Engineering Intern, Tacoma, Washington

Created 01/12/2019
Reference 269832
Country United States
State Washington
City Tacoma
Salary $55,972.80 - $71,801.60 Annually
Position Description

The City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Utilitieshave internship opportunities for engineering students to apply their engineering studies, receive hands-on experience, and work side-by-side with experienced professionals on challenging and fun engineering projects.

We have opportunities for Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering students in Public Works, Environmental Services, Power Generation, Power Transmission and Distribution, and Tacoma Water.

The hours for these positions are 40 hours per week. The term of each position is expected to coincide with the typical summer break for college students.

Come and visit one of our recruiting teams at any of our scheduled events:
  • University of Washington Civil & Environmental Engineering Career Fair, on Thursday Jan 17, 2019
  • University of Washington SWE Career Fair on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019
  • Washington State University IEEE Career Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2019
  • Washington State University Spring Career Expo on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
  • University of Idaho Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
  • Seattle University Career and Internship Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
  • Oregon State University Civil and Construction Engineering Fair on Wednesday, Feb 20

To be informed of Engineering opportunities, connect with Rodney Croston and Alissa Noland on LinkedIn!


Enrollment in a college-level engineering program designed to result in a bachelor's degree in engineering.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.

Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s.

Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry.

A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views.

Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video!

Interested individuals should attend one of the college fairs listed above to meet directly with a recruitment team. You may also apply online and attach detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400.
Closing Date/Time: 3/29/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
Employer City of Tacoma, WA

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