Job Overview


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:Click here for more information on Pathways program participants.

Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program. 

The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in the Department of Army and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed.  

The Department of the Army Pathways Interns may be converted to a permanent position within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Interns must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
  • Complete their degree or certificate requirements
  • Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted
  • Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement, and;
  • Perform their job successfully as documented through performance evaluations and/or completion of an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

To learn more about the Pathways Internship Program, please visit: .

The Walla Walla District US Army Corps of Engineers is comprised of motivated and talented employees providing the very best engineering services for communities in the Pacific Northwest. The District's civil works' boundaries generally follow the Snake River drainage basin and includes approximately 107,000 square miles in six states - Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Utah.  A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officer commands the District's professional civilian workforce of more than 800 personnel in engineering, scientist, technician, trade/craft, and administrative support staff positions. The District helps manage local water resources for navigation, flood damage reduction, disaster assistance, hydroelectric power generation, and other natural and heritage areas.

Work Schedule: Full-time during the summer and Part-time while classes are in session. (Flexible hours and days depending on the student's academic schedule.)

Who May Apply:

Department of the Army Internship Program Eligibles 

Positions are open to:

  • U.S. Citizens who are current students in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate
  • Students must reside and/or attend school within the local commuting area of Walla Walla, Washington.
  • Students must be pursuing a degree directly-related to the duties of the position. Degree programs directly-related to this internship are Civil Engineering or Engineering Technology.


This position is part of the District's Pathways Student Internship Program.  This program integrates professional on-the-job training with pertinent education in civil engineering or engineering technology.

  • Receive formal on-the-job instructions designed to familiarize incumbents with the functions and operation of the program and work responsibility.
  • Perform survey projects.
  • Perform recording assignments on land surveys.
  • Maintain surveying and sounding equipment.
  • Assist with maintenance and upkeep of survey equipment.