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.

CEGE Undergraduate Research Opportunities 

Students can participate in research with a faculty member during the summer or academic year. See more about CEGE Undergraduate Research Opportunities.


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.

For companies

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

Emily Erhart

My internships really helped me understand the kind of work a civil engineer does.

Michelle Maciej, Civil Engineering

Definitely get [an internship]. You get a lot of work and experience that way. You get to apply concepts that you learned in class in a professional setting. I really enjoy the experience my engineering internships have given me.

Meaghan McGinn, Civil Engineering

I think that I learned a lot about the industry I wanted to work in and the type of companies I wanted to work for. I learned what type of work I was truly passionate about doing, what style of management I did best in, and the work environment that I preferred.

Mackensie Schuster, Civil Engineering

Being a student at the U has opened up a lot of opportunities I would not have had otherwise. I would say probably half of what I know how to do is from my classes and half is from the various internships, research projects, and start-up companies I have been involved with.

Kathryn Klarich, Civil Engineering


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