2022 Build Up

High School Internship

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Build Up Your Skills

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Expand your knowledge this summer with DPR’s Build Up Internship in Construction Management. Tool belts not required!

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Application Deadline Extended: Friday April 15, 2022
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2021 Build Up Internship participants talk about their experience.

Internship Overview

What You Will Do

You will work in the job trailer, side by side with a project team building a major commercial construction project.

What You Will Learn

You 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 things.

This internship was extremely challenging and is what made me enjoy it every day. I learned the skills of both a foreman and a superintendent throughout the summer which helped me understand the path I might want to take in the future.

Former DPR Build Up Intern

Check Eligibility


There are a few requirements for this internship, please check and make sure you are eligible to apply. Have questions? Contact us.

Rising high school juniors, seniors or May 2022 grads

Family income below HUD Median Family Income (MFI) in your county

Legally entitled to work in the United States

Demonstrated interest in the built environment

Ability to commit to duration of internship

Ability to commute to jobsite daily

Ability to work 40 hours a week on an active jobsite

The Details
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Learning Objectives

  • Work experience and exposure to different roles on a construction jobsite.
  • Completion of 8-week Capstone Project assignment.
  • Experience presenting in front of a group.
  • Confidence asking questions, receiving feedback from, and conversing with adults in a professional setting.


  • Interns are paid a generous hourly rate on a weekly pay cycle.
  • Transportation stipends are available.
  • Relationships with mentors in the fields of construction, engineering, and architecture.
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The daily assignments that I was given by my mentor helped me expand my knowledge in the industry BEFORE going into college which certainly does help. I loved doing the submittals and looking at the floor plans for the project. I found that the most helpful.

Former DPR Build Up Intern

Find Locations

Project Locations

We have construction projects across the country, view the locations list to find one close to you. Whenever possible projects are located near public transportation (transportation stipends are available). New locations are coming soon. Check back for frequent updates!

See Current List of Locations

** Please contact [email protected] for further information on exact locations.

How To Apply
Build Up High School

Internship Application

To apply, fill out the application linked below. For help preparing your application, download our application checklist.

Application Deadline Extended: Friday April 15, 2022

Application Ready? Apply Now.

Have questions? Contact Us.

An intern on a jobsite holding a tablet

My favorite activity was interviews. I interviewed 6 different professionals and learned about things outside of the field work, the safety aspects, and the people directly in the field. I also really liked doing safety inspections and learning a lot from our safety professional.

Former DPR Build Up Intern