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Paid Engineering Intern Positions, Tacoma Water

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February 6, 2023

Are you looking to apply and grow the skills you are learning in school in a professional environment while serving your community with clean, reliable water? If you answered “yes,” be sure to apply to Tacoma Water’s engineering internship opportunities!

Tacoma Water has four engineering internship positions available for interested candidates to join our System and Asset Planning, Treatment and Quality Planning, and Water Design teams under the Planning and Engineering section. As a public utility, we operate and maintain one of the country’s oldest municipally owned water systems and serve more than 300,000 residential and commercial customers.

We are looking for people who can bring a fresh perspective to the work we do while supporting staff on a variety of projects. Engineering interns can expect to build on their technical skills, further grow their professional development skills and expand their networks. Duties may include project management, collecting and analyzing large quantities of data, performing engineering calculations, reviewing plans, drafting technical memos, and participating in team meetings. Engineering interns will also be able to collaborate with a team, network with other professionals, and learn about various projects across our water system.

Engineering internships are typically 40 hours per week, 12 weeks long, and coincide with the summer break.

Interested candidates must be currently enrolled in an engineering program studying civil, environmental, mechanical engineering or related field. The roles require advanced technical skills, teamwork, flexibility, ability to organize, perform a variety of on-going tasks, customer service skills, and basic engineering calculations.

Tacoma Water values diverse perspectives and recognizes it is diversity that fuels innovation. Tacoma Water under Tacoma Public Utilities is committed to achieving equity and inclusion in its workforce, service delivery, policy decision making, and community/stakeholder engagement. Each and every employee has a role in contributing to our organization’s success. Come join our team!


  • Must be currently enrolled in a college-level engineering program designed to result in a bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel desired;
  • Experience with 300 level courses desired;

Depending upon assignment a WA driver’s license may be required.

Salary: $30.27 – $36.79 Hourly

Applications due February 21, 2023.

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