Construction Management Internship

Students receive two credits for successfully completing a one-semester internship prior to graduation.

Course Description

Work experience of 400 hours in the construction industry as approved in advance by the Instructor of Record 2 credits.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will have learned about project-based work in the construction industry. They also will have learned how to

  • Apply construction management concepts to construction projects
  • Work in a project-team environment
  • Meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Interface with the various different members of the construction industry

 

Prior Approval

Obtain approval from the instructor prior to beginning the internship. The instructor will ensure it is in a suitable management-support position in the industry. Provide the company name and location to the instructor. Be sure to check your WCU email during the internship to keep in contact with the instructor.

 

Registration and fees for a 2-credit-hour course are the student’s responsibility. The student should register and pay the fees before leaving campus for the internship assignment.

 

Requirements

Internships must

  • Be served in a management-related support position, whether paid or upaid
  • Required prior to graduation
  • Be with a company closely related to the construction industry
  • Involve at least 400 hours of work experience
  • Be in a supervised, full-time (e.g., 40 hours/week) position

 

Evaluation

The internship evaluation must include

  • formal evaluation from the company
  • 2,000-word technical internship report submitted by the student that includes 
    details about the work experience
    what the student learned
    how this will affect the student's CM-related decisions in the future
  • Timesheet documenting 400 hours of work

 

At the beginning of the internship, students must provide copies of the Intern Evaluation Form (Word) for their supervisors to complete. If the company has an internal comprehensive evaluation tool, this may be submitted instead of the Intern Evaluation Form.

Intern Evaluation Form (Online Adobe Form) 

 

Deadline

The evaluation and work report are due at least one week before the end of the internship semester.

 

Visit the School

If you would like to know more about the required one-semester internship or about careers in the construction industry, contact the Department of Construction Management or visit the Kimmel School.

 

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