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Student Engineering Intern – Civil/Environmental
Job Code:2019-RAP-011
Location:Lakewood
State:Colorado
Program:Research Associate Program
Contract Length:3 Months
  

Job Description:
Description:
The National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Region (IMR) Division of Facility Management is seeking a Student Engineering Intern with a background in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The intern will be a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides architectural and engineering support services for National Parks throughout the Intermountain Region, including 85 total parks in the states of Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona. The professional services provided by the NPS team include project scoping, preliminary and final design, CADD support, and services during construction. This internship will include civil/environment engineering support services for infrastructure projects related to the development and rehabilitation of: (1) water supply, treatment and distribution systems, (2) wastewater collection and treatment systems, and (3) roads and trails.

Duties:

Assist NPS Project Managers (PMs) with infrastructure projects. The focal point of this internship will be one or two civil/environmental projects. Key tasks will include:
o Visit project site with the PM (field assessment / data collection)
o Produce a site visit trip report
o Prepare preliminary/final drawings, specifications and construction cost estimate
o Assist with permitting
o Coordination with Park staff and Contracting Officer.
Provide CADD drafting support services to NPS PMs (AutoCAD and Civil 3D). The drafting services will be for a variety of civil/environmental projects that include utility and roadway plans and profile, sectional profiles, site plans, and technical construction details. 
Maintain project document archives. Project documents and data are archived in electronic format for both the IMR and the NPS Technical Information Center (TIC). 
Perform other duties as assigned. Other duties may include shadowing PMs and engineers in the workplace or on-assignment in a park location.
Safety:
o Normal office work at the NPS-IMR Office will take place primarily indoors in an office setting. Potential hazards include those typical of indoor work environments. Work may involve sitting for long periods of time, crouching, bending over, and lifting (proper bending and lifting technique should be used). Ability to lift up to 40 pounds or 1/3 body weight (whichever is less). Tools should be handled in a safe manner at all times.
o Periodic travel to project sites may involve moderate risk and exposure to moving equipment or machines, engine exhaust, associated high levels of noise, and outdoor weather conditions involving exposure to cold/hot, rain/sun, and a variety of other park conditions/features, such as streams, rivers or other bodies of water. Safety precautions may be required, such as hard hats and steel toed boots. Any applicable Job Hazard Analyses will be explained to the intern, and will be followed.
 

Contract Timeline:
• The student internship will be a full-time (40 hours per week) position from approximately mid-May 2019 through late-August 2019, with the option to extend the position part-time into the fall 2019 school semester.
• Workdays will be Monday through Friday, with no work on weekends or federal holidays.
• This position will include approximately one 3-day Park site visit per month.

Location:
• This position will be based out of the NPS-IMR Office at 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228.
• Housing will not be provided as part of this internship.

Compensation and Benefits:
• Compensation is determined by education level, as follows:
o Sophomore - $14.50 per hour
o Junior or Senior - $18.50 per hour
o College graduate or current graduate student - $21.50 per hour

Job Qualifications:
Civil and/or Environmental Engineering student
o Must have completed a minimum of two years of undergraduate work
Some experience with (or exposure to) CADD software (AutoCAD / Civil 3D preferred)
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. 
The student intern must pass a federal background check, possess a valid U.S. driver’s license, and be a U.S. citizen. The student intern will be hired through The Great Basin Institute, but will work directly with NPS staff.
 

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