Benton County provides internship opportunities for students of all ages.
Student Internships: Student interns can work for school credit and/or a nominal salary in order to combine classroom theory with practical experience in the workplace.
Some departments use a pool of applicants and accept internship applications on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in a specific internship program and would like more information or you would like to submit an internship application to the pool of internship applications, please click on the departments below:
STUDENT INTERN-ENGINEERING & SURVEYING DIVISION
DEPARTMENT: Public Works STARTING SALARY: $13.78 to 14.88 PER HOUR, DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
STATUS: Student Intern – 1 Position BENEFITS: None
WORK SCHEDULE: 12 - 24 hours a week - during the school year
Up to 40 hours or more a week during summer
DURATION: Approximately two years or as student’s schedule permits
OPEN: July 1, 2020 DEADLINE FOR RESUMES: Until filled
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs office and fieldwork of limited technical skill in assisting with engineering, GIS, cartographic, or surveying projects. Projects include road construction, bridge construction, data collection, possibly some design. Performs other work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the County. Engineer, Engineer Associate or County Land Surveyor, who assigns and reviews work for completeness and conformance to standards.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervision is not a responsibility of this position.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: An intern may perform any of the following duties; however, these examples do not include all of the specific tasks which an intern may be expected to perform:
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY
Reasonable knowledge of applied mathematics utilized in drafting and cartography; familiarity with specialized office and field equipment used in engineering and surveying, including personal computers, Auto CAD and ArcGIS software; skill in performing routine non-complex drafting.
Ability to establish and maintain computerized and manual record keeping systems; ability to work effectively as a team; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to meet and deal effectively with the general public.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Full time student in the Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Management, Geography and Geospatial Science, or related programs. Student must have sophomore standing.
NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a valid State of Oregon driver's license with a good driving record.
Interns must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation.
Benton County is in full compliance with the ADA, and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity in its workforce and encourages all qualified women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applications are considered based on qualifications without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other factor prohibited by law or regulation.
Submit a resume to:
Benton County Public Works
Attn: Laurel Byer, County Engineer 360 SW Avery Avenue
Corvallis OR 97333 Laurel.Byer@co.benton.or.us Phone: 541-766-6821