Geotechnical Engineering Internship 2022
St. Louis, MO  / Springfield, IL 
Posted Today
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Hanson Professional Services Inc. is a dynamic, employee-owned engineering consulting firm of more than 400 employees providing a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the USA.

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Hanson is seeking candidates for our Geotechnical Engineering 2022 Internship programs. We have potential opportunities in the following locations: St. Louis, MO; as well as our corporate headquarters in Springfield, IL.

Our Geotechnical Engineering discipline is made up of Geotechnical engineers, specialists and technicians who specialize in the behavior and understanding of soil and rock mechanics related to public-sector and private-sector engineering projects. Typical project types include subsurface investigations, preparation of geotechnical design recommendations for the design of building foundations, earth retaining structures and pavement subgrades and forensic studies.

Click to see examples of Hanson's Geotechnical Engineering projects.

General Assignments: Interns will perform routine geotechnical engineering tasks using standard procedures under supervision of Registered Professional Engineers and may assist Hanson engineers, designers, and technicians in disciplines related to their field of study.

Interns will typically support one or more experienced professional staff in performance of assignments, spend time shadowing actual operations, and have unique assignments that support larger projects as well as experience the day-to-day workings of geotechnical engineering. Interns may perform and/or participate in additional activities/events which help them build a strong network within the Hanson community and with fellow interns. Internships may require travel to suppliers, customers, or other Hanson locations.

Key Responsibilities: Geotechnical Engineering interns will be expected to perform the following key responsibilities with assistance from a Hanson Professional Engineer:

  • Gathering and/or providing data for the preparation of engineering or environmental reports and studies
  • Perform desktop geologic background of sites, planning and coordination of field exploration
  • Performing and/or reviewing calculations or reports such as those related to surveying, transportation engineering, soil capacities and quantities
  • Utilize engineering software packages such as MicroStation, AutoCAD, gINT and other computation programs
  • Conducting field investigations and/or survey assistance to gather information
  • Documenting and/or observing construction operations
  • Performing related duties such as writing memoranda, letters, or general reports; collecting and correlating engineering data; maintaining records; attending meetings; and operating technical equipment


Intern must be actively enrolled in a Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or relevant field of study. The ideal candidate will have successfully completed their sophomore year and be actively enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university.

Key requirements are listed but not limited to the following:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Valid driver's license

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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As soon as possible
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