IEA Aspire
Summer Internship Program

IEA Aspire is our Summer Internship Program established in 2022 to develop and grow great engineering talent. During the summer of 2022, our Aspire Interns set SMART goals for their internship geared towards the projects and tasks the Intern was assigned to.

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Program details

Program History/Purpose

The IEA Aspire program is designed to bring interns and IEA projects together in a collaborative environment to encourage professional growth.

Program Length

Applications are open year-round to apply to our Summer Internships. The program typically starts after Spring Semester finals and goes through early August. We offer the flexibility for our interns to work directly with their supervising engineer to finalize the dates.

Program Requirements

While no minimum GPA and class requirements exist, we do evaluate based on merit. Be sure to highlight the skills that make you the best fit for an IEA internship.

Types of Internships Offered

IEA is offering internships in our Transportation (Roadway, Drainage, and Structural), Aviation, and Municipal teams for Summer 2024.


(Limited spots available)

Experience You Will Gain

IEA Aspire interns have the opportunity to:

  • Gain real world experience on active IEA projects with a variety of clients.
  • Engage with Project Managers, Engineers, and EITs in a TEAM atmosphere.
  • Gain experience in setting and achieving professional SMART goals and personal objectives.
  • Design a portion of an active IEA Project.
  • Visit Construction Sites.
  • Network with fellow engineers
  • Prepare yourself for your career.
  • Experience the IEA culture firsthand to see what makes us different.

Hear from Our Interns

“Everything we’ve done so far has, in on way or the other, helped me make the connection between what I’ve learned in college and what is done in a professional setting. It’s not just designing and calculating; it’s also about effectively communicating and working with a team.”


(2023 Roadway Intern)

“IEA Aspire means learning project hands-on experience with the guidance of experienced professionals!”


(2023 Drainage Intern)

“I feel like I've learned so much within the first month and got to be in a very diverse environment with so many different backgrounds. I'm already contributing to projects that are going to impact the world”


(2023 Roadway Intern)

“I was more than satisfied with the opportunity and curriculum given. I was given a lot of training and work that truly highlighted the engineering process and what is happening. I wanted to learn more about engineering consulting process a bit more, but everything was covered during this internship.”


(2023 Bridge Intern)

What we’ve done

IEA Aspire interns are invited to participate in all of IEA’s events and activities, including activities specifically designed to support networking between interns and senior staff.

These events include:

  • IEA Achieve – End of Summer Networking Event
  • Technical Topics / Trainings
  • Company Events hosted by each offices Event Committees