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AKS Internship Program

The AKS Internship – it’s not your average program

The AKS Internship program is a multi-year program that builds on the lessons learned from the previous year to give you a new experience each summer. Now we’ve added more options with internships now available in civil/forest engineering, surveying, land use planning, landscape architecture, natural resources, and marketing!

The AKS Internship Program is designed to lay a foundation for future learning in the classroom and on the job. A majority of our interns participate in our program multiple summers with many choosing to start their career with AKS upon graduation. These are paid in-person internships and office locations vary.

Now we’ve expanded the AKS Internship Program into new areas! We took the success of our engineering/surveying internship and applied it to other specialties.

Engineering/Surveying Internship Program

Designed for: Students with declared major in civil engineering, forest engineering, environmental engineering, construction management, land surveying, or related fields

Our philosophy is that the best civil engineers have an understanding of field work, how projects are constructed, and how design translates out in the field. As a company, our focus is on quality. We want you to learn how to do things right and understand the reasons behind it. The AKS Internship Program is designed to introduce you to how survey and design relates to construction. Building this fundamental understanding of how designs translate into the field and are constructed will help you become a better engineer because you will see that a project is more than lines on paper.

Download Engineering Internship Program Information

Marketing

Designed for: Students interested in marketing, business, public relations, communications, graphic design, or other related fields (i.e., English, history)

The AKS Marketing Internship program is intended to introduce students to the world of professional services marketing which is often not typically covered in the classroom.  Marketing for engineering, architecture, and construction (AEC) firms is a specialty industry that requires different processes and skill sets depending on the type of work a company provides. This internship will provide an overview of how firms like AKS acquire work for both public sector and private development projects.

 Download Marketing Internship Program Information

Planning/Landscape Architecture

Designed for: Students with declared majors in planning, landscape architecture, and related fields

The best planning and landscape professionals have an understanding of the land development process and how policy translates to real projects in the field. This internship will introduce you to career opportunities within the industry by working collaboratively with professionals on real projects. For those interested in a career in planning, we want you to learn about the process and develop an understanding of the role of the planner. For our landscape architecture students, you’ll gain knowledge of the integral part the landscape architect plays in supporting project teams in the development process.

Download Planning Internship Program Information

Download Landscape Architecture Program Information

Natural Resources

Designed for: Students with declared majors in natural resources, wetlands, or plant biology.

Wetlands and natural areas abound in the Pacific Northwest. Protecting and preserving these areas are a critical part of the development process. This internship will introduce you to the process and requirements of protecting these areas, provide real-world experience in wetlands working side-by-side with our professional wetland scientists, and offer insight into the collaborative role of the natural resources professional on the multidisciplinary design team. PLEASE NOTE: This internship has an early selection process as it is intended to occur during Spring Term during peak wetland delineation season.

Download Natural Resources Internship Program Information

General Program Requirements

  • 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 multi-year 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 per year generally during the summer.

We’ll begin accepting applications October 3rd!

Application

Download Internship Application

Application Deadlines

Applications accepted beginning: October 3, 2022

Last day to apply: February 28, 2023

Last day to apply for Natural Resources internship: February 3, 2023

Who is Eligible?

The AKS 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.

Compensation

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