Welcome to the start of a great career!
As an emerging construction professional, you need to gain knowledge and experience. Our culture fosters growth and opportunity for young emerging leaders, and you can rest assured that your managers will train and mentor you for the next steps in your career. We are devoted to your success!
Our internship program will prepare you for leadership positions both on and off the jobsite. Our program allows you to travel across the United States and through operational divisions to gain hands-on experience in project engineering and field management. We carefully match you with positions related to your academic and career goals, setting you up for the right career path after graduation.
Our co-op program will prepare you for leadership positions both on and off the jobsite. We work with university cooperative education programs to alternate you through 3 – 5 work rotations. Each work rotation has a structured learning plan to enhance your education and introduce you to the perfect career path! The co-op rotation schedule allows for the perfect blend of academics and work experience to support you in a successful career!
Our goal is to offer you the opportunity to grow your leadership, technical and managerial skills throughout your career at Walsh. As a young construction manager, you will have the opportunity to rotate through different career paths such as project management, superintendent, quality control and safety management, not only to make you a well-rounded construction professional, but also to help select the best career path for you.
Construction Management Intern
“I work as an Intern on the old Cook County building restoration. We are restoring an old hospital built in 1910 and creating a beautiful hotel! I have learned so much about construction management during my time at Walsh. I couldn’t have asked for a better team of people to help me learn the ropes!”
My name is Gabby Yates. I grew up on the south side/ south suburbs of Chicago. I’m currently a Civil Engineering major at University of Illinois at Chicago. I have had a long, strenuous, unconventional journey to get to this point, and I’m so glad to have Walsh be a part of my story.
As a double minority, I wasn’t quite sure what the team dynamic would be or how I would fit in, but Walsh has outstanding representation and a finely curated spectrum of personalities. I’m excited that I’m able to contribute to the history of Chicago by working on the restoration of this beautiful historic building. While a lot of new buildings in the city are predominately glass, this building retains a unique and beautifully adorned façade made of terra cotta.
Before coming here, I knew in theory what my career goals were, but it’s hard to visualize the specifics when you haven’t had hands-on experience. This opportunity has not only solidified my academic goals, but it also provided me with a more complete view of exactly what I want to do with such a multifaceted degree.
Project Manager (Previous Intern)
"I was paired with Walsh through the Internship Program at Purdue University’s Construction Engineering & Management Program. I had three separate internships with Walsh Construction and knew it was where I wanted to work full time. I would actually get sad to go back to school!"
I am an animal loving, fun at heart, super competitive athlete that also loves building hospitals. I am a Project Manager within the Healthcare Center of Excellence, and I have worked on many multi-phased hospital renovations as well as new construction. I love working at Walsh due to the abundance of like-minded coworkers who enjoy having fun while working hard and also working for a family company who put doing the right thing above the bottom line. Did I mention that there are company softball and basketball leagues??! Having our own softball league and basketball court is also an added bonus for company morale and meeting people in different divisions!
Construction Management Co-op
“Walsh has helped me develop in my career. During my two internships I have learned from great mentors who have a wide array of knowledge and are always willing to help.”
I was born and raised in Arlington, Ohio a small village in Northwest Ohio that only has two stoplights in the entire town. I am currently a student Ohio State University and only have one semester left until graduation before I obtain my degree in Construction Systems Management.
In my two internships with Walsh I have had the pleasure to work on the OSU Hospital project in the preconstruction phase. While I did not have to move for this internship has been great to be able to explore Columbus in my free time and work with such an experienced team to develop my career.
Walsh is a great fit for me and the company culture is something I love about working here. After doing two previous internships with other companies before working here I have realized Walsh is place I want to be and the reason I hope to work here full-time upon graduation.
Project Engineer (previous Intern)
“I pursued an internship at Archer Western because ever since I began my college career, I knew I wanted to go into the construction industry. Although I didn’t know much about the company when I applied, Archer Western’s reputation spoke for itself when I did my research and talked to my colleagues.”
