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Civil Engineering Intern
Ref No.: 20-00025
Location: Winchester, Kentucky
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 02/12/2020
Pay Rate : $ 12.00 /Hour
Location: Supervisor's Office, Daniel Boone National Forest

This 24-week program is a rigorous work and learning experience that provides exposure to the Forest Service, development and training opportunities, and the opportunity to make a lasting impression on generations to come. Participants will gain experience in engineering. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide technical advice on all aspects of complex/unusual facility maintenance projects which include improvement plans for buildings, barracks, bridges, water and waste water systems, residences, recreational and other site facilities.
  • Coordinate engineering and administrative work between the unit and the next higher level of the organization.
  • Prepare completed and detailed designs, drawings, and specifications for projects such as roads, trails, bridges, or other miscellaneous facilities and structures.
  • Evaluate design plans and layouts prepared by others prior to start of construction. Provide direction to others in the principles of planning, designing, operation, maintenance, monitoring, and inspection of engineering facilities.
  • Perform complex technical calculations to identify the most economical/efficient procedures for facility projects.
  • Perform reviews to determine the probability of terms for complex or expensive facility projects.
  • Conduct safety inspections and condition surveys of structures and facilities such as buildings, water and wastewater systems, recreation site facilities, and utilities according to requirements.
  • Evaluate and recommend corrective action as needed to ensure the safety of all users.

Degree Requirements:
Bachelor's in Civil Engineering: To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

Special Skills:
  • Ability to write reports, briefing papers and project narratives
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with coworkers, designers, and contractors
  • Knowledge of construction techniques, processes, and methodologies sufficient to perform inspections
  • Strong record keeping and documentation skills
$1,500 for Professional Development (travel, training, etc.)
$1,000/month Housing Stipend

Questions? Email Jaina Reed at