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Engineering Summer Internships #2302-005020-01

Date Opened
Thursday, February 02, 2023 12:00 PM
Close Date
Friday, March 31, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $17.00 - $22.00/hour
Employment Type
  • Internship


Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

Charlotte Water is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte and one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with 300,000 customer accounts and over 1000 employees. Our service area includes the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mint Hill, Matthews and Pineville. Charlotte Water’s FY 23 budget is $535M and a five-year capital program of $2.5 billion.  We enjoy the highest credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies as a result of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council.  We value competent, skilled candidates with a customer service focus to work in a team environment.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


Summer Internship lasting 3 -4 months


We are looking for 4 Engineering Summer Interns:

The Installation and Development Services (IDS) Section is seeking an intern to assist Donated Projects Section, Enhanced Review Section and New Services Section:
Assist with Donated Water and Wastewater Plan Review
Assist with site plan review for New Service Installations
Attend Pre-submittal and Urban Conceptual Meetings for Preliminary Site Review
Perform project oriented tasks related to water and sewer installation
Become familiar with infrastructure approval and acceptance process
Shadow inspectors and assist as needed 

The Planning Section:
Assist in water and wastewater hydraulic analysis and modeling, master planning efforts, and infrastructure system field testing

Project Management Section:
Assist in inspection of asphalt resurfacing efforts and the protection of water and sewer assets utilizing GIS information and other tracking software
Assist in project management of water and sewer infrastructure improvements including project tracking and control
Assist with database audit reports of project management processes within e-Builder, the  Construction and Capital Program Management 
Provide general support to e-Builder related project management activities, trainings, and Governance Teams 

Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Section :
Gain exposure to numerous working groups across the water and wastewater industry 
Assist with preparation for the CIP Season, covers submission and review of all capital funded projects and programs
Assist with data analytics related to project costs, schedules, and cash flows 
Assist with project tracking using e-Builder and project mapping using ESRI software products

Minimum Qualifications

Must be currently enrolled in an engineering program with coursework relevant to the major duties and responsibilities.

Must possess a valid Driver's license and have a good driving record.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees.

The city is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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