Interning at DAVIS

Interning at DAVIS

Class is Always in Session

At DAVIS, interns receive real-world construction experience during their 12-week internship. From the first day, our interns are a part of the family at DAVIS and are fully immersed in the entire construction process, from RFIs and submittals to project punch lists.

The workload is similar to that of a Project Engineer, and the program is specifically designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of practical project strategy – not only on the technical side, but also on the business side – learning the importance of team collaboration, company culture, client relationships and how to leverage these as they develop their experience.

While we encourage applications from all students, we actively recruit at the following universities: University of Maryland, Bucknell, East Carolina, Penn State, Catholic University of America, Virginia Tech, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock, and Keene State.

For an inside look, visit @theDAVISintern.

Social + Community

Work Hard, Play Hard

It’s not just about work in a DAVIS internship, we make sure to mix in a healthy amount of fun too. In addition to their day jobs, our interns have a full schedule of social events including an evening baseball outing, a pool party at a Principal’s home, the “DAVIS Amazing Race,” a DC Segway, and several opportunities to participate in meaningful volunteer work in our local community.

Smart Skills, Active Listening

From day one, DAVIS interns are part of the team. They experience all aspects of construction through a variety of project types and practice areas including operations, safety, virtual construction, and estimating + preconstruction. Interns get an inside look at our unique business approach – a hallmark of the DAVIS experience. 

  • Practice + champion safety procedures
  • Attend progress + owners meetings
  • Develop transmittals + scopes of work
  • Submit RFI’s + process submittals
  • Organize + execute punch lists
  • Coordinate subcontractors + participate in bids
  • Prepare + assist with change orders
  • Review shop + contract drawings
  • Learn LEED requirements
  • Participate in project BIM studies
  • Assist with quality control logs
  • Coordinate + develop O+M manuals
  • Observe field activities + take progress photos
  • Collect bonds / riders