Summer Internship Program

About Our Summer Internship Program

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Barriere Construction Company’s Summer Internship Program began approximately 20 years ago and has proven to be a useful, powerful, and successful recruiting tool helping us to find the brightest young talent to bring fresh and innovative new ideas to Barriere. Successful candidates will work as Field or Safety Engineers for the summer; therefore, the overall goal of the program is to recruit the best of the best Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Engineering Technology, Occupational Health, Safety, & Environmental and Accounting students each year with the hope of retaining them for full-time positions with Barriere.

The program also seeks to create a remarkable and unparalleled learning experience for students, so that they will think enthusiastically about the highway/heavy construction industry. Each summer, we strive to ensure that students experience the benefits of working for a 21st Century Construction Company, where they can gain valuable hands-on experience, working directly with Project Managers in the office and Field Engineers, Superintendents, and Foremen in the field. We sincerely hope that our efforts will create a pipeline for the best of the best to join Barriere upon graduation and keep Barriere supervisors in touch with the new generation of workers by providing a superior group of candidates to preview each year.

Job Description for Summer Internship

Internships are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are pursuing degrees in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Engineering Technology, Occupational Health, Safety, & Environment, and Accounting. Students pursing all other related degrees in Engineering are also encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be required to take on the day-to-day challenges of a Field Engineer in the construction industry. They will work for part of the summer doing office-based work and part of the summer doing in-the-field work. They will also be required to attend bi-monthly meetings with the program coordinator and their peers to discuss work and learning experiences. A group presentation is required at the end of the program to be presented to a cross-section of Barriere supervisors and company leaders highlighting work and learning experiences.

How to Apply for an Internship

Résumés and letters of application are accepted year-round. The program is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Engineering Technology, Occupational Health, Safety, & Environment, and Accounting degree programs. Students pursing all other related degrees in Engineering are also encouraged to apply.

For more information about the internship program or to send your resumé and cover letter, please contact Caroline Wilson at 504-581-7283 or by email at carolinew@barriere.com.

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