Students and Scholarships

A Classroom Like No Other

As you explore a profes­sional path, you want to make the most of those first steps. At CDM Smith, we offer a coveted learning environment that goes beyond the classroom with unique, real-world experiences. Whether you’re in the field working on world-class projects, using next-gen technology, or collab­o­rat­ing with colleagues in the office, you’ll do it in an environment where you can grow your expertise and discover your aspirations. We also offer a highly esteemed scholarship program that provides unmatched assistance to college students pursuing an eligible STEM degree. All stages in your career are learning experiences and we are committed to helping you excel each step of the way.  
Scholarship Scholarship
Learn with us!
Check out our internship and co-op opportunities and apply.

Co-ops and Interns Can Rise to the Top!

Kevin Riley, Unit President

Kevin reflects on the welcoming environment and great team relationships he formed as a co-op and the bright future of CDM Smith.

Nicole Summa, Sr. Project Manager

Nicole pays tribute to the mentorship opportunities she encountered as a co-op that shaped her career experience at CDM Smith.

Tim Wall, Chairman & CEO

Tim recounts the supportive and aspirational environment that made his co-op experience at CDM Smtih unique and propelled his career forward.

Intern and Co-op Program

We seek the best profes­sion­als in the industry, at every stage of their career journeys. Interns and co-ops join us at various levels of education, including students working toward their bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. These oppor­tu­ni­ties are not just jobs; they are hands on learning experiences. Experiences designed to prepare you for the fulfilling career ahead of you by applying the knowledge you have gained in the classroom to real, practical situations. You will work alongside top industry profes­sion­als on ground-breaking projects, all while building a strong network of your peers and colleagues. Take the first step toward building your career and apply today.

Megha Sawhney Megha Sawhney
An Intern's Impact
During her internship, Megha Sawhney helped raise more than $6,000 for JerseySTEM through sales of her t-shirt design.

Interns in Action

There is a lot going on at a construc­tion site. I learned commu­ni­ca­tion is vital to the success of a team.
Davis Construc­tion Intern, University of Florida
There is a lot going on at a construc­tion site. I learned commu­ni­ca­tion is vital to the success of a team.
Davis Construc­tion Intern, University of Florida
I really enjoy the collab­o­ra­tive nature of working at CDM Smith! I get to talk to experts from all over the country who are all willing to help.
Alina Environmental Engineering Intern, University of Florida
I really enjoy the collab­o­ra­tive nature of working at CDM Smith! I get to talk to experts from all over the country who are all willing to help.
Alina Environmental Engineering Intern, University of Florida
What I've enjoyed most was the abundance of knowledgeable people afforded by the magnitude of this project. I'm beyond grateful to be a part of a project that will benefit the city I live in.
Luis Construc­tion Intern, University of Houston
What I've enjoyed most was the abundance of knowledgeable people afforded by the magnitude of this project. I'm beyond grateful to be a part of a project that will benefit the city I live in.
Luis Construc­tion Intern, University of Houston
It's a very rare experience to work on a project of such grand scale and a privilege to work at a firm that can provide such oppor­tu­ni­ties.
Sam Civil Engineering Intern, UCLA
It's a very rare experience to work on a project of such grand scale and a privilege to work at a firm that can provide such oppor­tu­ni­ties.
Sam Civil Engineering Intern, UCLA

Scholarship Program

To inspire the next generation of industry innovators, CDM Smith has established a scholarship program in partnership with Scholarship America to assist college students pursuing an eligible STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program on focused majors.

Our 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2022 scholarship winners! We can't wait to see what the future holds for these aspiring STEM professionals!  

Eligibility and Details

Every Year, CDM Smith awards eight schol­ar­ships in the amount of $5,000 each. In addition to merit based awards, the following diversity categories are recognized:

  • Diversity: CDM Smith offers two awards to promote diversity within the STEM field for histor­i­cally margin­al­ized communities and women.

  • Economic: CDM Smith offers two awards for individuals facing hardships that might impact their STEM education. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Enrolled in or entering an eligible STEM under­grad­u­ate or graduate program (engineering programs must be ABET Accredited) with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). 
Please come back for our next Scholarship Application in March 2023!
E2F Scholarship 
https://www.engineeringmastersfunding.org/
CDM Smith is a proud partner of E2F: Environmental Engineers of the Future. Receive up to $10,000 towards your master's degree in environmental engineering.
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Com­mit­ment to Equal Em­ploy­ment Op­por­tu­nity and Af­firma­tive Ac­tion
CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consid­er­a­tion for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other char­ac­ter­is­tics protected by applicable law.

If you should require a reasonable accom­mo­da­tion to complete any part of the application process, please contact our Human Resources Department by phone at +1.​617.​452.​6000 and ask to speak with the Employee Relations Manager, or complete the Request for Reasonable Accom­mo­da­tion form. For additional information, please read Equal Em­ploy­ment is the Law and the Equal Employment is the Law Supplement (PDF).

CDM Smith partic­i­pates in the E-Verify employment autho­riza­tion program. Please review our E-Ver­ify par­tic­i­pa­tion no­tice and the Right to Work no­tice [Span­ish].