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Structural Engineer Internship | Summer 2024



Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

The Schaefer internship and co-op program provides opportunities for students to apply classroom methodology to hands-on modeling and design. The student’s Schaefer advisor, mentor and the assigned project team coordinate to ensure the learning experience is relevant and challenging. Successful internships and co-op rotations may lead to full-time employment, as evidenced by our present staff of dedicated and talented structural engineers and modelers, many of whom were students here themselves. .

Scope of Work

  • Work closely with an assigned mentor who provides hands on support, guidance and work assignments
  • Learn engineering software such as Revit Structure (for Building Information Systems) and RAM Structural Systems for daily application on a variety of challenging projects
  • Site visits
  • Detailing work
  • In-house training sessions with other engineers
  • Increased role on project teams


  • Enrolled in AE, AET or Civil program at an accredited college

Working conditions and physical requirements

This work is typically done within an office environment with occasional field work at project + construction sites. When field assignments are required, the working conditions + physical requirements for field staff apply.

  • Normal core working hours will be 9 am – 4 pm but may vary depending on project demands
  • Overtime work may be required based on work deadlines
  • Ability to access + navigate construction sites; may require ability to climb + descend ladders or crawl through openings
  • Some travel may be required for this position: conducting site visits, working out of area, out of state or across the state as driven by project need
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate