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Civil Engineer Pathways Student Intern

Are you interested in...

  • Working in some of the most beautiful National Parks, National Forests, and other federal lands across the central and western United States?
  • Working for an Agency with a focus on its people, partners, and projects?
  • Having fun with your colleagues while working in a challenging and innovative environment?

Then the Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) is the place for you!

The Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH) was established to promote effective, efficient, and reliable administration for a coordinated program of federal public roads and bridges; to protect and enhance our Nation's natural resources; and to provide needed transportation access for Native Americans. Our primary purpose is to provide financial resources and transportation engineering assistance for public roads that service the transportation needs of Federal and Indian lands. The FLH provides these services in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and US Territories through our Headquarters, Eastern, Central, and Western Federal Lands Highway Division offices.

The interns will be assigned to CFLHD, which covers 14 central and western states (including Hawaii). These internships will be in the Construction Branch working on a construction project within our area of jurisdiction. Interns will be assisting FLH project engineers and staff overseeing the construction of roadway, trail, and bridge projects. Through this internship, you will gain practical skills and experience in civil engineering that will be the foundation of your career!


The Civil Engineer Pathways Student Intern will intern in the Construction Branch, where you will:

  • Inspect construction activities on active construction projects.
  • Perform field sampling and test construction materials.
  • Participate in partner and construction meetings.
  • Serve as an instrument operator or rodman on construction survey of projects or monitor contractor stakeout, including staking of centerline, slope staking, drainage staking, structural staking, and setting of grade stakes.
  • Compute and balance quantities.

The ideal candidates are current students pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering, or a related engineering field, who have the desire to learn about the design and construction of highways and bridges.


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