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Internships at Waner

An internship at Waner is much more than just a way to earn college credit and gain work experience. You will be given the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in every aspect of the construction process, led by hands-on mentors who are invested in your success. The skills you gain during your internship will set you up for a successful career in construction management, and apply well to many other career opportunities.

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gabe unruh - 2020 intern

Gabe Unruh

I was trained in skills that are not only useful in the field but also in a professional work environment. One of the most valuable parts of my work experience at Waner was being able to build relationships and being able to network with people that can help me grow in my career.

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Tate Hoff

I felt like I was a part of the Waner team from day one. They always guided me through the new processes I was learning and made me comfortable when I asked for assistance.

Loga Albrecht - 2021 six-month intern

Logan Albrecht

Waner has a professional-friendly environment where there is no need to be afraid to ask questions as everyone is willing to help, and I am thankful for the new knowledge and experiences Waner gave me.

Who we're looking for

Our ideal candidates are majors in Construction Management,
Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Architectural Engineering

Internship positions


Field Engineer Interns report directly to the onsite Superintendent and have a wide range of responsibilities; most notably project layout and control.


  • Review of project plans and specifications for use in layout and control.

  • Establishment of benchmarks.

  • Calculations of Northing and Easting coordinates for input into survey equipment.

  • Staking / layout of grades, site improvements, foundation systems, etc.

  • Building interior layout of underground, slab, walls, blocking, backing and finishes.

  • Assist Superintendent with project

  • Jobsite safety / stormwater audits

  • Attend project meetings


Office Engineer Interns report directly to the Project Manager and have a wide range of responsibilities; most notably project bid delivery, submittals and documentation.


  • Compile bid packages and facilitate bid delivery

  • Submittal and shop drawing management and review

  • Assist Project Managers with any project correspondence

  • Prepare, log and manage RFI correspondence

  • Project start-up procedures, including permitting and plan review

  • Project meeting minutes

  • Preparation of subcontracts, purchase agreements and change orders

  • Assemble project closeout documents including: operations and maintenance manuals (O&M), as-built drawings and warranty letters

What you will learn

  • Become familiar with the RFI process 

  • Learn how to communicate, coordinate, resolve conflict, and assess work with subcontractors

  • Learn and understand how to effectively complete change orders and/or amendments to the contract

  • Become familiar with MEP systems to better understand bids and scope of work

  • Learn about owner/GC/architect/engineer relationships and how the coordination between parties affects the construction process and project outcome.

  • Learn and understand the inspections and permits process for different activities on site.

  • Learn how the superintendent coordinates and schedules MEP subs 

  • Develop skills for project layout and job site surveying.

Your success is our success

At Waner, we have a “grow from within” philosophy for our company staff that extends to the internship program. It is our goal to teach our interns so well that they can work anywhere, but treat them so well that they want to work here. Upon completion of our internship program, you will have a solid foundation for success and many of our interns are hired to full-time Office Engineer positions after graduation. 

Cody Mickles - intern turned office engineer

Cody Mickles

Office Engineer

ASU - Class of 2020

Nate Ladwig - Field engineer

Nate Ladwig

Estimating Engineer

CSU - Class of 2020

Tate Hoff - office engineer

Tate Hoff

Office Engineer

CSU - Class of 2020

Meet our most recent interns turned employees

Waner career paths

Career Paths

We have a “grow from within” philosophy for our company staff. The majority of our employees begin their career with Waner Construction as Office Engineers immediately following their graduation from college. These same employees progress up the hierarchy to a Field Engineer or Estimator role, then Superintendent, and ultimately Project Manager. Through this progression, our employees embrace all aspects of the construction process to fully understand how to provide the highest level of service and support possible. 

Ready to join our team?

If an internship at Waner sounds like a good fit for you, use this link to email us a copy of your resume plus a brief cover letter expressing your interest in our internship program.

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