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SidePlate is committed to helping the next generation of engineers, developers, technical marketing and sales professionals develop their careers. We actively support educational activities in west coast universities and actively recruit interns from those schools. To learn more about internship opportunities at SidePlate, visit with us at your schools recruiting events or stay tuned to our Career Opportunities page for internship opportunities. We typically start evaluating our internship needs and interviewing students in the late winter.



Design Engineer Intern

Mission Viejo, CA

As a Design Engineer Intern, you will learn lateral frame design and analysis from the best lateral system designers in the business, and be involved in all phases of a structure’s creation, from initial layout to topping out. You will assist other engineers with steel shop drawing review and lateral frame design using a whole range of structural modeling packages including RAM, ETABS, SAP, RISA, and others. You will have the opportunity to learn various codes such as the 2012 IBC & 2013 CBC building codes, the AWS Structural Welding Code, and the AISC Manual of Steel Construction. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to optimize lateral frames using steel moment frames, shear walls, and braced frames.