Internships

Introduction

Successful completion of an approved internship is a graduation requirement. The internship program complements classroom learning by real-world construction industry work experience. The objective of the internship is to expose students to various construction management functions, such as estimating, scheduling, project controls, contract administration, safety, project coordination, and field operations.

Students must complete a minimum of 400 hours of verifiable work experience prior to enrolment in the internship course, CNST3185. Students must work for an approved employer. Other employers must be pre-approved by the Chair of the Department of Construction Management. Working for an employer prior to departmental approval will result in denying the request to enroll in CNST 3185. The work experience must be in construction management, and strengthen the emphases of the CM curriculum. Namely, the experience should be in supervisory field operations, project controls, estimating, scheduling, cost control, or similar typical construction management activities. It should be noted that manual labor, trades work, technician jobs, manufacturing, sales, drafting, and other similar activities do NOT satisfy the work experience for this course. In addition, since the curriculum is focused only on large size commercial and industrial construction, work experience in residential construction does NOT meet the internship requirement for this course. More details are provided in the Course Syllabus.

Enrollment Procedure

  1. Student must complete the prerequisite requirements, complete 400 hours of verifiable accepted work, and submit a proof of employment prior to enrolment in CNST 3185.
  2. Student contacts CM department using the online request form to initiate Intern Evaluation by the employer.
  3. Intern Evaluation Form must be submitted by the employer no later than July 31 for fall semester enrollment, and December 31 for spring semester enrollment.
  4. Once the Intern Evaluation Form is submitted by your employer, please contact Ms. Jennifer Green at jgreen3@Central.UH.EDU to enroll in CNST3185. Once your request is approved, you will be added to the course.

Important Note

CNST3185 is an online course in which your communication with the instructor will be through Blackboard. It is your responsibility to review and adhere to due dates shown on the syllabus for submitting all course deliverables. Missing a deadline would result in missing the points associated with the subject deliverable.