TriMet is Seeking High School Seniors For Paid Internships in Engineering or Architecture
Build your career network and gain real world experience on a major construction project
The Skanner News
April 06, 2011Calling all high school seniors planning to major in engineering or industrial architecture. TriMet is offering up to seven students paid internships with TriMet’s Milawaukie light rail project.
The internships offer career-minded seniors the opportunity to gain real world experience on a large project and at the same time to meet working engineers and architects at major engineering and architectural firms.
Interns must be willing to stay in Portland for the coming year in order to work on the project, with hours to be arranged depending on the student’s schedule.
“They will get a chance to see how the development of the light rail comes together,” said Bruce Watts, director of diversity and transit equity at TriMet . “They’ll get a chance to see how the light rail development comes together,” Watts said. “This is a real opportunity – not only to learn—but to get paid while you learn. And you get to make those connections with professionals working in your chosen field.”
Pay will be between $12-$14 hour, Watts said. TriMet might consider juniors who have completed all requirements for graduation. Interested students should call Kimberly Sutton at 503-962-2808