Structural Engineer Internship – Ames, Iowa

Structural Engineer Internship – Ames, Iowa

  • Structural
  • Ames, Iowa

This position will work directly with licensed Structural and Senior Structural Engineers to gain on-the-job experience in the Structural Engineering field.  Primary tasks will be to assist in the design of structural and related civil engineering projects in Iowa and surrounding states.  This is a Summer Internship that could progress into a part-time position during the Fall and/or Spring Semester and possibly full time after graduation.

This is a great opportunity to join a flexible, supportive, and collaborative workplace that seeks to develop and utilize the strengths of each individual.  WHKS offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as work schedule flexibility.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Analyze and design various types of transportation related structures including bridges, box culverts, and retaining walls
  • Prepare construction plans and contract documents as well as perform the observation of projects under construction
  • Perform other design-related tasks, such as cost estimates, quantity and geometric calculations
  • Construction observation or condition inspection of in-service bridges
  • Coordinate and collaborate with WHKS staff


  • Must be enrolled in a Civil or Structural Engineering degree program
  • Senior as of Fall Semester 2023 is preferred
  • Junior as of Fall Semester 2023 is required
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Excellent computer and communication skills are required
  • Experience with Microstation, Excel, MathCad, RCPier, STAAD or MDX would be an advantage