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 and meaningful 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.  
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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 impactful 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.

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An Intern's Impact
During her internship, Audrey Parrill helped raise more than $6,000 for the Appalachian Mountain Club 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

CDM Smith Scholarship Program

To inspire the next generation of industry innovators, CDM Smith offers schol­ar­ships in partnership with Scholarship America to assist college students pursuing an eligible STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degree as well as students in eligible under­grad­u­ate programs at accredited two-year colleges or vocational-technical schools. CDM Smith also partners with Envi­ron­men­tal Engineers of the Future (E2F) to offer schol­ar­ships for individuals pursuing master's degrees in envi­ron­men­tal engineering. 

Vocational-Technical Schol­ar­ships
Two $5,000 schol­ar­ships awarded annually. Recipients are selected on the basis of leadership, community involvement, work experience, career goals, unusual personal/family circum­stances and/or faculty recom­men­da­tions. 

  • Eligibility Criteria: Enrolled in or entering an eligible under­grad­u­ate program in Electrical, Automation, Instru­men­ta­tion and Controls, Cyber­se­cu­rity or related major with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). Must reside or attend school in California, Colorado, Florida or Texas. 

STEM Schol­ar­ships
Eight $7,500 schol­ar­ships awarded annually. Four Merit based awards, two Diversity awards (members of histor­i­cally margin­al­ized communities and women) and two Economic awards (individuals facing hardships that might impact their STEM education) are offered. 

  • 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). 

E2F Schol­ar­ships
Up to $10,000 may be awarded to students pursuing a master's degree in envi­ron­men­tal engineering. Selection criteria include GPA, related coursework, work experience and other qual­i­fi­ca­tions. 

  • Eligibility Criteria: Completed an under­grad­u­ate, ABET-accredited engineering program, enrolled in or entering a master's of science degree program at an E2F approved university (online programs not eligible), committed to taking identified core and elective courses and committed to working for an E2F sponsor company for a minimum of two years following graduation. 

 

Now accepting Vocational-Technical Scholarship appli­cations!
https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/cdmconstructors/
Deadline to apply is March 7, 2024.
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Please come back for our next STEM Scholarship application period in March 2024!
Please come back for the next E2F Scholarship application period in October 2024.
https://www.engineeringmastersfunding.org/
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Our 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Congrat­u­la­tions to our 2023 STEM and Vocational-Technical scholarship winners! We can't wait to see what the future holds for these aspiring minds!  

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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].