Civil Engineering Intern

Join the Hennessey team this summer as a Civil Engineering Intern! Hennessey Engineers (Hennessey) is a multi-discipline civil engineering firm headquartered in Southgate, Michigan. We are looking for talented individuals to support our civil engineering, land surveying and construction engineering departments while gaining a basic understanding of civil engineering principles and practices. Our team focuses on managing infrastructure improvement projects and maintenance programs for cities and townships in Southeast Michigan.

Position Description & Requirements

The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in college studying civil engineering, environmental engineering, surveying, construction technology, or construction management with a basic understanding of civil engineering principles, theories, and methods.

This position requires someone who excels at communication, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution. He/she must conduct themselves in a professional manner and represent Hennessey Engineers well with clients.

This is a full-time position. Days and hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Overtime is required. Travel is required to respective job sites and is primarily local during the business day.


Civil Engineering Interns will:

  • Perform daily field inspections of municipal infrastructure projects.
  • Maintain daily reports, measurements, calculations, and computation of quantities and ensures conformance with contract documents.
  • Track and measure daily pay items to cover contractor’s work for each day.
  • Interpret construction drawings and specifications on construction projects.
  • Track and record as-built information for incorporation into project record drawings.
  • Assist in developing design documents and construction plans utilizing CAD.
  • Assist survey crew.
  • Communicate with the project team throughout the process.

Qualifications Summary

  • High School Diploma required
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited engineering degree program, preferably civil engineering, environmental, surveying, construction technology, or construction management.
  • Basic AutoCAD or MicroStation experience is preferred, Civil 3D experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Able to work at least 40 hours per week

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