College Students

Get a head-start on a promising future

A college graduate with a well-rounded intern experience is of great value to us. We immerse our interns with project teams, providing exposure to real projects and our many specialty services. On the job, you gain hands-on experience and networking that will boost your career. Westwood has offered full-time positions to more than half of our interns since 2017. We hire:

  • Engineers and CAD Specialists
  • Land Surveyors and Field Crews
  • Environmental Scientists
  • GIS Specialists
  • Aerial Mapping Specialists
  • Landscape Architects and Planners
  • Business Professionals


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What to Expect
We invest in our people
Real project work

Work alongside professional teams who are in the midst of problem-solving on actual projects. Your work will directly serve our clients and support their land and power projects.  

Multi-disciplinary exposure

We’re multi-disciplined. That means when you work with a Westwood project team you get exposed to unique services and specialties and expand your knowledge beyond your field of study.

Resume-building experience

Experience creates a strong resume. Whether your passion lies in the office, out in the field, or working directly with clients, we have opportunities that will help you grow.   

Relatable mentors

Staff of all experience levels are available for you. Immediately, you will be partnered with a young professional having a similar educational and technical background. 

Individualized plan

There are plenty of paths you can take. Tailor your program to fit your needs and know that the opportunities don’t necessarily stop after your internship is done.

Robust program

Join a cohort of interns across all office locations to learn soft skills, network, and have fun! Summer internships include group trainings and activities that bring all interns together.

Meet Tyler Maxson
Graduate Engineer, Private Development

Whether doing design work, communicating with clients, representing the team at meetings, or going to city council, Tyler appreciates the opportunities he is given to represent Westwood as a graduate engineer. It’s a responsibility he doesn’t feel many other firms offer staff with his level of experience. As a young professional, he feels trusted by his team, who recognize that the knowledge Tyler quickly gains is a huge benefit to both Westwood and its clients.

Opportunities for young professionals exist outside the office, too. "Westwood's happy hour is a great time for co-workers to get to know each other in a non-professional context. There's always a great turnout." He says, "It makes Westwood feel like more of a community."

I’m given the opportunity to represent Westwood on a daily basis, which feels like a rare opportunity for people my age in this industry.

Frequently Asked Questions
Does Westwood offer flexible hours?

We believe that a flexible, balanced lifestyle is positive for you and Westwood, so we do our best to make every situation work. Employees typically work 40-45 hours a week. 

What am I expected to know and bring?

We will teach you about Westwood, the industry, and the job through training and mentoring. All you need to bring is the motivation to learn and apply your skills. 

Will my job require me to meet with clients?

It’s not expected, but if you’re interested, it’s a possibility. Your project manager may invite you in on a few calls so you can see how it goes.

How does the application and interview process work?

The application process varies. Creating a profile and job agent helps us easily access your resume and keep you informed on job postings. The interview process helps to ensure a mutually beneficial fit.

How much will I work on my own?

It’s a good balance, averaging 50/50. Westwood projects are team-oriented. You will have guidance on individual tasks and work with a team to solve problems as they arise. 

Are there opportunities to advance?

We consider our intern program to be a recruiting opportunity. Ideally, interns become full-time employees after graduation. For those motivated and driven to advance, there’s nothing stopping them. Many of our leaders rose to their rank at Westwood. 

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We seek passionate surveyors, engineers, scientists, and more, across the US and in all of our offices.