Internships

Introduction

Successfully completing 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.

The internship requirement is integrated into our Construction Management curriculum through the Construction Experience course (CNST 3185). The work experience must be in construction management. Examples include field operations, project controls, estimating, scheduling, cost control, or similar activities. Labor/crafts/drafting work does NOT satisfy the work experience for this course. Student must complete a minimum of 400 hours of verifiable work experience prior to enrolment in the course. 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 student request to enroll in CNST 3185. 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. The employer must prepare and submit the Internship Form as a proof of employment.
  3. Once you have acquired the proof of employment (i.e. signed Internship Form) from your employer, submit the form in an email to the CM Director (neldin@uh.edu) requesting enrollment in CNST 3185. Once your request is approved, you will be added to the course.

Important Note

This 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.