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2019 Student Internship (U.S.) - Electrical Engineer

No. of Openings:9

Position Closing Date:


Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting multiple industries. Bechtel’s internship program was created to cultivate real-life industry interest based on hands-on experience. Many new university graduate hires began their careers at Bechtel as a student intern. 


Electrical Engineering Interns work in multidisciplinary teams and provide support to the design of electrical power systems and equipment for a variety of industry projects.  


The total number of interns and start dates are subject to workload and business conditions. Locations will vary based on project needs, and may include Houston, TX or Reston, VA, along with various project sites. 


General Job Duties:  

Electrical Engineering Interns may be responsible for:  

  • preparing single-line, metering and relaying, schematics, and protection logic drawings;  
  • performing electrical system, equipment sizing, and auxiliary system calculations;  
  • sizing, selecting, and specifying transformers, switchgear, motor control centers, and distribution panels; 
  • sizing, selecting, and specifying power, control, and instrumentation cables;  
  • sizing, selecting, and specifying direct-current/uninterruptible power supplies and emergency generator systems; and  
  • performing raceway, grounding, lighting, and cathodic protection designs.  


Basic Qualifications 

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering at an accredited college or university. 
  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in one of the above fields. 
  • Ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project jobsites.    
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship. 
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check. 



Preferred Qualifications 

  • Currently enrolled in a Master of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering at an accredited college or university. 
  • Completed relevant coursework with a strong GPA.   
  • Prior co-op or internship experience. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.   

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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