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2020 Student Internship (U.S.) - Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID:  221481



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.


Mechanical Engineering Interns work in multidisciplinary teams and provide support to the most visible aspects of a project — plant equipment.


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

Mechanical Engineering interns may be responsible for:

  • selecting and specifying equipment
  • preparing flow or detailed system piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • performing system and equipment sizing calculations
  • establishing facility design requirements and develop the system safety basis
  • reviewing supplier designs
  • preparing ventilation and instrumentation diagrams
  • performing corrosion and erosion evaluations for systems and equipment


Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program in Mechanical or Chemical 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 US without visa sponsorship, now or in the future
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check


Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a Master of Science degree program in Mechanical or Chemical 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



Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position.  Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.