Welcome to the Construction Management Work Experience and Academic Internship page. Please read through the following before coming to the Advisement office.
For Work Experience Requirements, click here.
For Academic Internship Requirements, click here.
Work Experience Requirements
As part of the Construction Management Major, you are required to complete 300 hours of work experience in the industry. You do not need to register for credit in an academic internship course unless you are an international student working off-campus.
It is important to note that if you are currently working in a job and have been calling it an internship, you must let the company know that you are not registered for an internship class and are not covered by BYU liability insurance.
You will have to prove your 300 work experience hours as part of the program requirements in CM 491R (Senior Seminar). You will need a letter from your employer (on company letterhead) that states the following:
Your job title
A short job description
A statement that you worked at least 300 hours
Signed and dated by your employer or someone higher in the company than yourself
Mail or bring this letter to: Beverly Harmon, Brigham Young University, 250 SNLB, Provo, UT 84602. You may also fax the letter to (801) 422.0653 ATTN: Beverly Harmon.
Academic Internship Requirements
Finding an Internship
It is required for international students to register for the internship class in order to work off campus. For this course you may choose to register for 0.5-3.0 credit hours. Internship opportunities are posted on the CM webpage, but don't limit yourself to those options only. It is also a good idea to go through the list of companies where students of all majors have done internships in the past (see the Master Agreement section below) to see if the company is able to hire another intern.
All paperwork for internships abroad must be completed through the Kennedy Center. Once you have filled out the "Proposal for an Individual Internship", you will need the signature of Beverly Harmon, Internship Coordinator for the Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, 250 SNLB. Turn in internship proposals a minimum of 3 months prior to departure to Sherstin Creamer, the International Study Programs Coordinator, in 204 HRCB. You may contact her with questions at Sherstin_creamer@byu.edu or by calling 801-422-8535.
Be sure to have your company complete the International Master Agreement.
Fulfillment of academic course requirements will be coordinated between the student and our office. See Duration and Completion of Internship.
IF YOU ARE AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT:
Before completing the steps to sign up for the internship, you must obtain a letter from your employer if you are working off-campus. No paperwork can be completed without this letter containing the following information on company letterhead:
b. Student's name
c. Both beginning and ending dates of the internship
d. A brief job description
e. Whether the position is full or part-time
f. Signature by the company
**You must bring this letter with you for steps 1 and 5. Once you have registered for the internship class, you will turn in this letter and the blue CPT form completed by Sister Harmon to International Student Services.
Signing up for the Internship
1. Department Approval:
Before you may begin the application and paperwork process for the academic internship, you must gain approval from Beverly Harmon (email@example.com
2. Master Agreement:
The Master Agreement is a legally binding agreement that protects the experience provider, university and intern. BYU needs to have a Master agreement with your experience provider prior to your beginning work with them as part of an academic internship. If the company already has an agreement with BYU, do not obtain another one. Check here
to see if the company that you will be working for has a Master Agreement with BYU. If your experience provider does not have a Master Agreement, you need to print one out and request that your experience provider fill it out. Click here
for a PDF form of the Master Agreement. Fax the completed form to (801) 422.0653 or bring it to 250 SNLB.
3. Initial Information Sheet:
The Initial Information sheet requests the information that our office needs while you are on your internship. If you do not know the exact address of where you will be living while on your internship, make sure to write in the city and the state. However, we need to have your complete information in order for you to receive approval for your internship. We also use your information to send a form to your supervisor at the end of the semester/term, so please include accurate information for the company and your supervisor.
for the PDF form of the Initial Information Sheet.
4. Pre-Registration University Form:
This part of the registration is required university-wide and must be completed in order to be considered to receive credit for the internship. Follow this Link
and log in with your myBYU username and password.This will bring up the Student Internship Application. Read through the instructions, read and check the box to agree to the student agreement, select the semester you are applying for, and select continue
. While filling in the required information, make sure to click save
after each section. When you are finished filling in the required information, click submit for processing
. You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application and that it is being reviewed.
Note: Students whose experience involves international travel (outside of the 50 United States) do not need to complete this IRAMS student application, but instead must complete requirements for International Study Programs at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, which can be found here.
5. Come to Our Office:
Bring the completed form from step 3 to the Advisement Office, 250 SNLB. The secretary will aid you in finishing all the paperwork you'll need in order to register for the class.
IF YOU ARE AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT:
Please bring your company letter and the blue CPT form to our office—you will need to take both your employer’s letter and the completed CPT form to the International Student Office in the Wilkinson Center once you are registered for the class.
6. Register through AIM:
Once you have completed the above steps, you will receive an email notifying you when you are able to register for the course through AIM.
If you have any questions about the steps listed above, please call the advisement and internship secretary at 801-422-1818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duration and Completion of Internship
There are some things that must be done during and at the end of the semester/term for which you have registered. You will need to complete the following:
Once you have registered for the class, it should show as one of your courses on Learning Suite.
Read the Internship and New Hire Guidelines AND complete the Internship Quiz (Learning Suite).
Respond to 2 emails sent out by the Internship Office (email).
Student Evaluation of Practicum Employer (PDF found on Learning Suite, turn in a hard copy).
Employer Evaluation of Practicum Student (completed by your supervisor, we contact him/her directly)
Finalization Form (PDF found on Learning Suite, turn in a hard copy).
Final Report (1-2 pages, turn in hard copy).
You will receive a pass/fail grade for this course. Completion of the e-mail responses, evaluations, and grading of the final paper will all be considered in determing your grade. If any items are incomplete, you will receive an "E" grade. Because this is an "R" course, you may not retake this course to replace a previous grade for a higher grade. Each time you take this class, the grades will be considered individually.
Internship Objectives and Course Outcome
The course objective for CM 199R is for students to perform in an environment where classroom concepts can coupled with real-world application. The overall outcome for the Construction Management internship course is for students to understand how the concepts they are learning in the classroom apply to the construction industry.