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Construction Management Internships

Successful completion of an approved internship is a graduation requirement for undergraduate construction management students. The internship program complements classroom learning by exposing students to various construction management functions on real-life projects. Students must complete a minimum of 400 hours of verifiable work experience prior to enrolment in the internship course (CNST 3185).

The internship experience must be gained by working for an approved employer. The list of approved employers includes all the companies on the Industry Advisory Board and the approved internship employer list. Also, all government agencies are automatically approved as internship employers. Working for other employers will result in a denial of the request to enroll in CNST 3185. Due to our degree specialization in commercial/industrial construction, residential contractors and specialty contractors are not approved internship employers.

The internship experience must be in construction management to complement the CM curriculum. The experience should be in supervisory field operations, project controls (i.e., estimating, scheduling, and cost control), or contract administration. Manual labor, trades work, technician jobs, manufacturing, sales, drafting, and other similar activities do NOT satisfy the internship experience. More details are provided on the Construction Management Internships page.

Supply Chain & Logistics Technology Internships

Internship opportunities create a complementary learning environment by exposing students to various functions on real-life projects. Through these internship experiences, our students build skill sets that prove to be valuable for them and the partnering company or organization. Although students are compensated, academic credit is not earned through student internships. Our students can work a maximum of 20 hours a week during the spring or fall Semester. During the summer the student can work “normal hours”. The ultimate goal is that our students turn internships into full-time jobs upon completion.