Why become a Master’s Student Summer Intern at SME? You’ll get a chance to have real responsibility from day one, not just look over someone else’s shoulder. And, you’ll be taking a huge step toward setting a course for your life’s work!

SME’s Master’s Student Summer Internship is designed to provide a rewarding experience in preparation of a career in consulting practices. Our program provides daily, hands-on opportunities in Geotechnical, Structural, Environmental, or Facilities and Infrastructure engineering. You’ll get to work with some of the finest professionals in consulting practice! We also offer our Master’s Summer Interns great benefits.

You’ll learn more than you thought possible about consulting engineering and you can put your coursework to good, practical, hands-on use, interacting with construction managers, contractors and design professionals. The work is challenging. It’s not for everyone. But, if you make the cut, we’re certain you’ll be a better person for the experience!

The more you learn, the more responsibility you’ll get. Summer Internship positions are available for Civil Engineering students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree program and, at minimum, have been accepted to a Master’s program or have started coursework in a Master’s program in the areas of:

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Pavement Engineering
  • Structural Materials or Building Enclosure Engineering

We put a fun twist on orientation! Check out these highlights from our recent safe driving training for Co-ops and new Full-Time Team Members. This is how we roll!

We’d love to hear from you!

SME actively recruits Master’s Summer Interns from accredited colleges and universities throughout the United States for most SME office locations. We attend career fairs, present at student organizations meetings, and often conduct on campus interviews. Opportunities are posted with professors and online through college and university career center job posting sites. Please contact your school’s career center to find out if SME is holding a recruiting event at your campus.

Get rewarded while you learn.

SME Master’s Summer Interns not only gain valuable experience, they also receive:

  • Competitive base pay and opportunities for overtime pay
  • $500/month housing stipend (even if you live at home with your folks)
  • Up to $100 reimbursement for work boots
  • $60/month phone allowance or SME-provided cell phone
  • Networking opportunities with SME engineers, technical professionals and other Co-Ops and Summer Interns at summer outings and our annual Co-Op/Intern Recognition Banquet
  • Preferential consideration for full-time positions at SME

Apply for SME’s Master’s Summer Internship program and get started on securing the career you want!


In order to be eligible to participate in SME’s Master’s Summer Internship program, you must be available to work from mid-May through mid-August.

If you are interested in being considered for SME’s Master’s Summer Internship program, please apply early. Positions are typically filled by March.

For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume, including your location preference and salary expectations, to Human Resources: coop@sme-usa.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SME is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran/military status or disability. SME is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

SME is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation as part of the application process, please call us at (734) 454-9900.