Environmental Engineering Interns

Barr Engineering Co.Ann Arbor, MI

25 days ago


Job Title

Internship - Environmental Focus (Engineering or Geology)

Job Location

Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America

Job Overview

Barr Engineering is seeking an environmental intern to join its Ann Arbor office for the Summer of 2024. This intern will undertake challenging and progressive work on projects related to the evaluation and remediation of contaminated sites. Assignments may include working as an individual or as part of a project team to assist with:

  • On-site investigations of contaminated soil, vapor, sediment, and groundwater
  • Environmental site assessments
  • Construction observation
  • Engineering calculations
  • Data summary tables and spreadsheets
  • Technical reports

Fieldwork opportunities may also be available, which could involve some out-of-town travel. While this position requires presence in a Barr office, a hybrid work arrangement may be considered throughout the duration of the internship.




  • Assist with on-site investigations of contaminated soil, vapor, sediment, and groundwater
  • Conduct environmental site assessments
  • Observe construction activities
  • Perform engineering calculations
  • Prepare data summary tables and spreadsheets
  • Draft technical reports


  • Environmental, chemical, geological, civil, or other related engineering major OR geology major
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Third- or fourth-year student, with a minimum of one full-time semester of undergraduate or graduate course work remaining after the internship
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with project team members and clients
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
  • Flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists
  • Willingness to travel and adjust schedule as needed (up to 50-70% travel and fieldwork possible)
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship, now or in the future
  • Acceptable driving record

NOTE: Some work locations may feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and may also require entering and working in facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. An OSHA-mandated physical exam may be required. Safety training will be provided. Applicants may be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of specific clients.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Environmental Environmental Health Engineering28%

  • Engineering17%

  • Chemical Engineering16%

  • Civil Engineering12%

  • Mechanical Engineering3%

  • 62 other majors21%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Aecom
  • Freeport-Mcmoran
  • Valero Energy Corporation
  • ExxonMobil
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Ann Arbor, MI | $3,069/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,515

  • Miscellaneous$709

  • Food$300

  • Utilities$280

  • Transportation$265


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