June 8, 2021

Trotter and Associates knows the importance of practical work experience in a young professional’s life and how a good internship can develop their skills. TAI consistently provides internship opportunities to civil and environmental engineering students. This year, TAI has committed to providing internships to four outstanding young engineers, and we are excited to announce the return of two TAI interns from last year.

Jake Nienaber of Sycamore, IL is a returning intern and just finished his junior year at the University of South Carolina where he is a Peer Mentor, helping first year engineering students transition to university life. Jake is majoring in Civil Engineering and also serves as a Supplemental Instructor for the University by helping support kids Physics and Calculus classes. Jake is a huge sports fan and loves to play golf and basketball.

Abby Peck is a new intern with TAI this year. Originally from California she now lives in St. Charles. She will be starting her senior year this fall at UW-Madison where she is studying civil engineering and has found wastewater treatment plan design as one of her favorite areas of study. Abby loves to spend time outdoors and go hiking every chance she gets. Abby is proficient in German and loves to travel. She studied abroad at Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China in 2019.

Giulia Barbieri is a new intern with TAI this year. Giulia is a senior at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is graduating in December 2021. She has taken advantage of several international learning experiences in Japan, Peru, and Guatemala. Her concentrations at UIUC are Environmental Engineering and Science, Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability and is minoring in International Engineering in Japanese Studies. At UIUC, Giulia is very involved in working with exchange students to help them adapt to life in the US. Giulia is also part of Illini Cycling, an interest she picked up during the pandemic.

Jack Hartmann is from Maple Park, IL and is also a new intern. Jack has jumped in with both feet from day one working with one of our Staff Engineers in the field overseeing the Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements project in Harvard, Illinois. This fall he will be attending his Junior year at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he is studying Civil Engineering. Just recently he was nominated to be president of the Concrete Canoe Club and will be returning for his second year in the Mizzou Running Club.

Each intern will have the opportunity to work with our experienced staff for the duration of the summer, allowing each student to gain practical experience while applying the knowledge that they have gathered from their respective universities. TAI hopes that these young professionals will gain a greater understanding of the field in which they aspire to work through our internship program.