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Field Intern: Engineering, Electrical, Estimating, Operations, Safety - Previous Mortenson Interns Only

Field Intern: Engineering, Electrical, Estimating, Operations, Safety - Previous Mortenson Interns Only

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- Posting for previous Mortenson interns only


Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.


Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.


It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" 38 times regionally over the past decade…


… What are you waiting for?!



Mortenson is currently seeking Field (Engineering / Electrical / Safety) Interns with the ability to interact with a variety of staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment, remaining flexible, resourceful, proactive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.Mortenson Interns can specialize in a variety of areas including:  Project Management, Superintendent, Safety, Scheduling, Electrical, Estimating, Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing, and Quality Management.


Highlights include:

  • Mortenson's zero injury safety requirements
  • Plan and specification content and organization
  • Completing change orders on a construction project
  • Shop drawings, Submittals, and the RFI processes
  • Purchase orders and subcontract agreements
  • Construction sequencing
  • Preconstruction and pre-installation meetings
  • Subcontractor coordination meetings and correspondence
  • Expedition software
  • Preparation and evaluation of bid packages
  • Monitoring subcontractors and material suppliers
  • Material procurement
  • Architect / Owner interaction

Project Assignment:

Interns may be placed in one of the following:

  • Chicago Office
  • Civil Operating Group
  • Denver Office
  • Federal Contracting Group
  • High Voltage Transmission Group
  • Milwaukee Office
  • Minneapolis Office
  • Phoenix Office
  • Portland Office
  • Seattle Office
  • Solar and Emerging Renewables Group
  • Sports and Entertainment Group
  • Wind Energy Group

Additional Information:

Mortenson internships are available year round including fall (September – December), spring (January – May) and summer (May – August).  A minimum of 12 weeks is required.  Placement will be determined based on the overall needs of the organization.



  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate, four-year degree in Construction Management, Construction or Civil Engineering. Architectural & Electrical Engineering as well as Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental Health and Safety degrees will also be considered
  • Previous Mortenson intern
  • Must be willing to be mobile
  • Reliable transportation
  • Current driver’s license
  • Must be able to handle exposure to dirt, heat, noise, dust, and in a trailer office environment



  • Previous related internship experience
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 / 4.0
  • Current undergraduate freshman, sophomore or junior
  • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer
  • Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
  • Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Proven positive and professional attitude and customer service skills


Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.  

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