CM 408: field work experience
Construction Management internships are encouraged for students to complete a field work experience program (internship), to enhance their educational experience.
CM 408 is considered an elective. It is not required for graduation and may NOT be substituted for a required CM class. The Internship Coordinator (Kai Kaoni) or Program Chair (John Tingerthal) must approve any proposed “for-credit” internship. Three credit hours will be assigned according to established guidelines.
Students are required to solicit and obtain their own employment for their internship. Once the internship is obtained, students will apply for the class using Form A (available on the right in “forms” or at the bottom of the page). This application includes all relevant student, job and employer information, including the contact information for a company signatory.
For internships to be eligible for course credit, the employer (Facility) must execute (or have executed previously) an affiliation agreement with Northern Arizona University. This agreement establishes a relationship between the University and the Facility, to allow students from Northern Arizona University to participate in an unpaid or paid educational experience at facility’s site that may quality for University academic credit, as determined by the University. These agreements are valid for a period of 5 years.
If a company would like to become an approved affiliate prior to hiring any for-credit interns, contact Kai Kaoni by email. The Internship Coordinator or Department Chair must approve any proposed internship. Three credit hours will be assigned according to established guidelines.
*More information for employers is available at our detailed guidelines for sponsors (employers).
General guidelines Accordion Closed
- Employment or involvement in the intern opportunity shall be for a minimum of six (6) weeks and at least 192 hours of direct work contact.
- The internship must be in any area that is construction oriented and must be approved in advance.
- Each intern will:
- Complete the necessary proposal, including an outline of their expected responsibilities and exposures.
- Submit weekly reports
- A paper detailing the intern experience.
- Complete a follow-up interview with Internship Coordinator
- Present the internship experience by creating a professional-quality video presentation on their internship.
- Direct supervisors will be required to:
- Complete start of internship paper work
- Review and sign student weekly reports.
- Submit an end of internship evaluation.
*More information for interested students is available on our detailed guidelines for students.
Next steps Accordion Closed
- Download the documents below, starting with CM408 Exhibit 1: Field Work Experience Check list.
- Read CM408 Exhibit 2: CM Summer Internship Program
- Complete CM408 Form A: Internship Application and submit to CM Internship Coordinator by April 15th (for Summer Term).