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Jacobs Structural Engineering Intern- Summer 2021 in Tullahoma, Tennessee

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This is an internship Opportunity for Summer, 2021


Structural Engineering Intern - Summer 2021

Jacobs Technology, Inc., a global engineering services company headquartered in Tullahoma, Tennessee, will offer a Civil/Structural Engineering internship opportunity. The opportunity will commence in the summer term of 2021 and will be awarded to an outstanding student who is majoring in civil or structural engineering and has an interest in structural engineering as a career.

The student selected as the Jacobs Technology Scholar will work at Jacobs’ Tullahoma, Tennessee office. The student will work under the supervision of a technical manager and mentor in the Structural Design group – a group that performs engineering design of complex testing equipment and facilities for the automotive and aerospace industries.

Intern students will work 40-hour work weeks for approximately 10 weeks during the months of June, July, and August (negotiable). Students will work on project teams under the direction of a manager and with the assistance of a mentor, are required to attend planned activities, and must make an end-of-assignment presentation to other co-ops and Jacobs’ staff.

Job Duties:

  • Perform a variety of routine engineering tasks under the direction of experienced engineers to provide experience and familiarization with engineering methods, practices, and programs

  • Perform limited portions of larger more complex engineering tasks under the direction of an experienced engineer

  • Prepare computations, specifications, and reports of limited scope and complexity

  • Apply design loading to structures utilizing applicable building codes and design codes

  • Design and analyze structures to meet project specific and code requirements

  • May coordinate the work of drafters in the development of 3D models and 2D drawing packages

  • May review subcontractor submittals and shop drawings and provide limited support during construction at project sites

  • May coordinate and interface with clients and other disciplines – including design, presentations, design reviews, and training at the Jacobs office, client office, or project site

  • May assist with project planning, budgeting, and cost estimating

  • A combination of structural steel and concrete design is anticipated

Here’s What You’ll Need:



We are looking for a creative individual with a basic understanding of structural analysis and design, steel and concrete design, computer applications, statics, and strength of materials. To be considered for a Jacobs Technology internship position, students must meet the following criteria:

Required Qualifications:

Degree Program: BSCE or MSCE

Cumulative GPA: 3.0 or higher

Current status: Rising junior or above ( Must have completed at least 2 years in an accredited civil engineering program)

Area of Study: Civil engineering or Structural engineering

Coursework: Statics, Strengths of Materials

Outside activities: Involvement in at least one extra-curricular activity

  • Other: Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be team-oriented

  • Good problem-solving skills

  • Highly self-motivated

  • Willing to take initiative and work with minimum supervision

Desired Qualifications:

Cumulative GPA: 3.5 or higher

Coursework: Steel design, concrete design, structural analysis, computer applications,

Experience: 3D CAD, Finite Element Analysis

Past internship experience is a plus

Outside activities: Involvement in multiple extra-curricular activities – preferably to include participation on an engineering competition team

Other: Student should have an interest in specializing in structural engineering upon graduation

Additional Requirements & Clarifications:

  • It is the responsibility of the intern to make their own housing arrangements during the internship

  • Due to federal requirements for large portions of the assigned work a US Citizenship is required for this position

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and supplemental language. at https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migratedfiles/employers/eeocgina_supplement.pdf

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