Structural Engineering Internship

Job ID 1776 Location Quad Cities Job Type Internship Apply Now

Thank you for your interest in Shive-Hattery! As you consider Shive-Hattery for your internship, check out this recent article featuring some of our former Interns turned Full-Time Staff. We hope their stories will provide insight into what your internship experience could look like!


As an intern, you will work on real client projects, mentored by all levels of our structural group staff. Our group works on a wide variety of project and material types related to industrial, healthcare, education, government, and commercial buildings. Because we are a full-service firm, you have the unique opportunity to collaborate with other in-house architecture and engineering disciplines. You will also learn software commonly used by structural engineering consultants, so you can hit the ground running when you start your first full-time job.

These experiences will help you understand the career progression of structural engineers and grow your technical skills. From these real-world interactions, you will develop the skills to communicate and collaborate with peers and clients while building your professional network. 

Why Shive-Hattery?

Our learning and teaching culture is founded on collaboration. You will learn from and teach other employees while working across disciplines. You will grow your skills and continue your professional growth at Shive-Hattery.

Beautiful, New Quad Cities Office 

Shive-Hattery’s new Quad Cities location is at 56th Street and 18th Avenue in Bettendorf, Iowa. Open in July 2021, the new office showcases what we deliver to our clients through strong collaboration, problem solving and good design. Features include: 

  • Walking distance to an office park
  • Collaboration space
  • Large break room
  • Dedicated virtual reality area
  • More meeting and breakout space than our current location
  • Outdoor seating area adjacent to break room 

You will find one of the several John Deere offices based in the Quad Cities along some other Fortune 500 corporations in our area, including 3M, Exelon, and Arconic. It is not all big business here though. Throughout the area, which encompasses six counties in northwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa with an overall population of nearly 450,000, there are over 30,000 businesses, locally-owned and beyond. The variety and success creates a robust and continually growing economy.

There are many exciting amenities that thrive here including the Figge Art Museum, Putnam Museum, Quad City Symphony OrchestraiWireless CenterBix 7 Road RacePGA John Deere ClassicQuad Cities Marathon, and Modern Woodmen Ballpark (was recently recognized as the "Best Minor League Ballpark" in America by USA Today readers). The list goes on with many outdoor recreational features, including the Great River Trail for biking, hiking and walking (over 100 miles of trails); numerous local, county, and state parks; boating and fishing opportunities in the Mississippi and Rock Rivers; and access to exceptional golf courses, just to name a few.

Shive-Hattery is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.  For certain clients, we are required to conduct drug and/or alcohol testing on employees who perform work at the client site or on the client project.  Consequently, employees and/or applicants will be required to satisfactorily pass a drug and/or alcohol test prior to any such work assignment.

Future Consideration: Yes

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