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a career with US

Careers in Architecture and Civil Engineering including Transportation and Traffic Engineering, Water Resources, Municipal Engineering, Land Planning and Development, Construction Engineering, GIS, Drone Technology, and Environmental Services are available throughout North Dakota and Idaho.

Ackerman-Estvold is a thriving organization. Our purpose is to preserve and enhance the quality of life in our communities while providing an environment for our people to flourish. We are stewards of our region and provide our clients the tools and insight that they need to benefit their greater community. We have the ability to make a difference. And with that ability, we act.

We act for the smallest of communities to the native wetland, from the newest building to the largest development, and to protect our regional waterways and water supplies. We act through innovation and technology. We act to change the future of engineering and architecture. We act as stewards of our communities and volunteer our time and resources to make our own backyard a better place.

We take care of our people. In turn, they love what they do. We embrace newcomers into our organization who are passionate about making a difference sharing their expertise. If you’re interested in acting with us, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram or drop us a line.

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2-year intern

I enjoyed interning at Ackerman-Estvold for two summers. It was a rewarding experience for me to spend most of my time working on the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project in Burlington, ND. I grew up in Burlington, so it was nice to be a part of this critical project and see the positive impact it makes in the community. I was exposed to many different aspects of engineering design that helped me be successful not only while finishing my education, but to prepare me for a full-time position. I chose this career because there is always something to learn. I’m glad I get to work with experienced people that help me along the way.

Jay "Jett" Skar, EI

Civil Engineer

2023 Graduate of North Dakota State University

Fulltime Civil Engineer


We pride ourselves on building strong relationships with high schools and universities throughout the region, allowing us to recruit and hire top-notch interns. Our program is built around gaining real-life experience and taking learning beyond the classroom. From May-August you’ll have an opportunity to make an impact. You’ll work side by side professional engineers and architects to oversee the design and construction of projects in your community. You’ll grow and make a difference in our organization, and in yourself.


Internships will be advertised here each spring, with positions being filled by early April. If you’re interested in taking your studies outside the classroom, give us a call, apply online, and swing by our booth at a career fair near you!

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