Ideal opportunity for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who are studying: Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Geology and Geological Engineering, and Construction Management,
Co-op assignments begin in mid-May and require a commitment to work full-time through late November/early December. Summer internships are only available to those who have previously completed a Co-op with SME.
We're looking for 30 - 40 Co-ops for the 2022 construction season! To be considered, you must have a good driving record and must be able to comfortably lift and carry equipment and samples weighing up to approximately 50 - 60 pounds. Your Co-op experience begins with an orientation/training period of several weeks followed by on-the-job training with full-time SME team members. You will get exposure to a wide variety of construction techniques and projects. You will also have the opportunity to work and interact directly with construction managers, contractors, and design professionals at construction sites. You'll have real responsibility!
Your work will typically take place at construction sites and include: testing soil density and backfill materials; testing cast-in-place concrete for specification compliance; quality assurance testing for government-funded paving projects; and laboratory testing of soils and materials. Historically, our Co-op students have also had opportunities to assist with: pile load tests, specialty foundation construction, soil boring layout, grouting, non-destructive testing, laboratory testing and other unique evaluation services.
SME offers a competitive hourly wage and overtime, and a unique tuition reimbursement program for college courses completed in the winter/spring of 2022: $300 per credit hour for As and Bs and $150 per credit hour for Cs. We also provide $300 per month for housing, a $60 per month smartphone allowance, five paid days off and up to $150 reimbursement for steel-toed work boots. Our Co-ops also get the opportunity to meet and network with SME engineers and Co-ops from our other offices at our summer outing and our annual fall Co-op/Intern Recognition Banquet.