illinois, but it is also home to the second-largest concentration of retail, office, and commercial activity. Notable village distinctions include being named one of the "Top Ten Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine; being ranked No. 5 overall in WalletHub's "Best Illinois Cities for Jobs"; and receiving the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting for the seventh consecutive year.


The village employs approximately 600 employees in 12 departments, including police, fire, engineering and public works, communications, community development, cultural services, economic development, finance, general government, human resources, information technology, and transportation. Our employees work to serve the residents and strive to make Schaumburg the best community it can be. 




Intern - Engineering (Engineering & Public Works) summer with an online application deadline of 01/31/2022.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.  This position will remain open until filled.


PAY RATE:  $17.44 per hour based on a 35-hour workweek. 


WORK SCHEDULE: This position is for the summer months typically based on a 35-hour workweek with a preferred work schedule of Monday to Friday, 8:00a - 4:00p with the flexibility to work 7:00a-3:00p as needed


Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.



This position assists in the implementation of a variety of capital projects, performs technical review and analysis of project design, infrastructure analysis, and construction services. 

Position is for the summer months typically based on a 35 hour workweek.


To succeed in this role, applicants will need to effectively and clearly communicate to a full range of people, be motivated to complete tasks/responsibilities, work cooperatively with others, have a willingness to learn, and be able to shift gears comfortably.



1.    Assists Engineering Services Division in new or ongoing projects as directed by the Engineering Division Manager and/or Senior Civil Engineer.
2.    Manages the research and implementation of various infrastructure studies directed by the Engineering Division Manager and/or Senior Civil Engineer, including, but not limited to, evaluating the condition of village utilities, such as storm sewers, to determine their conditions and remedial action plan necessary to correct any deficiencies discovered.
3.    Assists in the construction management of village public improvement projects.
4.    Assists in providing public relations services for various capital improvement projects.
5.    Assists in the review and updating of the municipal web site Construction Project updates.
6.    Manages various computer applications as assigned.
7.    Assist Engineering Division staff with survey or GPS data collection.
8.    Performs other duties as assigned.

1.    Education equivalent to a high school diploma.
2.    Educational course work in Civil Engineering or closely related field.
3.    In process of obtaining an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Graduate Degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.
4.    Possession of a valid driver’s license and have transportation to and from inspection sites.
5.    Proficiency with current computer software systems, including email, calendar programs, job specific software, and customer service systems preferred or within the first six months of employment.

Candidates should be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and possess superior organization and writing skills. General knowledge of construction techniques for land development and public works improvements. Good communication skills necessary. Ability to establish good working relationships.

1.    Subject to high levels of noise for an extended period of time.
2.    Subject to extremes of temperature for prolonged periods or abrupt changes in temperature.
3.    Subject to exposure to fumes or disagreeable odors.
4.    Subject to inclement weather conditions.
5.    Prolonged periods of concentration such as proofreading, geometry calculations, drawing, reading, interpreting blueprints, etc.


Part-Time employees are not eligible for benefits.



Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications.  Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.