Student Intern - Summer 2018 - Honolulu
Honolulu, HI US
Posted 1 day ago
Job/Internship Description

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) is a global firm of engineers, architects, and materials scientists committed to helping solve, repair, and avoid problems in the built world. Since 1956, our applied experience from more than 125,000 projects and our state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities have made WJE a leader in providing innovative yet practical solutions to the clients we serve.

The WJE Honolulu office is seeking candidates who are current students for summer internship opportunities for 2018.


  • Ideal candidates will be in their senior year of a Bachelor's or are in between years of a master's program in schools of Architecture or Engineering (Civil and Environmental), Building Engineering (Science), and Building Construction and Technology. Must have at least a 3.0 out of 4.0 overall GPA.
  • Stand-out candidates are also seeking minors or certificates in interdisciplinary programs that integrate education in fields related to building performance, such as construction management, sustainability, and mechanical systems.
  • A strong interest in supporting and working with a professional staff that focuses on evaluating and designing repairs for problems that occur in the built world.
  • Candidates should be available to work a minimum of 40 hours a week.
  • Additionally, qualified candidates will demonstrate strong leadership skills, integrity, excellent oral and written communication skills, drafting proficiency, curiosity, and enthusiasm.
  • Relevant work experience desirable but not required.

Advantages to Participants:

  • Application of classroom training to real world challenges.
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from talented professionals, the best in the business.
  • Gain a competitive edge towards regular, full-time employment upon graduation.
  • Challenging and stimulating work assignments.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Overtime pay at time-and-one-half for hours worked beyond a 40-hour week.
  • Paid holidays during assignment period.

Key Competencies:

  • Energy and Enthusiasm - Consistently maintains high levels of activity and productivity
  • Attention to Detail - Careful and quality oriented
  • Communication - Clearly conveys information, excellent writing skills
  • Assumes Responsibility - Self-starter, willing to interact as a team player, and take independent initiative. Works proactively in solving problems and takes action beyond normal responsibilities
  • Interest in WJE work - Has traditional structural / architectural engineering training and skills combined with a passion for solving problems with the built environment, including both new and existing structures

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires visual acuity and listening ability. Individuals must have the dexterity to be able to operate office and field equipment such as computer, printer, copier, telephone, voice mail system, and other office and field equipment. Requirements may also include:

  • Ability to attend meetings at various office, field and construction sites
  • Ability to perform inspections of buildings and other structures, both visually and with instruments
  • Ability to lift and carry materials and equipment up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to perform work in the temperature extremes presented by work in the outdoors
  • Ability to read construction drawings, diagrams, printed materials and computer screens
  • Ability to record data clearly and write passages for reports, letters, etc.
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to safely work at heights
  • Ability to safely use and/or operate ladders, scaffolds, lifts and other access equipment
  • Ability to understand and appreciate safety training specific to numerous workplace and construction hazards
  • Ability to safely work in a variety of occupationally hazardous locations
  • Medically fit to utilize respiratory protection devices and other forms of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ability to drive and safely operate a motor vehicle

WJE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply including individuals with disabilities, minorities, women, and protected veterans (VEVRAA federal contractor).

WJE will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Fair Chance Ordinances.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.



Problem Solving
Some Knowledge
Microsoft Office Suite
Some Knowledge


Team Player Works well as a member of a group

Enthusiastic Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Detail Oriented Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Dedicated Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



Self-Starter Inspired to perform without outside help

Goal Completion Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks



Bachelors or better in Architecture or related field.

Bachelors or better in Building Construct Tech.

Bachelors or better in Building Science.

Bachelors or better in Civil Environmental Eng.



Less than 1 year: Industry internships & other work experience

WJE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
Required Student Status
Preferred Majors
 This company is a Federal Contractor
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