Administrative Intern

$14.24 - $20.04 hourly
  • City of Anaheim
  • Anaheim, CA, USA
  • Aug 30, 2021
Part Time Paid Intern Civil Engineering (general)

Internship Description

The City of Anaheim is seeking talented Civil Engineering Interns for the Public Works Department. This year-round internship is an excellent opportunity to gain meaningful Public Works engineering work experience.  Candidates must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate (Masters or PhD) level courses in an accredited college or university with major course work in the area of civil engineering, traffic engineering, transportation engineering, electrical engineering, construction management, or related degree.

Engineering Internship assignments are available in the Construction Services, Engineering Design Services,  Subdivision/Development Services, Traffic Engineering/Transportation Planning Services, , and Traffic Management Center.  

For more information about the various Public Works divisions, click on:

Engineering Internships

Construction Services manages contracts for the City’s capital construction projects to ensure compliance with the contract, plans, and specifications. Construction Services also performs surveys and inspection for all City capital improvement projects. The ideal college majors include Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, or Construction Management.    

Design Services is responsible for the overall planning and development of the City's arterial highways and the master planning and design of all arterial street, storm drain, and sewer improvements plans. The ideal college majors include Civil Engineering or Transportation Engineering. 

Subdivisions/Development Services provides development-related services for private sector development and development by other public agencies or public utilities. The ideal college majors include Civil Engineering or Construction Management. 

Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning performs professional and technical level engineering work including plan review, development review, contract administration, and field surveys. The ideal college majors include Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, or Traffic Engineering. 

Traffic Management Center operates and maintains traffic signals, signal timing and phasing, changeable message signs, closed-circuit television cameras, traffic fiber optic network and other intelligent traffic system devices for commuter traffic, construction activities and special events. The ideal college majors include Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Traffic Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. 


Essential Functions


The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
  • Perform a variety of entry-level administrative staff duties related to areas such as administrative regulations, policies, processes, procedures, systems, methods, reports, surveys, and forms, while learning the fundamental mission, structure, and operations associated with the assigned department.
  • Assist with traffic engineering studies such as field surveys, counts and delay studies.
  • Assist with signal timing and phasing, signal coordination plans and operate and maintain communications with field devices.
  • Participate in analytic studies by conducting routine research, identifying samples, and assembling and compiling data in well-defined areas related to systems, methods, reports, surveys, and forms.
  • Apply basic statistical and management analysis techniques or, with detailed instructions, advanced statistical and management techniques in analyzing data.
  • Assist in writing instructions, procedures, guides, and manuals to describe and improve administrative, technological, and operational methods and systems.
  • Research problems, discrepancies, and respond to routine inquiries related to the business, technological, and operational activities of the assigned department.
  • Effectively utilizes the capabilities and functions of standard office software applications such as data management, spreadsheet, and word processing in completing assigned projects.
  • Modify plans in MicroStation and/or AutoCAD.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, operational documents, and correspondence containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content related to business, technological, and operational activities subject to review and editing by higher-level staff members.
  • Assist the public and provide exceptional customer service in person, on the phone, and via written communication.
  • May assist in updating web site contents and making suggestions on information layout.
  • May perform a wide variety of para-professional, technical, and clerical tasks during peak workload periods or in the absence of assigned staff.
  • May conduct field work.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.




Candidates must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate (Masters or PhD) level courses in an accredited college or university with major course work in the area of civil engineering, traffic engineering, transportation engineering, electrical engineering, construction management, or related degree. 

Demonstrate knowledge of basic theory and principles of organization and management capabilities of standard computer systems, software, and hardware computer software such as word-processing, spreadsheet, database management, MicroStation, and/or AutoCAD, Synchro, C/C++, Photoshop, ArcGIS and desktop publishing. Basic methods and techniques of research and management analysis; elementary statistics; techniques of data collection; fact-finding methods and procedures; proper business English, punctuation, spelling, and grammatical usage; customer service techniques for public contact in person, on the phone, and in written; communications; recordkeeping procedures.

Possess the ability to gather pertinent facts and data, make thorough analyses, and arrive at sound conclusions; apply formulas in computing statistical measures; understand, interpret, and apply pertinent laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; effectively utilize standard office software and computer equipment in the performance of duties; provide technical assistance to others; work effectively and cooperatively with employees, and the public; make accurate observations and obtain objective information; learn and effectively utilize specialized computer software and systems related to assigned function; learn the policies, processes, and procedures related to assigned department; work independently and meet deadlines; multi-task and be detail oriented, well organized and a self-starter.

A valid driver's license is required by date of appointment.


Supplemental Information


This is a part-time position usually averaging 20 hours per week.  A minimum number of hours is not guaranteed.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for the first review of applications is on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 5:00PM.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early.  Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment.  This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date. 
The selection process may consist of a minimum of skills examination and oral interview.

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position.  Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration.  Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.  
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening).  The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.
Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application.  Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communications by any other method.

Equal Opportunity Employer