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Construction Management Internships


Successful completion of an approved internship is a graduation requirement. 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 working for an approved employer. The list of approved employers includes all the Industry Advisory Board member companies and this additional list. In addition, all government agencies are automatically approved as internship employers. Working for other employers will result in denying the request to enroll in CNST 3185. Residential contractors and specialty contractors are NOT approved internship employers.

The internship experience must be in construction management to complement the CM curriculum. Namely, 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 in the Course Syllabus.

Enrollment Procedure

  1. Student must have his/her internship employer approved by the department prior to accepting an offer.
  2. Student must complete the prerequisite requirements, complete 400 hours of verifiable accepted work.
  3. Once the minimum of 400 hours work is completed, student contacts CM department using the online request form to initiate Intern Evaluation by the employer.
  4. 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.
  5. Once the Intern Evaluation Form is submitted by the employer and the evaluation result is satisfactory, student will be enrolled by the department in CNST 3185 where student completes the internship report, where technical quality and written communication skill are assessed.