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AECOM Alaska continues its annual summer internship program


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (July 28, 2015) — AECOM’s design and consulting services operation in its Anchorage, Alaska, office is continuing its summer internship program by welcoming six new and two returning students.

Building upon its previous success, the program expanded to include additional internships sponsored by client Exxon Mobil for the Alaska liquid natural gas (LNG) project.

One of the various objectives of the internship program is to provide substantive employment and cross-cultural learning opportunities for Alaska Native students.

The responsibilities of the interns range from field logistics and project controls, stakeholder engagement, health and safety support, geographic information system (GIS) work, oral history interviewing, environmental impact statement (EIS) development, and marketing. In addition, the company has developed an educational component that includes presentations by the interns.

The 2015 Alaska interns include:

Lauren Newton, cost/schedule intern. Newton is a mechanical engineering student at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. As a cost/schedule intern, she coordinates work within the project controls group and provides daily administrative and program support.

Jessica Anderson, field cost logistics support intern. Anderson is a construction management student at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. As a field cost logistics support intern, she is based in Fairbanks and coordinates work within the project controls group as well as provides daily administrative and program support.

Dakota Huntington, health and safety support intern. Huntington is a mechanical engineering student at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. As a health and safety support intern, she provides support to the health, safety and environment (HSE) team and the HSE project coordinator in maintaining the project’s health and safety programs.

Joshua Vo, stakeholder engagement support intern. Vo is a business management student at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. As a stakeholder engagement support Intern, he provides support to the stakeholder engagement team. 

Anthony Crouts, marketing intern. Crouts is a marketing and management student at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. He works directly with the marketing group. Among his duties and responsibilities as the marketing intern, Crouts coordinates media-outreach efforts in Alaska office. He also provides support for various proposal efforts.

Abigayle Fisher, planning group intern. Fisher is a natural science student at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She had the opportunity to join a wetlands field crew, which allowed her to spend much of her summer in the field using plant identification and soil classification to assist others with wetlands determination. While in the office, she helps with technical edits and manages cooperating agency comments to the Donlin EIS.

Tore Banta, GIS intern. Banta is an incoming junior computer science major at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.. As the geographic information systems intern, he works closely with the GIS team on the Alaska  LNG project, in addition to supporting other projects with the use of GIS.

Mercedes Thomas, Donlin EIS intern. Thomas is about to start her first year at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the paramedic academy program. Her current duties at AECOM are focused on stakeholder outreach and oral history interviewing.


AECOM’s team in Alaska comprises nearly 200 dedicated engineers, constructors, scientists, planners, and support staff located in offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Prudhoe Bay. AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2015. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.


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