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2023 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! DPR’s Build Up internship is 8 weeks, 35-40 hours per week, in person with flexible start and end dates.

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Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
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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.

I have grown into becoming a more efficient PE intern. I was able to gain knowledge of the field by walking with people on the job, in the trades, etc. I would say that I did a little bit of everything including traveling and visiting other jobsites, helping with internal QC, document control, owner reports, meeting minutes, site logistics, and more.

2022 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 2023 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 8 week duration of internship

Ability to commute to jobsite daily

Ability to work 35-40 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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There were definitely challenges such as getting started and finding the courage to ask questions, however for the most part the internship was a great learning opportunity. I learned many communication skills, safety procedures, and software controls that will be very useful in my future endeavors.

2022 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: March 31, 2023

Application Ready? Apply Now.

Have questions? Contact Us.

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I learned a lot of time management and priorities. This internship allowed me to develop my professional skills and challenged me to learn many new things. I am excited to bring this knowledge and build on it in college and future internships.

2022 Build Up Intern