Electrical Engineering Intern - Summer 2023 (full-time)

Engineering Kent, Washington


Digital Control Incorporated (DCI) is the world’s leading supplier of underground locating and steering products for the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. Since the introduction of this revolutionary technology 30 years ago, Digital Control has been at the forefront of trenchless technologies that enable the efficient installation of underground utilities such as fiber optic, telecom, gas, and water lines world-wide. DCI’s products are valued for their durable design, ease of use and uncompromising commitment to customer service. 

We have an exciting opportunity in the Electrical Engineering team for a full-time Summer 2023 Intern. This internship is primarily based out of our headquarters in Kent, WA. If you are passionate about using electrical engineering principles to solve real world problems, and you are looking to gain hands-on experience through an internship, then DCI could be the perfect place for you!


  • Paid internship -$25/hour
  • PTO (accrue 6.77 hours per bi-weekly paycheck)
  • Paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday
  • Free convenient parking and commuter benefits
  • Located in a quiet business park near walking trail

What you’ll do:

  • Apply electrical engineering principles to solve real world problems by working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Design, protype, build and test hardware related to the underground construction industry. This may involve development of new technologies as well as enhancements to existing ones.
  • Tasks will include, but aren’t limited to, circuit design, circuit analysis, system performance testing, hardware debugging, hands on assembly and technical documentation.

Who you are:

  • Electrical Engineering undergrad student in Junior or Senior year.
  • Analog and digital design fundamentals commensurate with Junior year coursework.
  • Knowledge of schematic capture and PCB layout.
  • Experience with Altium Designer is preferred, but not required.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Why DCI? 

Work hard, play often... DCI employees are innovative and creative. Our open (forest-like) work environment creates free flowing conversations across all functions. We have gaming days; Lego challenges and ping pong matches to build on our creativity when one hits a roadblock. If that is not enough, our employees bring their four-legged companions (dogs) to work and can take them for a walk around the Green River trail. 

DCI takes pride in caring a lot about our employees. We believe that employees should not be burdened with benefits expenses, so we provide lucrative health care plans unmatched in most other companies. We also like to eat at DCI and find any excuse to celebrate the most random holidays (Pi Day, Chocolate Ice Cream Day, etc.) We have monthly catered lunches, a fully stocked snack area, sporting tickets, wellness competitions, and most importantly a team of people who will tell you that DCI is the best place they've ever worked. This is evident by our long service team and low turnover. 

We celebrate inclusion. 

DCI is an equal opportunity employer. Employment at DCI is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. DCI does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law.

It is DCI’s policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. The Company's EEO policy includes the full & complete support of the Company and all levels of leadership. Because it's just the right thing to do. We hope you think so, too.