This summer brought an exorbitant amount of fun and fresh energy as seven interns from six universities participated in Swinerton Builders Colorado annual summer internship program. The interns received hands-on training in the field as well as pre-construction, estimating, and public speaking experience.
In addition to working on project jobsites, the interns visited four subcontractor shop tours where they were introduced to subcontractors’ roles in fabricating construction systems and materials.
While the purpose of the internship is to provide hands-on construction experience balanced with project management and work procurement, the interns and their mentors did make time for fun throughout the summer. Several played in a kickball league and ping pong tournaments, enjoyed a Rockies game, and attended the Swinerton family picnic.
Interns from this year are attending universities with notable construction management and real estate programs: Colorado State University, University of Denver, Kansas State University, New Mexico State University, Texas Tech University , and Washington State University.
Since the program’s inception in 2012, Swinerton has employed 19 summer interns with more than half offered and accepting fulltime employment with Swinerton after graduation. When students return to the classroom, they are armed with tangible experience that enables them to apply first-hand understanding to academic work as well as practical skills—making them attractive to future employers and bolstering the commercial construction industry with educated and experienced construction professionals.