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POSITION:  Water/Wastewater Internship


  • Columbia, SC

We have a great opportunity for a service-focused engineering student who desires to gain experience in the field of water engineering while contributing to our communities and helping protect the natural environment.


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​

HIGHFILL believes in the benefit of our company reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve. We invite all qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, body ability, or other self-identified status. If you are qualified and ready to contribute to an amazing team, you are welcome.


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 apply via the form below or forward a cover letter and resume to In your cover letter, please state if you require sponsorship to maintain a long-term, permanent employment visa status.


Columbia, SC:

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