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An internship with HIGHFILL enables a student to gain hands-on experience in the field of water and wastewater engineering. This experience can help a student determine whether the consulting career path is a good fit. In addition to the practical application of technical knowledge, this opportunity to engage with practicing engineers helps to develop skills like time management, communication, problem-solving, and professional network growth. The connections you make are invaluable as you set out into the job market.


If you have the initiative and willingness to learn, we encourage you to apply.

Please check back in mid-March for our summer internship opportunities or follow the instructions below to be added to our email notification list. The locations of our internships may vary among our 5 office locations.


OVERVIEW: Paid summer internship with the potential for part-time work when classes resume in the Fall. The successful candidate will assist with water, wastewater, and general civil engineering projects which may include collection and distribution pipelines, pump stations, hydraulic modeling, water treatment, wastewater treatment, stormwater management, and environmental compliance.


TYPICAL ACTIVITIES:  Interns are integrated into our teams of project engineers. Since a significant portion of our consulting services are related to water conveyance, storage, and pumping, the candidate should expect a substantial focus on hydraulic design activities.


Tasks often include assistance with preliminary engineering, development of construction documents, permit coordination, construction administration, and other aspects of civil engineering services. Regular use of AutoCAD Civil 3D, Excel, and Word is common.


CAREER GROWTH: Interns are assigned a mentor to shadow and coordinate work activities. It is common to be exposed to a wide range of civil engineering project activities.


Rising Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student studying Civil or Environmental Engineering.


  • Capable of moderate lifting (generally 25 pounds or less)

  • Capable of operating a motor vehicle, must have a valid driver's license​


GENUINE AND WELCOMING: You be you! Individuality is powerful, and unique perspectives cultivate innovation. The HIGHFILL culture embraces and welcomes each employee. Free to be our authentic selves, we thrive in a team setting and connect meaningfully with the communities that we serve.


SERVICE-FOCUSED: HIGHFILL is a principle-centered engineering consulting firm specializing in water infrastructure engineering for public utilities throughout the Carolinas. We focus on maximizing our clients’ satisfaction by deliberately providing exceptional service.


COMMITTED TO EMPLOYEE FULFILMENT: HIGHFILL offers a business atmosphere that supports employee professional development and advancement. We offer an attractive benefits package that is competitive with large firms, while providing the appealing close-knit work environment of a smaller, growing firm.


Interested candidates should check back in mid-March for position postings and instructions on how to apply.


If you would like to be added to our summer intern notification list, please send the following information to

  • name

  • email

  • phone number

  • major

  • university name

  • expected graduation date

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