Charleston District Careers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District works to continually meet the needs of our customers and the Nation. We are a bustling district of 250 employees who provide a variety of services throughout South Carolina, the Southeast and the Nation. Through regulatory permits, civil works projects, military construction, international and interagency support, and emergency operations, the Charleston District is one of the most diverse districts in the Corps. By joining the Charleston District team, you will be part of an organization with a widely-seen footprint. Each position in the Charleston District is essential to mission success and your job will be too.

The Charleston District's current job openings can be found at USAJOBS. All jobs, unless otherwise specified, must be applied for through the USAJOBS website. 

Careers with the Corps

The Corps is actively hiring talented and motivated US citizens in offices in the US and around the world. Current job openings can be found on OPM's USAJOBS website.  Open positions may include the following mission critical occupations:

  • General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences series (0401)
  • Engineering Technical series (0802)
  • Construction Control Technical series (0809)
  • Civil Engineering series (0810)
  • Mechanical Engineering series (0830)
  • Electrical Engineering series (0850)
  • Contract Specialist series (1102)

Regulatory Division Internship

Location:  Charleston, South Carolina

Salary:  Unpaid Student Intern

Start/End Date:  TBD, not to exceed 120 days

Hours per week:  8 hours/week

Application Deadlines:  This is a rolling recruitment.  The application deadline is July 1, 2021.

Description:  This internship will be primarily focused in the Regulatory Division South Branch. Emphasis will be on processing Department of the Army (DA) permit applications and data collection/entry for work in support of the Corps’ Regulatory Mission.  There will be opportunities to experience other specialties within the Division (coastal, environmental, navigation, construction, geospatial, and planning) as they become available. The main duties of the regulatory intern will be to assist with processing of DA permit applications under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.  Other duties may include data entry and other office duties, as needed.  The majority of work will be conducted in a general office setting (or remotely as deemed necessary due to COVID-19).  There may be limited field work in which the incumbent may be required to accompany staff to a project site to assist with data collection.

Student Duties: TThe student will participate in an internship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Charleston District Regulatory Division.  The student will also get a broad overview of the different departments within USACE.  At the conclusion of the internship, the student shall create and present on the student’s take-aways from the program, as agreed upon by both the USACE and the student.  Please view the USACE Charleston District website at to explore all of the different work areas that USACE participates in.


  • Must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled at least half-time in an accredited high school, college, professional, technical, vocational, or trade school pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

  • Must be a US Citizen able to pass a government background check and be at least 18 years of age or older

  • Flexible and positive attitude toward duties and schedules

  • Possess initiative; be a self-starter

  • Have a basic understanding of computer processes or workflows

  • Ability to conduct themselves professionally with a variety of stakeholders

To Apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, available work hours and a short statement of interest to:
Courtney Stevens
Chief, South Branch
USACE Charleston District

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All qualified applicants will receive appropriate consideration without regard to non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status except where specifically authorized by law, age, politics, disability, or sexual orientation which do not relate to successful performance of the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request.