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Construction Services Civil Engineering Summer Intern

Iowa City, IA

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Shive-Hattery’s Iowa City office has an opportunity for a Construction Services Civil Engineering Summer Intern. As one of our summer interns you will perform hands-on, real-world work that will transform your classroom experience and help you envision your future career. You’ll be part of a team, working for our clients on projects with our most experienced staff. You’ll provide assistance on field and laboratory reports, conduct field inspections and material testing for a variety of projects. You’ll get an introduction to Shive-Hattery’s culture that will help you evaluate our firm as a career choice. Our group works on a wide variety of project and material types related to industrial, healthcare, education, government, and commercial buildings. 



  • Student in Civil or Structural Engineering from an accredited engineering school
  • Able to collaborate with other team members and have good interpersonal skills
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Curiosity and motivation to learn through both mentorship and self-study
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License


  • Learning the fundamentals of how our design efforts are implemented during the construction phase. 
  • Perform field and laboratory tests related to soils, aggregates, concrete, and asphalt. 
  • Conduct tests on construction materials at constructions sites and in the Iowa City Laboratory.
  • Observe the installation of construction materials and keep detailed notes.
  • Provide/submit clear documentation of all findings and results.
  • Duties may also from time to time include assisting with miscellaneous office and administrative support tasks.

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.

Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits, a sound compensation package. 

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.

Shive-Hattery offers a flexible work environment and supports balancing personal and professional responsibilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status or genetic information.