AKS Internship Program

Building the foundation for your future success.

Our internship program is designed to give students insight into everything we do. We welcome students to apply as early as their freshman year, but all are encouraged to apply regardless of where they are in their education journey. Entering the program early provides the benefit of a multiyear experience.

How to Apply

Download and complete our application for all internships. Submit it with all required attachments using the link at the bottom of the program summary for your desired internship.

Application Deadlines

Summer 2024 applications are now closed.
2025 Applications begin: October 1, 2024

Applications Closed

Who Is Eligible?

Our internship program is open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. You must have completed at least one year of higher education. Other requirements apply to the individual programs.


This is a paid internship. You will earn an hourly wage with time and a half for overtime.

Gain valuable knowledge that only comes from field experience. Depending on your assignment, you’ll join our survey crew, construction inspectors, or design technicians and gain unique insights into why each team is critical to project success. You will build a fundamental understanding of how designs translate into the field, which we encourage in all engineers.

Who should apply?

Students with a declared major in civil engineering, forest engineering, environmental engineering, construction management, land surveying, or related fields.

Learn more about our Engineering Intern Program

Gain insights into the land development process and how policy translates to real projects. You’ll work collaboratively with professionals on real projects and develop an understanding of the role of the planner and landscape architect.

Who should apply?

Students with declared majors in planning, urban design, landscape architecture, or other related fields.

Learn more about our Planning Internship Program

Build a fundamental understanding of the landscape architect’s role in the land development process. You’ll work collaboratively with professionals on real projects and develop your computer design skills.

Who should apply?

Students with a declared major in landscape architecture or other related fields.

Learn more about our Landscape Architecture Internship Program

Get introduced to the work behind protecting and preserving natural areas in the Pacific Northwest. You’ll join our natural resources team and gain real-world experience in wetlands, working side by side with our Professional Wetland Scientists and experience collaborating with other professional services.

Who should apply?

Students with declared majors in natural resources, wetlands, plant biology, or other related fields.

Learn more about our Natural Resources-Wetlands Internship Program

Learn the unique mindset behind marketing AEC services. You’ll join our marketing team and learn how we acquire work in the public and private sectors, how they differ, and the other values marketing brings to the AEC industry.

Who should apply?

Students with a declared major in marketing, business, public relations, communications, graphic design, or other related fields.

Learn more about our Marketing Internship Program

Learn about the business side of professional services. You’ll be working with the accounting team on various assignments ranging from billings and accounts payable support to financial reporting. This internship is only available at our Tualatin location.

Who should apply?

Students with a declared major in accounting, business, or related fields.

  • Must be a college student who has completed at least one year of higher education prior to participation
  • Apply to the program as early as freshman year for a multiyear experience
  • Other requirements apply to each program
  • Submit completed application with resume, cover letter, and three references
  • Commit to working full time as a paid intern for a minimum of 12 weeks

Our Clients

Our first job is to serve our clients' needs. We take the time to understand what motivates our clients, what they need, and how we can help them achieve their goals. When we put our clients' needs first, we find everything else has a way of falling into place.

  • “The Port of Kalama is proud of this project [Port of Kalama Spencer Creek Business Park]. It is truly a pleasure to work with such an outstanding group of individuals.”

    Eric Yakovich

    Port of Kalama

  • “Right on schedule, great work. This is why I really appreciate working with AKS as a consultant.”

    Mark Filsinger, PLS, CWRE

    Portland Water Bureau

  • “Only rarely do I see this excellent level of planning, communication, and execution of work. The kind of interaction and detailed coordination you demonstrate is exactly what ODOT should do to develop trusting relationships with our partners during design and especially construction. I sleep very well at night knowing [AKS is] involved in this project.”

    Bill Ness, PE


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