Olsson Associates is a successful engineering and design firm that has been creating public and private projects throughout the United States since 1956. We offer comprehensive design and consulting services in water/wastewater, water resources, land development, landscape architecture, urban planning, environmental resources and compliance, transportation, technology, municipal, geotechnical, and mechanical and electrical.
We have expertise and experience in many different areas, but our mission is simple: to help make the communities we touch healthier, safer, and more prosperous, while sustaining the environmental health of our planet for future generations. Our work almost always involves land, water, air, and life, and working with these essential resources means that we take our responsibilities very seriously.
For more Information on Olsson Associates' Internship Program, please contact:
Regan Isaacs via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (405) 242-6630
Caleb Riemer via email at email@example.com or phone (405) 242-6613
2018 SUMMER INTERN(S)
Oklahoma State University - Class of 2020
Civil Engineering major
Over the course of the summer, I was able to work on projects ranging from Oklahoma all the way to the Southern border with Mexico. At the beginning of the summer, I worked alongside the environmental and site civil teams completing small projects across Oklahoma. These included site projects for school additions and environmental research for future planned developments. In the second half of the summer, I switched teams and began working with the bridge team. I worked on a service plaza outside Chandler and was able to experience many aspects of the project. First, I completed quantities calculations for the road team and then was able to work on superstructure calculations for the bridge team. I drafted sheets with Microstation and CAD for the summer. The last project I had the opportunity to assist with was a border wall project on the Rio Grande. It was the first time I encountered government work and had to collaborate with another company outside Olsson.
Oklahoma State University - Class of 2019
Civil Engineering major
I worked as a Road and Bridge Intern during the summer of 2018. Working at Olsson was an incredible experience because I got to use the skills and technical knowledge that I have been learning in college in a real-world setting. I also learned a lot about the engineering and design industry that I do not get to learn about in school. As a Road and Bridge Intern, I worked closely with bridge and transportation engineers, and aided them with whatever they needed. One of the most important technical skills that I learned this past summer was how to use ODOT Microstation. Going into my internship, the only drafting program I knew how to operate was AutoCAD, so it was neat to learn a new program. During my time at Olsson, I worked on several projects; however, I mainly focused on the Chandler Service Plaza proposal project. On this project, I helped the bridge engineers design a bridge deck reinforcing for the Service Plaza. I also helped the bridge team prepare and draw the bridge details on AutoCAD Civil 3D and Microstation for the 90% project proposal. One of my favorite parts about working at Olsson was getting to spend a week at the Geotechnical Laboratory. At the lab, I got to run Proctor tests, Atterberg Limits tests, and sieve analyses on different soils. I also aided Daniel Ferrufino with making core logs for the different soil samples. Overall, I had an amazing experience at Olsson. Everyone was extremely nice and helpful, and they gave me plenty of work to do. I looked forward to getting up and going to work every day, and I am extremely grateful for the experience.