Phelps Placement Office (PPO)

Internship/Work Experience Information for Students

Internship Overview


Students in the Construction Management program are required to complete 24-weeks of full-time structured internship experience within the construction industry to satisfy their degree. Internship is completed over the summer just before graduation and can be met in one of two ways:

CON487A: 24-Week Internship

This is the course designation for students completing a six-month six-credit internship with three credits applied towards internship and three credits applied towards technical electives. In addition to assigned coursework, students are required to complete a minimum of 24 full-time weeks and 960 hours with one sponsor company to receive a final grade. Students enrolled in CON487A will take one semester off from other university coursework.

CON487B: 12-Week Internship

This is the course designation for students completing a three-month three-credit internship. Students registering for this course must have prior approval of Petition for Internship Reduction Packet. In addition to assigned coursework, students are required to complete a minimum of 12 full-time weeks and 480 hours with one sponsor company to receive a final grade.

In both cases, students must have completed prerequisite courses of CON267 (Pre-Internship Seminar), CON317 (Safety Management including OSHA 10 certification), and CON367 (Construction Contracts and Project Admin.) to register for their internship. Interns are expected to complete assignments and will receive a letter grade for their internship course.

The Phelps Placement Office assists in placing students on internship via the CON267 Pre-Internship course, the career fair, and on-campus intern interviews. Students may propose other internship opportunities to the Placement Office, provided the position meets internship requirements and the sponsor company submits a signed Master Internship Agreement.

For both work experience and internship positions, students are expected to work for a licensed general contractor, subcontractor, consultant, or organization (i.e. city, county, or federal entity). Self-employment does not count towards internship requirements. All positions must have an appropriate day-to-day construction professional mentor/supervisor. If you work with a family-owned business, your mentor/supervisor must be unrelated to you.

Petition for Internship Reduction Packet
Phelps Internship Placement Program
Master Internship Agreement (Please contact the Phelps Placement Office for the DocuSign Agreement)

All CM, Pre-CM, and graduate students must review and abide by the Student Code of Conduct for Recruiting prior to participating in any recruiting activities, including applying, interviewing, accepting and declining offers.

For Further Information Please Contact:

Anna Fontana, Phelps Placement Office
Department of Construction Management
113A Guggenheim Hall Fort Collins, CO 80523-1584
(970) 491-4610
(970) 491-3068 FAX
anna.fontana@colostate.edu