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Intern - Civil Engineer

  • Type:Internship
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$14.33 - $16.63/hr
  • Posted Date:10/08/2019
 Job Details Description
Department Engineering Services
Benefits     Click here to review a Summary of Employee Benefits
Civil Service Status

This is NOT a Civil Service position 

Regular Hours

Up to 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 

Tentative Start Date         Summer, 2020 

Job Summary & Requirements

Engineering interns are utilized by the Engineering Services Department to assist engineering staff in data collection, data management, inspection and other engineering analysis. Interns are exposed to many facets of the engineering profession and municipal operations.

Duties may include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis, field inspections, construction inspections of public infrastructure, traffic counts, research and report writing.

Must be an undergraduate student in Civil or Construction Engineering, Civil Technology or closely-related field with one year of completed coursework. This is an internship which is not permanent, and which is being made available for individuals seeking work experience prior to graduating from an accredited college/university.

Exposure to weather including heat, cold, humidity and precipitation. Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs. Current valid Iowa Driver’s License required.
Physical/Drug Test  Post offer, pre-employment physical and drug test are required. 
Steps to Apply

Steps to Apply:

1. Profile: In order to be considered for this position, you MUST complete an online profile. This includes all sections under the My Profile Section. A link is provided below to our Online Application System.


2. Attachments: You must attach the following documents to your profile under the "My Attachments" section:


a) Resume

b) Cover Letter 


3. Applying for Position: Once you have completed your profile, you MUST apply for the position (The link to Apply is located on the right side of the main menu. An email will be sent confirming you have applied. It will also be displayed in the My Application History section.)


*If you are a returning staff member, DO NOT create a new profile. Log in using your last name, employee number (located on your paycheck stub or by calling Human Resources @ 515-222-3616) and your password (passwords may be reset via the Forgot Password link. NOTE: Names are LEGAL names, nicknames will not work when resetting your password.). If you have any questions or problems with applying, please contact HR: 515-222-3616

All steps MUST be completed to be considered for this position. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616.

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled 

Apply Here! City of West Des Moines Online Application System
Application Materials & Related Documents

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You will need to complete an online profile and apply for this position online. There are Instruction Sheets under the Employment section of our City website as well as a number of topics in our FAQ section. If after reviewing these help guides you still need additional help, please visit or contact Human Resources 515-222-3616.


If you are currently employed with or you have been employed with the City in the last three years (in any capacity), do NOT create a new profile. Contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616 for instructions on how to log in.


**If you have applied for a position with the City of West Des Moines since July 2009, please refer to the instruction sheets listed above.**

Contact Information


Human Resources, 2nd floor

4200 Mills Civic Parkway

PO Box 65320

West Des Moines, IA 50265-0320

515-222-3616 (phone)

515-273-0601 (fax)

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