COMTO Internship for Minority Candidates


The Washington State Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) has a great new internship opportunity for minority candidates.

Please see the attached flyer (2018 CITY Flyer R5) and note below for more information. Any questions about this opportunity can be directed to Justin Clark, P.E. at



I’m reaching out to you all to let you know about an internship program for minority candidates through the Washington State Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). The vision of this organization is to improve minority participation in the transportation field by increasing the representation of minorities at all levels within agencies and firms, and also by helping to develop Small and Disadvantaged Businesses.

Currently, there are COMTO internship positions open at Sound Transit (ST), King County Metro, and WSP, the firm that I work for. Please pass this information out to any potential candidates you know within the CEE department. I would really appreciate you getting the word out so we can get some great candidates connected to this program and help make an impact in the effort to further diversify our field.

You can read more about the internship program here (or the attached document), as well as read about ST’s class of interns from last summer here.  If you have any questions or the potential candidates you pass this on to have questions, feel free to direct any questions to me. Thank you very much!

Justin Clark, P.E.
Senior Bridge Engineer

Coughlin Porter Lundeen Office Visit

Join SEAW UW in a visit to CPL’s offices on February 23th. This is a great opportunity to learn about the industry and about what to expect in a job as a structural engineer. This is also a good opportunity to expand your network and learn about the work environment in an office where you might work in the future. We will meet by the benches next to Stevens Way in Rainier Vista at 1 PM and then leave to CPL.

If you would like to come please RSVP for the event here.

Questions? Contact SEAW UW

  • Email:
  • Facebook: SEAW UW Student Chapter

Spring 2018: CET 583 Transportation Energy & Sustainability

This spring will be a special edition of CET 583: Transportation Energy & Sustainability. As part of the UW’s Livable City Year program, we will be working with the City of Tacoma and Tacoma Power to develop an infrastructure strategy for electric vehicles in Tacoma. This class is open to seniors.

We will still have the usual great content focused on understanding the technical potential and relevant policies for advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, new mobility services, and more. And as always, we welcome and value the contributions of students from a wide range of disciplines.

Questions? Contact Don MacKenzie

Position Announcement: Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering Recent Graduates – Seattle District Army Corps of Engineers

The Seattle District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking to complete multiple hiring actions for summer intern positions this year.

These announcements are for the Department of the Army’s Pathways Intern Program which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with opportunities to explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed.

These positions are full-time in the summer with an option to work part-time during the following school year. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. A summary of the intern program is available here.

Here are the links for the announcements:

Student Trainee (Engineering and Architecture)

This position is offered at the GS-4 level. To qualify for a Pathways Internship as a GS-04, students must have completed two full academic years of post-high school study or have an associate’s degree. Closing date Feb 27, 2018.

This announcement seeks up to five students in the areas of:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geology and Instrumentation
  • Geospatial Services

Student Trainee (Engineering and Architecture)

This position is offered at the GS-5 level. To qualify for a Pathways Internship as a GS-05, students must have completed 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree. Closing date March 1, 2018.

This announcement seeks applicants focused on Hydraulics and Hydrology.

Deadline Approaching! Apply by Feb 20 for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge!

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge: Deadline is February 20th to apply.

Maybe the idea came to you in the lab, in class, or on a hike. Whatever the source, the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge student competition is the place to use your skills to create innovative solutions to our pressing environmental problems. Bring your idea or capstone project to life. Form a team. Shape the future.

Open to students across all disciplines from colleges and universities throughout the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading