Summer Internship: Structural Engineering—Building Systems Group

The Rutherford + Chekene (R+C) Building Systems Group (BSG) was formed more than 30 years ago as our in-house studio dedicated to tenant improvements, complex remodels, and seismic bracing of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) distribution systems particularly in healthcare, high-tech, higher education, and laboratory settings. Our collaborative, integrative approach across multiple disciplines has garnered the respect of owners, architects, MEP engineers, and contractors alike.

This internship offers an opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced structural engineers in the Bay Area and to be a part of a dynamic team. We are seeking students interested in structural engineering who have already obtained their bachelor’s degree in civil or architectural engineering, and who will be entering or continuing in a related master’s degree program in the fall. This internship program is well-suited for students who would like to be considered for career employment with R+C after their graduate studies are completed.

“I have always wanted to give back to my community and work on projects I felt were meaningful to me, and I found that with R+C. ”

— Previous R+C Building Systems Group Intern


Interns gain experience in analysis, design, and construction administration and are exposed to a wide variety of engineering tasks. They work under the guidance of senior engineers and with other interns. The intern program includes mentoring, educational seminars, construction site visits, and company social events. This paid intern program lasts for 8-10 weeks between June and September; exact dates are flexible.


Our ideal candidate will bring the energy and enthusiasm needed to be part of our fast-paced geotechnicalteam environment, as well as the following desired qualifications:

  • Enrolled in Master’s Program in Geotechnical Engineering or Geosystems Engineering
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Course work in soil mechanics, engineering geology, and foundation engineering
  • Basic knowledge of software such as AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proof of COVID vaccination to attend in-person meetings or jobsites



Students should submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and the names and contact information of two engineering professor references no later than March 15, 2024. The subject line of the email should read: BSG Internship [Candidate Name].

Please submit applications to:

Ms. Angela Weng, SE

R+C is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our clients ask for proof of COVID vaccination to attend in person meetings or jobsites, as such our ideal candidate will be able to meet this requirement.