My internship was in Miami, FL, where I am from and went to college. I was on the Tamiami Canal Bridge Replacement project, which relocated a historic swing bridge, reinstalled it as a fixed pedestrian bridge, and built a brand new single-span bascule bridge. This experience allowed me to improve skills that I learned in school such as scheduling, surveying, and problem solving. My co-workers and superiors created an excellent work environment, providing many opportunities to challenge myself and take on different responsibilities for the project. My project manager gave me a full-time offer many months before I graduated, which I took because I was getting so many good experiences throughout my internship, and I couldn’t think of any other place I’d rather start my post-college career.
I graduated at the exact same time that the project was closing out, and our whole team moved on to the I-395 Miami Signature Bridge Project, which was still in the pre-construction phase. Shortly after, I inquired about transferring to a different part of the country. Since I was in Miami my whole life, I wanted to move. They informed me that the Water Group in Texas needed a Project Engineer. Since my passion, besides work, is rodeo and calf roping, I was ecstatic to be able to move there. My fiancé and I packed up and moved, bringing our horses with us.
Working in the Texas Water Group has been a huge change with all new experiences. Coming from the Transportation Group, I’ve been learning a whole new side of construction! Building a new Residuals Handling Facility at the Elm Fork Water Treatment Plant has been an awesome experience. Since moving, I’ve been able to start exploring my new state, mostly going to a lot of roping competitions in the area, checking out different parks, and exploring Dallas. I’m extremely thankful for Archer Western for providing me all of these opportunities throughout the past two years. I recommend to anyone who is interested in construction to pursue a career with Archer Western.
Construction Management Intern
"I chose Walsh because of the various offices in the Northeast. I can commute from my home and not have to deal with the stress of finding housing for my summer internship."
I was born and raised in a small suburb in South Jersey, called Burlington Township, with my older sister and my 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier. I just finished my 2nd year at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, studying civil engineering. So far, I have loved every second of my college experience in the nation’s capital, and I am looking forward to being more exposed to what my field really entails.
At my internship location, we are working on a SEPTA project that is basically tearing out old tracks and replacing them with new ones, as well as building a new station and new bridges along the train’s path. I help with the crew both in the office and on the jobsite.
Personally, I chose to major in civil engineering because of the opportunity to not be stuck at a desk all day. My internship through Walsh has allowed me to go out in the field and literally, get my hands wet in the construction that is going on. I look forward to coming into work everyday because I know I am going to learn so much new information and be able to actually apply the concepts I was taught in school to real life scenarios.
Construction Management Intern
"My first project working with the Walsh is the Crenshaw/LAX Metro. I have worked on various parts of this project, which I have been able to learn from exponentially. Being able to see a project develop from a ditch to an entire 8-mile stretch of rail and stations is very rewarding!"
I grew up in Los Feliz, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with my parents, older brother and younger sister. I attend California State University, Long Beach, where I study Civil Engineering. During my time at Long Beach State, I developed strong communication skills as well as problem solving skills, where I earned the opportunity to work with the Walsh Group.
There are countless aspects of the Walsh that I appreciate. I think that it is an amazing general contracting group, which is large enough to be recognized as a top 15 contractor in the nation, but small enough for individuals to be acknowledged as well as get the recognition that they deserve. In my experience working with Walsh, I have made numerous connections with individuals that really care about my wellbeing as well as other employees.
The Walsh Group is a very large, financially sound company with a small, family-owned feel. Our entire career development system is built on the philosophy that it is in our best interest as a company to have our employees excel quickly. To ensure the interns see as much of the company as possible, we take them on special trips to see interesting and unique job sites and expose them to training opportunities. When they return to school, we like to keep the relationship alive by providing sponsorship and support for clubs they belong to and causes they care about. If you are looking for a deep and rewarding professional experience, this is the place for you.
Ray shares his story about how taking an opportunity to intern with Walsh changed his career interests. Today, he is a project engineer working on some of our largest projects across the United States.