Internships and Careers at Black & Veatch


You have the talent, passion and work ethic to shape your future with a world-class company. You want an “insider” opportunity to work on assignments that are making a difference for people and in communities around the world. Look no further than Black & Veatch.

Join our internship program to get a head start on your career with hands-on, meaningful work that builds skills, confidence and professional networks. Our unparalleled training and entrepreneurial environments are launching pads for great ideas. We want to hear your voice while we provide the timely, constructive coaching and feedback you need to become a leader in your field.

Apply or Join our Talent Network today!


Career Fairs and Expos

Black & Veatch schedules career events on campuses across the United States. Please check the career fairs and expos schedule for dates and times. You may also check with your college faculty of the Engineering or Technology Department and Career Services to learn more about other events and when we will be on your campus. If your campus is not listed, please apply online for consideration.


  • Chemical

    You will work with conceptual studies and detailed design. Work products include process simulation, PFDs, P&IDs, equipment data sheets, and instrumentation and controls. Fields include water, wastewater, gas processing, liquefied natural gas, sulfur recovery, gasification and other chemical processes.

  • Civil/Structural/Environmental/Geotechnical

    You will have opportunities in the areas of energy, water and telecommunications. You may participate in high-quality studies and designs for water pipeline rehabilitation, hydraulic structures, storm water management, water resources planning and wastewater treatment facilities. You may also work on electrical substations, power distribution, nuclear plants, and telecommunication towers/facilities. Tasks may include preparation of calculations, research and development of recommendations; production of studies and analyses; and preparation of drawings and specifications for preliminary and detailed designs. Other opportunities include structural analysis, surveying, hydraulic modeling, storm water management and permitting analysis.

  • Construction

    You will be involved in a wide variety of work that includes field assignments in construction management, estimating, project controls, quality control and material receiving. You may also gain experience in field engineering contract management and commissioning. As a Project Controls associate, you will work in areas such as scheduling, quantity take-offs, cash flow analysis, cost forecasting, productivity analysis and change management.

  • Engineering Technology

    With your degree in Engineering Technology or Drafting/Design, you will have the opportunity to work in the areas of piping design, plant equipment layout, stress analysis and control systems design. You may also be involved with HVAC, plumbing, pressure vessel design, structural design and process schematic design. Black & Veatch leverages the latest computer-aided design technologies from major vendors.

  • Electrical

    You will be involved in the design of power systems at all voltage levels, as well as the design of instrumentation and control systems. You may also gain experience in auxiliary power system design, site assessments, system studies, coordination studies and load flow analysis. You’ll also work in cybersecurity, construction management and factory and site witness testing. Exciting career opportunities are available on projects such as power plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, petrochemical plants, mining, oil and gas and substation automation. Black & Veatch is also involved with mission critical facilities, locks and dams, transmission and distribution systems, telecommunication towers and facilities, and sustainable technologies.

  • Mechanical

    You will prepare calculations, conduct research, make recommendations, review detailed drawings and prepare drawings for drafting. You’ll work with remote monitoring and diagnostics, plant performance auditing/testing and performance software tools. You could be assigned to plant optimization and equipment sizing/specifications, while working with hydroelectric, electromechanical, pumps, HVAC and plumbing. Other work could include process piping design, piping stress, rotating equipment, instrumentation and controls, fluid dynamics or fire protection.

  • Corporate Services

    These career opportunities could include accounting, IT, HR, marketing, administrative and legal. We need professionals in all parts of the globe that can help support our business lines. As a professional in our corporate services group, you’ll work with the latest in office technology and mobility. Together, we create outcomes for our clients that result in consistent repeat business

EDGE Program

The EDGE (Experience, Develop, Guide, Excel) program provides a unique combination of rotational job experiences, structured training curriculum and direct access to business leaders to early-career professionals. The program is intended to accelerate career progression and broaden the development of participants in order to have a successful career at Black & Veatch.

Who can participate in EDGE?

  • Graduates with a Bachelors (or more advanced degree)
  • Have less than 2 years relevant professional experience
  • Open to performing various functions and relocating as needed over the next 3-4 years  
  • Willingness to relocate and move between business units
  • Additional criteria for selection will be based on interview responses that demonstrate ability for success, and awareness of the importance of continual development and growth 

The benefits of joining EDGE:

  • Networking with senior leaders across the company
  • Exploring a wide variety of career paths and options across all business units
  • Diversifying skillsets and identifying the enjoyable types of work
  • Formalized training curriculum

Internship Benefits

We have one of the best internship programs in the industry, offering competitive compensation programs for interns, flexible work schedules, as well as paid holidays and formalized mentorship programs.

Most importantly, we know that interns find extreme value through “real work” experience. You’ll be involved with billable work and client-facing situations. There are opportunities for field assignments, including global project work. Our professionals believe in a collaborative work environment, skills sharing and teamwork.

On the social side, we have organized events that bring our interns together for fellowship and experience sharing. There are plenty of educational events to attend, as well as personal development opportunities.

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