Construction Management Intern

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Construction Management Intern. This internship offers hands-on experience in the construction industry, specifically focusing on projects related to cold storage and food processing facilities. Under the guidance of experienced professionals, the intern will have the opportunity to contribute to various aspects of construction projects, gaining valuable skills and knowledge in the process.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist project managers and construction managers in coordinating and overseeing construction activities at cold storage and food processing facility sites.
  • Support the planning and scheduling of project tasks, ensuring timely completion of milestones and deliverables.
  • Participate in site inspections and quality control procedures to ensure compliance with project specifications and industry standards.
  • Expedite all site requirements, including subcontractors, material, construction equipment, and labor, to ensure the project is constructed in the most efficient and organized manner.
  • Assist in the procurement process by researching subcontractors, obtaining quotes, and managing material deliveries to the construction site.
  • Collaborate with engineers, architects, and subcontractors to resolve technical issues and ensure smooth project execution.
  • Assist in review of shop drawings, submittals, change orders, project photos and daily logs for review and processing.
  • Assist with documentation of weekly meetings and weekly meeting minutes, management of construction documents, closeout documentation, punch-list management, warranty procurement, and As-Built documentation procurement
  • Conduct research on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies relevant to cold storage and food processing construction.
  • This position may require nationwide travel.


  • Communication Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependable
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Consistent

Education & Skills Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program in civil engineering, construction management, architecture, or a related field.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Basic understanding of construction principles and practices, with a willingness to learn and acquire new skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and project management software is preferred.
  • Prior internship or work experience in the construction industry is a plus, but not required.
  • Must be able to comply with safety regulations and adhere to company policies and procedures.
  • Educational and/or professional references are required.

Company Benefits:

Internship Benefits:

  • Gain hands-on experience in the construction industry, specifically within the cold storage and food processing sector.
  • Work closely with experienced professionals and mentors who are dedicated to supporting your professional development.
  • Opportunity to contribute to real-world construction projects and make a meaningful impact within a dynamic and growing company.
  • Competitive compensation and potential for future employment opportunities upon successful completion of the internship.

Full-time Benefits:

  • Competitive, experience-based salary
  • Medical, dental, vision and supplemental benefit programs
  • 401k program with 50% company match (up to federal limit)
  • Company sponsored life insurance and long term disability policies
  • Five (5) days of paid personal leave hours (negotiable)
  • Eight (8) paid holidays (includes birthday leave day)
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Monthly vehicle allowance
  • Company-paid travel expenses
  • Company provided cell phone or monthly cell phone allowance

Here's what our team members are saying…

“The rewarding part of what we do is creating space and function for the client and taking it to the next level.”

Denise Peters,
Assistant Project Manager

“What I find the most rewarding is seeing the final product.”

Scott Strutz
Senior Architect

“I love working at ESI because it's a company where we do things right.”

Pete Pokorny,
Project Manager