At Urban, interns are considered valued team members and future leaders. Our own president and CEO began his career at the firm as an intern. It is important that the next generation of engineers and construction professionals have hands-on training in the field of their choice. Urban is proud to host interns and students from co-op programs each season. This past summer, the firm had its largest intern class yet. The firm hosted interns in several different offices throughout the country. The students this past summer came from universities including:
Interns and co-ops at Urban get hands-on experience working on public projects meant to benefit their surrounding community. Most public projects are funded with public money – which is always limited – so in addition to the technical experience they receive, they are taught an important lesson in ethics. Streets, highways, and parks are for the benefit of our fellow citizens, which is why civil engineers must have the highest ethics in everything that they do. Ethics is something that is hard to measure, but is a key feature in someone employers are looking to hire.
Throughout September, we have been celebrating our recent intern class along with intern alumni who have become integral members of the Urban family, like Tim Dunn in our bridges group or Mike Leinheiser in our highways group. As we approach our 60th anniversary, we look forward to the continued growth of our interns and staff! Check out their "class portraits" on social media:
Are you interested in becoming an intern at Urban? Visit our booth at a career fair this fall. Check the firm’s Facebook page for dates and locations. You can also view open opportunities on Urban’s career’s page.