Engineering Intern

Sacramento/Metro Area
2/23/2018 at 5pm or until 1000 applicants
$12.14-$16.96 Hourly


600 Sixth Street Lincoln, 95648


The Community: The City of Lincoln is a rapidly growing rural community with a population of 48,000+ and is located northeast of Sacramento, just minutes from I-80 and the Sierra Nevada foothills. The small-town atmosphere features affordable housing, nearby lakes, three local golf courses, and nearby hunting.


The City of Lincoln is excited to announce an opening for Engineering Student Intern (Part-Time). The Intern will participate actively in the varied functions of Department of Engineering which will relate to real life experience that can be applied toward future opportunities within the profession of civil engineering.


Under the mentorship and supervision of current engineering staff and project managers you will gain experience on a variety of challenging and exciting projects within the City of Lincoln. The ideal candidate will have basic computer skills, including spreadsheets and word processing. Knowledge of AutoCAD, database programs, GIS, and engineering concepts are preferred but not required. A class C California Driver’s license is required. Also, successful candidates must work well under the pressure of deadlines; possess good communication and time-management skills; and have the desire and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.


The intern will assist staff engineers on daily engineering activities. Daily tasks could include minor civil design tasks, field investigation reports for projects, review of engineering plans, quantity estimating for construction, calculations, CAD/GIS assignments, maintaining/updating/creating GIS information, engineering research, assist in construction inspection, filing, letter writing, phone calls, field assignments, and any other assignments as needed. All work will be completed under the direction and supervision of a licensed civil engineer. We are looking for students concentrating in Civil Engineering. A student membership in professional and technical engineering associations and/or an EIT certificate is desirable.


Should this sound like a place you would like to begin your career, please submit a brief cover letter, resume, and copy of your transcripts to date to Sheila VanZandt, Senior Human Resources Analyst by email ( by February 23, 2018 along with applying on An expected start date is June 4, 2018, but is negotiable.


Below is the job description for a student internship:



Employment in this class is restricted to students enrolled part-time or full-time in an accredited college or university curriculum leading to a degree in a field related to the work assignment hired to perform. It provides a means of employment whereby students may become familiar with the practical application of their program theory during the college course of study and for a limited duration following the completion of the program degree. No full-time regular appointments will be made from this class.



Works under close supervision of a professional or technical City staff member in a learning capacity.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)

  • Perform a variety of paraprofessional/technical duties in various departments in the City.
  • Assist in research projects, special reports, and special departmental problems.
  • Gather, compile, tabulate, and report statistical and other data.
  • Acquire working knowledge of department practices, procedures, equipment, and organizational systems.
  • Respond to citizen inquires and complaints.
  • Prepare reports and correspondence.
  • Assist in field work.
  • Deliver materials to other locations and make site visits.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the City; strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 10 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.

Ideal Candidate

QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)

Education and/or Experience:

Academic status at an accredited college or university taking courses as a part-time or full-time student (as defined by the school) leading to a degree and/or certificate in a field related to the work to be performed. Students must be currently enrolled in courses of study / degree program.


Students are no longer eligible to apply for this classification after twelve months of graduation and having earned a Bachelor’s degree in the related field of study. For students who have graduated and earned his/her degree, their term shall be limited to 12 months.


License or Certificate:

Most positions require possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


Knowledge of:

  • Simple research and statistical methods.
  • English usage, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Basic mathematical computations.
Ability to:
  • Communicate clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships.
  • Follow administrative and technical procedures and instructions.
  • Use computers, common software packages, and related equipment.
  • Prepare reports and correspondence.
  • Apply coursework in the specific career field to assigned duties.


This position does not offer benefits.

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