The internship experience is intended to enhance classroom learning with a related, meaningful work experience. During the internship, the student should seek exposure to multiple construction management processes such as safety, estimating, planning and scheduling, document administration, marketing, craft skill training, design, material procedure, surveying, and cost controls.
Each student is required to find their internship and to negotiate the terms and conditions of their internship with the employer. Students may only use an employer who has completed a Master Internship Agreement with Texas A&M University. A listing of qualified employers is available from the Industry Relations Office.
If a student wants to work for a company that does not have a Master Internship Agreement in place, they should contact the Department's Industry Relations Coordinator to determine if the proposed company can complete a master internship agreement. Each student must complete an Individual Internship Agreement and have it approved by the Industry Relations Coordinator BEFORE beginning an internship.
All upper-level undergraduate students in the College of Architecture are required to spend one semester away either studying abroad, at another university, or on a professional internship.
Every Construction Science undergraduate student must complete an internship. There are two undergraduate course numbers for internships.
COSC 484 - Summer Internship: minimum 400-hour work program, 10 weeks required, 3 credit hours. Can be be used as Technical Elective II. Does not satisfy College of Architecture semester away requirement.
COSC 494 - Professional Internship: minimum 600-hour work program, 15 weeks required, 6 credit hours. Satisfies College of Architecture semester away requirement.
It is recommended that undergraduate students take their internship in the second semester of their junior year. A completed internship is a prerequisite for several 400-level COSC courses.
A summer internship may be taken for credit and used as a Technical Elective II. However, it does not satisfy College of Architecture semester away requirement.
Internships may only be satisfied by continuous employment with a single employer for the duration required by the course curriculum. All internships are writing intensive courses. Students are required to submit weekly reports that are graded for content, clarity, and completeness.
Construction Management non-thesis graduate students must complete a summer internship. The internship must be on the student's degree plan prior to the internship being approved. International Graduate Students must complete a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) form for International Student Services (ISS).
There is one course option for graduate internships.
Any questions or inquiries about the Internship program should be directed to:
Mr. George Eustace
Industry Relations Coordinator
Department of Construction Science
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-3137