Student internship with MnDOT.
Student internship with MnDOT.

Temporary and part-time job opportunities give CEGE students valuable work experiences in an engineering setting, which can be extremely beneficial when students later seek full-time employment after graduation.

Internship Opportunities Program

CEGE's Internship Opportunities Program (IOP) is term-based and takes place in the fall and spring semesters. Two paths are possible: Professional Practice or Research.

IOP Professional Practice path

The IOP Professional Practice path creates connections between students and engineering companies or agencies in and around the Twin Cities. The department helps locate part-time employment opportunities and facilitates the initial contact; the hiring decision rests with the company or agency.

To participate in the IOP Professional Practice path and work with a professional engineer:

  1. Visit GoldPASS
  2. Look for "UMN - Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering - Internship Opportunities Program."

IOP Research path

The IOP Research path pairs an undergraduate student with a CEGE faculty member to participate in active research.

Traditional Internships

Traditional internships usually (but not exclusively) take place over the summer. Hiring decisions for these positions rest with the company or agency. No academic credit is not earned for traditional internship positions.

The department can help students to locate opportunities and to make a connections. Log in with your UMN ID to access this list of employers offering internships.

Traditional internships

For companies

Companies interested in offering internships or student work opportunities can submit requirements via the Employer Information Form

Emily Erhart


Michelle Anderson
Industry & Pre-Major Coordinator
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
500 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Room 147
Minneapolis, MN 55455