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What we are looking for

SCS Engineers is looking for a summer 2024 intern for our Santa Maria office. SCS’s goal is to provide a student intern with valuable technical and engineering business experience through our diverse range of projects for the clients we serve. Also, we believe this opportunity provides a student intern the ability to explore the beginnings of their own career path. As an intern, you may work with us on field sampling for odors, olfactometry, land use permitting, air quality monitoring, and report writing for governing agencies. You will work 40 hours per week typically. The paid internship will start in May/June 2024 and end in August/September 2024. Your exact start and end date will be determined to fit with your school schedule. You will be based in the Santa Maria office and will be in the office out in the field 5 days/week.

How you can make an impact as an Intern

You contribute to our projects by assisting SCS project teams with the following tasks:

  • Construction observation and documentation
  • On-site sample collection of various compounds
  • Laboratory data management and review
  • Field Sampling for Odors
  • Operations and Maintenance of Ambient Air Analyzers
  • Reporting and calculation preparation
  • CAD drafting
  • Being an Odor Panelist
  • GIS mapping


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering or Science and graduating by June 2026 required
  • Must be willing to live in the Santa Maria area for Summer 2024 (housing allowance will not be provided)
  • Solid technical and computer skills (Excel experience required, GIS preferred but not necessary)
  • Valid driver’s license with a driving record in good standing required
  • Ability to travel overnight for work outside of the SCS office required

Pay for this role is between $20-$22/hour depending on your experience.

Whether it’s reducing methane emissions at agricultural facilities and landfills, repurposing contaminated properties, producing alternative energy, or sequestering carbon, we’ve been focused on finding smart climate solutions and improving the natural environment since our inception over 50 years ago. Join our 100% employee-owned firm and start creating your own legacy.

SCS Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). SCS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status.

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