Internships

Internships

Each year we welcome student interns into Whitson Engineers to work right alongside our team of professionals. We provide a comfortable environment, a warm welcome, and caring mentors who take a genuine interest in our interns’ future success.

Those accepted into the intern program work on a variety of current projects with the project teams, drawing on skills learned at school and acquiring new skills to help complete projects. Assignments are based on an intern’s skills and interests, with their mentors committed to making the experience challenging and enjoyable while working on real world engineering solutions.

We welcome applications from students who have completed at least two years of a civil engineering or land-surveying curriculum and/or have related experience. Familiarity with AutoCAD Civil 3D is desirable. Our interns are considered temporary, full-time employees.

Those who are interested in an internship may submit a resume and letter of inquiry at any time. The number of available positions depends on the firm’s current projects, and internships may be available throughout the year.

Internships

Each year we welcome student interns into Whitson Engineers to work right alongside our team of professionals. We provide a comfortable environment, a warm welcome, and caring mentors who take a genuine interest in our interns’ future success.

Those accepted into the intern program work on a variety of current projects with the project teams, drawing on skills learned at school and acquiring new skills to help complete projects. Assignments are based on an intern’s skills and interests, with their mentors committed to making the experience challenging and enjoyable while working on real world engineering solutions.

We welcome applications from students who have completed at least two years of a civil engineering or land-surveying curriculum and/or have related experience. Familiarity with AutoCAD Civil 3D is desirable. Our interns are considered temporary, full-time employees.

Those who are interested in an internship may submit a resume and letter of inquiry at any time. The number of available positions depends on the firm’s current projects, and internships may be available throughout the year.

In their own words…

My internship at Whitson Engineers has been a huge learning experience where I have been able to grow greatly as a person and student. At Whitson, I was able to work alongside encouraging and helpful peers, who made me feel welcome into their community from the beginning. Whether it was playing hacky sack, softball, or watching soccer, I saw early on how well-bonded everyone was, and how fun of an environment the office is. Throughout my internship, I have been able to further develop my skills with Civil 3D and have grown more confident in my ability to use the program. I was able to complete various difficult tasks in the program and always learning something new. Through this, I have grown a deeper appreciation for the field and feel confident in my choice to further pursue Civil Engineering. I will always be grateful for my time at Whitson, and reflect on all the friends I’ve made, along with the countless skills I’ve learned.

Julia Cisneros
UC Irvine
Intern 2023-2024

My internship at Whitson Engineers has been insightful and encouraging. Everyone in the office is so patient and supportive. I have had the opportunity to work on several different projects and learn important skills that will assist me in my future. My summer at Whitson has been rewarding and I am extremely grateful to have been a part of this team. Thank you so much for this opportunity! After working here this past summer, I am confident in my decision of majoring in civil engineering.

Kayla Zapata
Santa Clara University
Intern 2022

I had a great time learning new things with Whitson Engineers in and out of the office. Whether it was learning a quicker way to complete a task in Civil 3D, or understanding how to properly set up a surveying instrument in the field, I always found myself enjoying the difficult yet rewarding process. My experience in the field also helped me gain a better understanding of the bigger picture behind a project that I was working on. Overall, I can definitely say that my time here was well spent, and I look forward to implementing the things I learned into my future studies in college.

Will Weber
Santa Clara University
Intern 2021-2022

My summer at Whitson Engineers has been the most beneficial summers I have experienced in college. I gained so much hands-on experience and practical knowledge about all aspects of civil engineering. Everyone at Whitson is very welcoming, friendly, and always willing to help. From the very first day, I felt like a valued member of their community. The tasks I was asked to do were challenging and allowed me to learn something new almost every day.

Emily Imfeld
Associate Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Intern 2018-2019

My internship at Whitson Engineers was a rewarding learning experience. I strengthened my engineering and Civil 3D skills and was able to apply what I learned towards my Senior Design Project while attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. There was always someone to answer my questions, and everyone was very open, friendly, and willing to help. I felt like part of the team from day one and enjoyed every minute of my internship.

Roxana Abalos
Associate Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Intern 2015-2016

It was such a unique experience to see a project from beginning to end. I believe that everything from working in the field to learning more about AutoCAD will give me great confidence as I enter into my last semester in school and eventually go on to enter the work force. I will treasure my summer at Whitson for years to come because of how much I learned and how genuinely nice and hardworking everyone at Whitson is.

Katie Lee, PE
Registered Civil Engineer
Fresno State University
Intern 2011

When I first arrived at Whitson Engineers, I knew almost nothing about how a civil engineering firm works or even what they did. But every day, I learned something new, whether it was learning about a tool in AutoCad, performing a topographic survey, or just listening to people talk about projects on the phone. Receiving such hands-on experience and guidance really accelerated my learning and motivated me to keep pushing the limits so I can excel in the future.

Jack Corrigan, PE
Registered Civil Engineer
Santa Clara University
Intern 2007-2009