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City of West Des Moines Intern - Civil Engineering - Summer 2024 in West Des Moines, Iowa

Intern - Civil Engineering - Summer 2024

  • Type: Internship

  • Salary/Pay Rate: $18.28 - $23.76/hour

  • Posted Date: 10/26/2023

    Job Details Description

DepartmentEngineering Services

Benefits Click here to review a Summary of Employee Benefits

Civil Service Status

This is NOT a Civil Service position

Regular Hours

Up to 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Tentative Start Date Summer 2024

Job Summary

Engineering interns are utilized by the Engineering Services Department to assist engineering staff in data collection, data management, inspection and other engineering analysis. Interns are exposed to many facets of the engineering profession and municipal operations.  

Duties may include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis, field inspections, construction inspections of public infrastructure, traffic counts, research and report writing.

Deadline to Apply Open until filled - will review as applications come in

Requirements Must be an undergraduate student in Civil or Construction Engineering, Civil Technology or closely related field with one year of completed coursework.  This is an internship which is not permanent, and which is being made available for individuals seeking work experience prior to graduating from an accredited college/university. 

Exposure to weather including heat, cold, humidity and precipitation. Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs. Current valid Iowa Driver’s License required.

Steps to Apply

Steps to Apply:

  1. Profile: You MUST complete an online Applicant Profile. A link is provided below to our Online Application System.

  2. Attachments: You must attach the following documents to your profile under the Apply For Job section (attachments are job specific, once you click Finish & Apply you will not be able to add any additional documents):

a) Resume

  1. Applying for Position: Once you have completed your profile, you MUST apply for the position (The link to Finish & Apply is located on the Apply For Job section after you have completed your profile. Once you have applied, it will be listed under your My Applications tab. Any applications marked as Status: Incomplete, have not been submitted.).

All steps MUST be completed before the posted deadline to be considered for this position. We will not accept incomplete profiles. Communication throughout this process (including invitations to any examinations and/or interviews) will be made via the email supplied through the City's on-line application system. It is recommended to check your email "Junk" folder for emails from the City of West Des Moines. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616 .

Physical/Drug Test Post offer, pre-employment physical and drug test are required.

Apply Here!City of West Des Moines Online Application System

Instructions & FAQ's

You will need to complete an online profile and apply for this position online. There are Instruction Sheets under the Employment section of our City website as well as a number of topics in ourFAQ section. If after reviewing these help guides you still need additional help, please visit or contact Human Resources 515-222-3616 .

If you are currently employed with or you have been employed with the City you may apply internally via UKG at My Info » My Career » Search for Jobs.

Contact Information


Human Resources, 1st floor, Suite 1E

4200 Mills Civic Parkway

PO Box 65320

West Des Moines, IA 50265-0320

515-222-3616 (phone)

515-273-0601 (fax)