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Build Up High School Internship

Company: DPR Construction
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

DPR Construction is seeking interns for our Build Up High School Internship in Construction Management. Tool belts not required! Interns will work in the job trailer, side-by-side with a project team building a major commercial construction project. Interns will learn about managing a multi-million-dollar project, the innovative technology used for planning, scheduling and design, and the wide range of professional roles needed to build great buildings.

Working with a team of mentors, interns will spend 35-40 hours a week on an active construction jobsite, assisting with important project functions including subcontractor coordination, document control, quality inspections, schedule updates, safety training, and site plan updates.

Build Up interns will be paid on an hourly basis.

Exact role will vary based on assigned project. The interns will work closely with members of the project team and will be responsible for participating in the following tasks:

  • Be responsible for a range of entry-level construction management assignments, working both alongside mentors and independently.
  • Gain experience setting career and education-related goals, exploring them through mentoring and jobsite assignments, and reflecting on findings through an 8-week Capstone project.
  • Develop presentation skills that will prepare them for future educational and career pursuits, as well as increase confidence in their abilities and leadership capacity.
  • Gain experience communicating, asking questions, receiving feedback, and navigating as a team member in an adult, professional environment.

    To achieve this goal, DPR will:
    • Cultivate a fuller understanding of the scope of challenging career opportunities in the construction field.
    • Expose interns to both the high level of innovation and established methods in our industry.
    • Encourage a sense of appreciation for the complex, dynamic building process through meaningful jobsite experiences.
    • Provide solid technical and professional training that will help advance them through their education and career decisions.

      • Rising high school juniors, seniors or May 2023 grads.
      • Family income below HUD MFI for your county. Click HERE for English or HERE for Spanish for reference (If your county is not listed or if you have questions please contact
      • Legally entitled to work in the U.S.
      • Demonstrated interest in the built environment.
      • Ability to commit to the duration of the internship (8 weeks, 40 hours/week). Dates are flexible to accommodate summer schedules.
      • Ability to commute to a jobsite daily (hours are flexible to accommodate transportation needs). Click HERE for project addresses in English or HERE for project addresses in Spanish

        DPR has been nationally recognized for its strong company culture, based on a well-defined purpose "We Exist to Build Great Things," and four core values: integrity, enjoyment, uniqueness and ever forward. A flat, title-less organization that empowers people at all levels to make decisions, DPR ranked on FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for five consecutive years. For more information, visit

Keywords: DPR Construction, Redwood City , Build Up High School Internship, Other , Redwood City, California

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