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Southland Construction, Inc. is a general contractor providing vertical, heavy highway, and utility construction services in Florida since 1977.

We are looking for a currently enrolled full-time student pursing a Bachelor’s Degree to be part of our summer internship. A preferred candidate would be studying Construction Management, Engineering, or a similar degree; however, other qualified and interested students may apply. This position has a flexible start and end date for a 12 week internship. The start date depends on when you are able to start.


About the internship:


Southland Construction, Inc. is looking for two motivated students looking for a temporary summer internship which is a try-out for a long-term opportunity within our organization in the future! We are looking for individuals that have a spark of leadership and initiative, which are the attributes that a successful Project Engineer will need!


We offer a summer experience filled with:

  • On-the-job training with experienced and senior staff and managers

  • Job-Site Visit(s): Seeing SCI’s culture in action through visiting current projects

  • Learning about different trades of field work and office work that pertains to the life cycle of heavy highway projects



  • $18.00 per hour

What the intern will be doing:

You will assist senior staff in:

  • Working and learning all levels of construction – you must be able to do all the field work

    • Working in the field and also learning the trades of the office

    • Approximately 10-12 weeks in the field learning the following:

      • 3 weeks: Grade crew – learning how to prep ground for road paving

      • 3 weeks: Pipe crew – learning how to lay underground utilities

      • 3 weeks: Bridge crew – learning how to construct forms for concrete footings, slabs, walls, columns, bridge decks and bent caps

      • 1 week: Safety – learning the back-end of running a safety crew

      • 1 week: MOT crew – learning how to redirect and maintain traffic during closures and detours

      • 1 week: Survey crew – learning how to calculate and shoot grade 

    • Approximately 1 day per week learning office skills including:

      • Reading blueprints, cost coding, ordering supplies, identifying and managing the personnel assigned to each project and tracking their labor efficiency, assist in creating and reading job schedules, assisting with change orders.

  • Inspecting construction methods and workmanship to ensure that contractors build roadways, bridges, and related highway structures in accordance with plans and specifications.

  • Attending jobsite meetings

  • Assisting with other duties as required


  • At least four semesters completed towards four year degree (must be a current student to apply).

  • A competitive candidate would have a basic understanding of key construction management principles and construction process.

  • Ability to work in an office environment and field environment in the summer months.

  • Have to be located in Orlando during the summer – no transportation or living arrangements will be provided.

Additional Details:

SCI believes that in order to be a great Project Engineer, our interns must learn the trades of the field as well as those of the office. Interns will learn why Project Engineers make the decisions that they do based off of their experience being in the field. This is why our interns will spend time working on grade crews, pipe crews, and bridge crews before they spend time in the office with tenured Project Engineers and Project Managers.

Our goal is to create well-rounded individuals who can build relationships with those in the field and office, but who also understand what it’s like to be involved with all aspects of the construction process, not just the paperwork. We want our interns to gain an appreciation for the physical conditions that all our workers face on a day-to-day basis.

We are an equal opportunity employer

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