Internships and Work Experience Overview
Students in the Construction Management program are required to complete 24-weeks of full-time structured internship experience within the construction industry to satisfy their degree. An internship is completed over the summer just before graduation and can be met in one of two ways:
Phelps Placement Office Internship Placement
The Phelps Placement Office assists in placing students on internship via the CON 267 Pre-Internship course, the career fair, and on-campus intern interviews. Students may propose other internship opportunities to the Placement Office, provided the position meets internship requirements and the sponsor company submits a signed Sample Master Internship Agreement.
For both work experience and internship positions, students are expected to work for a licensed general contractor, subcontractor, consultant, or organization (i.e. city, county, or federal entity). Self-employment does not count towards internship requirements. All positions must have an appropriate day-to-day construction professional mentor/supervisor. If you work with a family-owned business, your mentor/supervisor must be unrelated to you.
All CM, Pre-CM, and graduate students must review and abide by the Student Code of Conduct for Recruiting prior to participating in any recruiting activities, including applying, interviewing, accepting and declining offers.