Internships & Research

Internships

Carroll College's location in opportunity-rich Montana and in the state capital of Helena gives engineering students unique and plentiful opportunities for local internships.

Students normally spend summers at private consulting firms or government agencies as engineering interns, and many continue their employment on a part-time basis during the school year. These internships usually include assisting professional engineers and are a mix of outdoor field work and indoor office duties.

Several of our faculty members are registered professional engineers who also work part-time for local consulting firms. Consequently, they are continually engaged in professional engineering practice and they have contacts in the local community that often lead to internship opportunities for students.

Some of the companies and organizations that students have worked for as interns include:

Aptum, Inc. (Camas, Washington)
ARES Corportation (Burlingame, California)
Barry Damschen Consulting (Helena, Montana)
Beaudette Consulting Engineers (Missoula, Montana)
Bison Engineering (Helena, Montana)
CDM Smith, Inc. (Helena, Montana)
CH2M (Hanford, WA)
City of Puyallup, Washington
Coldwater Engineering (Helena, Montana)
DOWL (Helena, Montana)
Dr. Sauer & Partners Corporation (Washington, DC)
Federal Aviation Administration (Helena, Montana)
Federal Engineers and Constructors (Richland, Washington)
Federal Highways Administration (Helena, Montana)
Federal Lands (Vancouver, Washington)
Great West Engineering (Helena, Montana)
HDR, Inc. (Missoula, Montana and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho)
Helena Sand and Gravel Company (Helena, Montana)
Huitt-Zollars Engineering (Seattle, Washington)
Hydroflow Pumps (Helena, Montana)
Hydrometrics, Inc. (Helena, Montana)
Idaho Department of Transportation (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho)
Interstate Engineering (Billings, Montana)
KPFF Consulting Engineers (Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon)
Kiewit Corporation (Omaha, Nebraska)
Latitude 33 Planning and Engineering (San Diego, California)

Lockheed Martin (Orlando, Florida)
Lydig Construction (Spokane, Washington)
Montana Department of Environmental Quality (Helena, Montana)
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (Helena, Montana)
Montana Department of Transportation (Helena, Montana)
Morrison and Maierle, Inc. (Helena, Montana and Bozeman, Montana)
NALCO Champion (Sidney, Montana; Denver, Colorado; Bismarck, North Dakota)
Parametrix, Inc. (Sumner, Washington)
Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. (Helena, Montana)
Robert Peccia and Associates (Helena, Montana)
South Tahoe Utility District (South Lake Tahoe, California)
Stahly Engineering & Associates (Helena, Montana)
Stewart Environmental Engineering (Ft. Collins, Colorado)
Territorial Landworks, Inc. (Billings, Montana)
Tetra Tech, Inc. (Helena, Montana)
United States Bureau of Land Management (miles City, Montana)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (Helena, Montana)
United States Forest Service (Helena, Montana)
Utility Mapping Services, Inc. (Clancy, Montana)
Walter P Moore (Houston, Texas)
Washington Department of Transportation (Spokane, Washington)
Welch Comer Engineers (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho)
Wilder Construction Company (Bellingham, Washington)
WWC Engineering (Helena, Montana)
Xylem Dewatering Solutions (Helena, Montana)

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research opportunities are available to students through a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation called "Research Experience for Undergraduates" (REU). The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students at major universities. Students typically stay on campus at the sponsoring university throughout the summer and receive a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.

Recent REU projects undertaken by Carroll students include the study of structures at the University of Washington, optics and lasers at Colorado State University, robotics and artificial intelligence at University of Oklahoma, and aerospace at the University of Minnesota.

Students also have the opportunity to present and discuss their research at Carroll's annual Student Undergraduate Research Festival, SURF.