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Civil Engineer Internship

City of Lake Oswego
Lake Oswego, Oregon
$17.00 - 20.00 / hour
Closing date
Apr 16, 2024

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Application deadline: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The City of Lake Oswego is offering an exciting opportunity for a civil engineering student as a temporary summer intern! Under general direction of the City Engineer this position will provide assistance to engineering staff, including both office and field work. Assignments may range from data entry to field work, and candidate must be able to perform in both environments.  The work requires knowledge and application of basic engineering principles commensurate with 1-2 years of college-level studies.   Self-motivation, positive attitude, and good communication are key qualifications for the successful candidate to possess.
This position will be for approximately three months and is full time (40 hours a week) and will work Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The assignment is generally from June through August or September, with a flexible start date based on the intern’s school schedule. Hourly rate will depend on qualifications and will be in the range of $17.00 – 20.00

  • Conduct inventories for guardrail and traffic signal systems, and provide a technical report on best practices and recommendations for upgrades
  • Conduct field investigations for intersection sight distance
  • Collect field data including quantities, photos, and measurements
  • Collaborate with engineers and technicians on assignments

To be eligible for this internship opportunity, students must be currently enrolled in an accredited university or college pursuing a degree related to civil engineering. A valid driver’s license is required.


Located in the Portland Metro area of Oregon, in the northwestern corner of Clackamas County on the banks of the scenic Willamette River, Lake Oswego is nestled among many of Oregon’s greatest attractions: Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast, the Columbia Gorge and nearby vineyards, farmlands, and forests. Lake Oswego is also ideally situated close to Oregon’s major metropolitan areas – just 8 miles south of downtown Portland and about 45 minutes north of Salem, the state capitol. Although the city is primarily residential, there is some commercial development and light manufacturing. Most of the businesses are located downtown near the Willamette River on the City’s western boundary, or on the west end in the Lake Grove business district and neighborhood. Commercial properties on Kruse Way, near the interstate highway, offer some of the most sought after Class A office space in the region.Lake Oswego is considered one of the finest residential areas in Oregon. Lake Oswego offers full-service police and fire protection, a celebrated library, and parks system. It also provides planning and zoning regulation, building inspection and regulation, street maintenance and improvement, water, wastewater and surface water services. The schools in the city rate among the best in the state.There is a city-owned sports center on the Willamette River, two public swimming facilities on the privately-managed Oswego Lake, an 18-hole golf course, indoor tennis center, and outdoor amphitheater right along the river. These amenities, managed by the City’s Parks & Recreation Department, help promote Lake Oswego as a place to live where you play.Lake Oswego is a full-service city with a council-manager form of government. Policy authority rests with a volunteer City Council, and an appointed, professional city manager has administrative authority for day-to-day operations.

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