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Geotechnical Engineering Intern

Germantown Maryland United States

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated Geotechnical Engineering Intern to support geotechnical, civil infrastructure, and mine tailings projects as part of the Water Resources group in Germantown, Maryland. The position will involve working on geotechnical projects to conduct geotechnical investigations and analyses.

This position is expected to begin in May or June 2024

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform geotechnical tasks and working closely with other disciplines to meet the project needs, under the supervision of senior engineers.
  • Perform site visits, oversee subsurface investigation, prepare gINT logs.
  • Adhere to AECOM safety culture and maintain a safe work environment.
  • Assign and review data from geotechnical laboratory testing.
  • Perform design calculations.
  • Assist the geophysics group in data collection during geophysical surveys.
  • Assist in preparing engineering reports and memoranda.
  • Perform construction oversight.
  • Internships are designed to introduce and build essential, hands-on skills that differ from those attained in the academic arena and help to enhance the transition from student to professional.
  • Internships are assigned duties that will provide a broad, well-rounded learning experience within their field of study.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a university program pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field with the intent to continue after the internship, unless graduating.
  • Candidates must have completed 1 year of study in their program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience using CAD software, MathCAD, gINT and geotechnical software.
  • Geotechnical Engineering coursework.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
  • Sponsorship is available for this position. 
  • Non-Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation (Maryland locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location.  The hourly range for this position is $19.00 - $25.00/hr.
  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel, and Service Awards programs.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.


Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity 

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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