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Intern - Mechanical Engineering *Summer 2023*

Duluth, Minnesota

If you are an undergraduate pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on mechanical system design, then we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team this coming summer in Duluth, MN!

As a member of our team, you will work alongside a multi-disciplined team of engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical, and structural) and architectural professionals and become engaged in a variety of active mechanical design projects within the industrial, government, education, mining, and freight rail sectors. Our goal will be to expose you to the various stages of a project life cycle from conception through construction so you have a better understanding of the work we do, how we do it, and more importantly, what it would be like to be an engineering consultant. 

Throughout your internship, you will have the opportunity to assist with the preparation of studies, design specifications, and detailed drawings along with the creation of process flow diagrams, piping and instrument diagrams, and equipment arrangement drawings. On occasion, you may also assist with preliminary site / conditions assessments or construction administration responsibilities.

The ideal candidate would be available to work 40 hours per week with occasional overtime throughout the summer of 2023 from mid-May through mid-August. This position would primarily work from our office in Duluth, MN; however, there may be instances in which this position would be provided with flexible / hybrid work arrangements. 

***Out-of-state students are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for housing assistance.*** 

Note: To be considered for this opportunity and to perform the assigned responsibilities, candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and must be able to complete and pass any background, security, and drug test requests required by TKDA, clients, and state and/or federal agencies.

Required Qualifications.  

  • Undergraduate pursuing an accredited bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Prior experience, previous coursework, or strong interest in designing a variety of building and/or industrial mechanical systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Previous experience or formal training with AutoCAD and Revit MEP or similar 3D design software.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills; Ability to ask questions, engage in discussions with team members, and assist with technical report and specification preparation.
  • Ability to travel locally as needed for project assignments, team meetings, site visits, etc.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record.

Preferred Qualifications. 

  • General understanding of drafting techniques and construction plan development practices.
  • Previous experience or training with AutoCAD, Revit MEP, or similar 3D design software.
  • Previous experience or coursework related to pipe stress analysis.

Click the link below to learn more about the TKDA Internship Experience: 

If you are looking for a hands-on internship opportunity where you can apply your knowledge to challenges outside the pages of your textbook, then apply on-line today to join our team! 


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