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Summer 2018 - Construction Intern

American Society of Civil Engineers
Chicago, IL

Job Summary

The Construction Internship gives college students the opportunity to augment their education by performing real world tasks at a major commercial construction firm over a 2 to 3 month summer span.  Interns hold meaningful responsibilities in the field and the in the office to help determine their abilities and fit for potentially later being hired upon graduation.  Generally, this program draws its participants from recruiting activity at local colleges and universities.

Interested candidates may apply for a summer internship on the Lendlease Application Portal

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.

  1. Technical Services
  2. Learn the estimating processes and procedures while providing valuable assistance to the professional estimating staff.
  3. Quantity surveys
  4. Aid in pricing alternates
  5. Help ensure complete coverage
  6. May assist the professional scheduling staff while learning the scheduling and logistics processes and procedures
  7. Project Management
  8. Learn the essential functions and processes of project management thorough on-the-job training, assisting project managers in most aspects of their work. May include:
  9. Project Planning
  10. Help office courier
  11. Learn procedures for purchase orders, trade contracts and subcontracts
  12. Aid in set up of job files and logs using Microsoft products and/or other software
  13. Project Operations
  14. Assist project team with shop drawings, samples, catalog data (plans and specifications)
  15. Set up logs consisting of trade/subcontractors and suppliers and assist project team in acquiring Insurance certificates, Contracts, Applications for payment, Material delivery, and Equipment delivery.
  16. Distribute information in the form of letters of transmittal as required by project team
  17. Learn phone etiquette
  18. Quote changes. Help acquire pricing and telephone follow-ups.
  19. Document instructions, requests, decisions, etc., in writing.
  20. Review and track equipment list.
  21. May attend weekly owner/architect/contractor coordination meetings.

Field Supervision

  1. Gain a thorough understanding of company processes and procedures relative to field operations as well as a full appreciation for the responsibilities of the job superintendent, including the nature of the working relationship between the project manager and the superintendent.
  2. Assist in field operations as deemed necessary by the project manager and superintendent.
  3. Perform plan and specification review
  4. Schedule updates



  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor or Master Degree program scheduled to graduate after December 2018. 
  • Studying construction management, architecture, civil or related engineering major is preferred.

Internal Number: 27040646


  • Construction / Skilled Trades
  • Engineering

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Chicago, IL

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