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Our internship program provides endless opportunity for students to apply what they learn in the classroom into the office or the field. Interns are fully immersed into the Harkins team through collaborative, hands-on experiences and have access to all employee resources, including training classes, certification courses, community service, and company events. Each intern is paired with a mentor to help guide the development of technical and professional skills and how to leverage these capabilities throughout their experience at Harkins and beyond.

Harkins’ summer internship program is focused on college students pursuing a degree in construction management, engineering, or a related discipline.

Our winter internship program requires no experience in construction or related higher education. It provides individuals the opportunity to learn more about the industry and intricacies of field operations.

field interns

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  • Inspect project during all phases of construction.
  • Process submittals and RFIs through Procore.
  • Coordinate workflow and activities of multiple trades in a high-production environment.
  • Conduct walk-throughs and develop punch lists.
  • Interact with clients, architects, and other partners.
  • Work with the design team through preconstruction.

estimating interns

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  • Perform commercial and multifamily construction take-offs.
  • Assist with analyzing and coordinating plans and specifications.
  • Perform site analysis, cut fill studies, and geotechnical analysis.
  • Solicit trade partner proposals and scope review for incoming bids.

skills we are looking for

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    Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
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    Demonstrated leadership skills
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    Superior planning and organizational skills
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    Excellent analytical skills
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    Savvy with software applications
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    Positive attitude and adaptability

Throughout the program, I have enjoyed working with different people who have all been extremely informative and willing to help throughout my entire internship. I learned about take-offs, putting together a detailed project budget, and how to explain budget changes.

— Tyler

My favorite part about my internship experience is the everchanging environment. I’ve learned the importance of collaboration and communication with different team members, including trade partners. Being able to see the sequence of construction has given me knowledge that I haven’t been able to gain in a classroom setting.

— Logan

My favorite part of the internship was getting to be on-site and seeing the project come to life. I’ve enjoyed that each day has been different and there is always something challenging taking place.

— DeAndria

During my summer internship with Harkins, I learned a lot about construction from working with my team on-site. It’s been fun and rewarding to interact with the various trade partners as well.

— Ellie

As a returning summer intern, I have continued to enjoy the connections I have made along the way. From my project team, to trade partners, it has given me a new perspective on the construction industry at large.

— Reed

This internship advanced my construction industry experience by allowing me to take my classroom lessons and apply them to the real-world. My Harkins site team was very instructive and supportive, and they awarded me responsibilities that further developed my skills and knowledge.

— Luke