Launch Your Engineering Career with GHA's Internship Program

Are you ready to kickstart your career in the engineering industry? Join our comprehensive internship program and gain valuable hands-on training, working closely with experienced project managers and dedicated engineers. You’ll have the opportunity to unleash your passion for engineering by contributing to a wide range of impactful projects, making a real difference in the engineering industry today.

Internship opportunities are available within each division at GHA. If you’re interested in one of the disciplines listed below, we have a spot for you!

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

As an intern at GHA, you’ll have the chance to experience various disciplines, including engineering design, AutoCAD drafting, construction observation, GIS, stormwater management and surveying. Our goal is to provide you with a well-rounded understanding of the industry by exposing you to real-world projects and allowing you the flexibility to explore and decide which discipline resonates most with you.

PROFESSIONAL MENTORING

GHA understands the importance of mentorship in shaping your professional growth. Our engineers provide valuable insights, share their industry knowledge, and offer guidance to help you develop the skills and confidence needed to excel in your career. With their support, you’ll gain the valuable knowledge and expertise necessary to thrive in the engineering industry.

NETWORKING AND ENGAGEMENT

We understand the significance of networking and fostering strong connections in today’s professional world. Our interns have the valuable opportunity to experience the power of building meaningful relationships. Throughout the summer, GHA hosts events designed to create lasting memories and provide valuable networking opportunities. Experience exciting activities such as Chicago Dogs Baseball games, Wiffle Ball Tournaments, potlucks and intern get-togethers. These events offer a chance to connect with fellow interns, engage with our team and expand your professional network.

GHA Chicago Dogs Game
Cesar Aguirre, Civil Engineer, Water Resources Division

“Starting as an intern at GHA, I got a comprehensive introduction to the advantages of a full-time engineering role with the firm. Now, in my full-time position, I continue to benefit from the technical training and exposure to challenging projects that GHA offers, ensuring the growth of my engineering expertise.”

-Cesar Aguirre, Civil Engineer

RECOGNITION AND CELEBRATION

Throughout your internship at GHA, we believe in acknowledging and celebrating your growth and achievements. As the summer comes to a close, you’ll have the chance to showcase your learnings and experiences through a short presentation. The top three presentations will be selected to present to the entire GHA staff, followed by a special luncheon where we’ll celebrate your achievements and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

Summer Intern Presentations

EXAM PREPARATION

In addition to gaining practical experience, we offer in-house classes throughout the summer to help you develop the skills needed to excel in your engineering exams. Our classes cover construction, surveying, GIS, EOPC, CAD, and more. This year, we are excited to introduce a new class hosted by Cesar Aguirre, a former intern who is now a successful full-time engineer. Now, as a valued member of our team, he shares his expertise and experience to help you prepare for your engineering exams.

DIVERSE PROJECT EXPERIENCES

While interning at GHA, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the dynamic world of civil engineering, working on prestigious sites like the Chicago Botanic Garden, Lake Forest College, Glenview Park Golf Club, Glenbrook Hospital, and other notable locations. GHA takes pride in offering a wide range of projects to our interns, providing valuable learning experiences that contribute to their professional growth and development.

OUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM STARTS WITH INTERNSHIPS

VALUING YOUR TIME AND COMMITMENT

At GHA, we believe in recognizing the value of your time and commitment. Our internship program provides competitive pay, ensuring that you feel supported and valued as you contribute to our projects and gain practical experience. The program runs from late-May to mid-August, with interns working Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week. We understand the importance of work-life balance, and interns are encouraged to take vacations and time off as needed to recharge and make the most of their experience.

PATHWAY TO FULL-TIME POSITIONS

Recognizing talent and providing growth opportunities are fundamental aspects of our internship program at GHA. Many of our interns have successfully transitioned into full-time positions, becoming valuable employee-owners. At GHA, we are dedicated to fostering talent and offering a clear pathway for career development. Join us at GHA and pave the way for your engineering career. We are dedicated to providing the best learning opportunities, polishing your skills and fueling your passion for civil engineering.

Ready to take the first step? Apply now and embark on an exciting journey with GHA.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Hannah Domanski
HR Generalist
HDomanski@GHA-Engineers.com
224-352-2713