Internship Testimonials

“As an intern with Gomez and Sullivan, I enjoyed being able to contribute to projects that were directly affecting the environment all around the Northeast. I had known that I wanted to work in hydropower to combine the skills I was learning as an engineer with my background in biology, but I had no idea to the extent that this would be achieved. I had the opportunity to assist with a variety of aquatic field work, contribute to engineering and design tasks, and work on my technical writing skills by aiding with proposals and reports. In addition to the assortment of work I was able to experience, the support and guidance I received from everyone was truly irreplaceable.”

  • Ceira Dawson, University at Buffalo ’20

 

“My summer internship at Gomez and Sullivan was one of the most amazing experiences of my college career. I learned so much about the many different facets of civil engineering and environmental sciences that when I went back to school my classes were much easier. Everyone that works at GSE is extremely nice and willing to help with any problems that you might have. I am so thankful to have had my summer internship because it gave me a glimpse into what life is like in the real world. I also became close to all the employees and really enjoyed talking with everyone during lunchtime walks or even outside of work. Thank you GSE!”

  • Anna Glampman, University of New Hampshire ’20

 

“As an intern at Gomez and Sullivan, I was impressed by the interdisciplinary teamwork on each project, which made me feel connected and involved with the company. I was given a variety of challenging tasks to work on that developed both my technical writing and engineering skills, and could be immediately applied to my senior capstone project. It was exciting and rewarding to work on water resources jobs that had a real impact on New England and beyond.”

  • Tessa Artruc, University of New Hampshire ‘18

 

“When I started grad school, I wasn’t really sure specifically what I wanted to do. As an environmental engineering undergrad, I had taken some courses on various topics and was starting to lean towards water resources, but I didn’t know what kind of opportunities were available to a water resources engineer or what kind of work one could expect. My internship experience at Gomez and Sullivan Engineers convinced me that I wanted to become a water resources engineer. As an intern, I got to help out with a number of different projects (everything from using CAD and GIS to participating in a shad spawning survey in the field) and learned about the variety of work the engineers at Gomez and Sullivan do. In addition, I got to know a bunch of great people at the company who helped guide me with my work assignments and even assisted me in figuring out what classes to take the upcoming school year. Overall, I am very grateful for everything I gained from my internship and would recommend it to anyone interested in water resources.”

  • Ethan Ely, University of New Hampshire ‘17

 

“My intern experience at Gomez and Sullivan was invaluable. The support and guidance that I received from senior engineers and the wide variety of tasks that I was given to work on are a few of the highlights which made the experience so enjoyable and worthwhile.”

  • John Dzialo, Clarkson University ‘15

 

“During my first three years of college I developed an interest in hydrology and hydraulics following courses in fluid mechanics and environmental engineering. But, I hadn’t been exposed to what opportunities were available in the industry. During my internship following my junior year, I was able to get the exposure I wanted on numerous projects, such as: dam removals and hydropower relicensing studies. Doing both fieldwork to support hydraulic studies and project design in addition to in-office helping engineers by using several of the tools commonly used in the industry (AutoCAD, ArcMap, Excel, and others). The internship provided a strong foundation on which to start my career, and now, almost four years later I’m really enjoying working many of the types of projects I was initially exposed to.”

  • Jim Commerford, EIT, University of New Hampshire ’15

 

“During my college internship I had the opportunity to work on hydropower relicensing from a strict biological studies point of view. After college graduation, I knew that I wanted to explore all aspects of relicensing. I accepted a yearlong internship with Gomez and Sullivan and was off to a running start. Over the course of the year, I was exposed to many parts of the process that I had not seen or was only peripherally aware of: Pre-Application Documents, meetings, the study request process, additional biological studies and associated reports, and the beginning of the following steps. Since I had already graduated college, my internship responsibilities increased during the year and naturally transitioned into my current full-time position.”

  • Elisabeth Bleistine