The month of June calls for longer days, even warmer temperatures and the start of summer internships. This month Civilitude welcomed four summer interns to join our team! Three interns Jacob, Olivia and Gabby are engineering interns for Civilitude, and Farris is a construction intern for Constructinople. For the next couple of weeks, our new team members will work side-by-side with our engineers and principals to learn engineering design, planning and more in the coming months. Civilitude and Constructinople offer the experience student engineers will use both in class and in the job field. (L to R: Liv, Farris, Gabby, Jacob)
Our construction intern Farris, joins Constructinople as a University of Texas undergrad in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in construction and project management. His role at Constructinople is a perfect match as he will work closely with the company’s Principal, Eyad, and Project Control Manager, Sam. Throughout his internship, Farris hopes to “gain a deeper understanding of various stakeholders” and learn “more about the industry as a whole.” So far, he has been able to get a taste of the “paperwork, planning and challenges associated with the construction process” of on-going projects like those associated with affordable housing and will begin working on sidewalks next week.
At Civilitude, Olivia or Liv as she goes by, is a Architectural Engineering major at UT. Liv looks forward to “gain firsthand experience in a firm and learn about the interactions between engineers, planners and architects.” During her first week, Liv has worked on editing site specifications, site work on ponds and began learning about feasibility for projects. Liv was introduced to Civilitude by our Project Manager Tomas. After Liv learned about Civilitude’s “diverse team and range of projects” being worked on here, she was excited to have the opportunity to join and gain experience working in a fast-paced firm.
Jacob joins Civilitude and Austin for the summer as he is a third year civil engineering student at the University of Iowa. Throughout his first week on the job, Jacob has “had a good mix of tasks” ranging from developing his skills learning Autocad and Revit, contacting service providers and filling out applications and response forms for projects. Planning and designing have always been an interest of Jacob’s, so his time at Civilitude will be beneficial as the interns will work directly with our project engineers in those topics. Jacob plans to develop his skills in design software and other areas during his time with the company.
Gabby is our last intern Civilitude is excited to introduce. She currently attends UT Austin and is studying architecture and architectural engineering. So far, Gabby has worked on site plan adaptations and correspondence letters between firms and entities within projects’ construction processes. She also began working on creating floor plan options for a prospective project that Gabby hopes to see grow and turn into a reality. Gabby “enjoys the collaborative nature of engineering” and was excited for the opportunity to work alongside engineers who graduated from the same undergraduate program she is currently in at UT.
The next several weeks will be filled with moments of learning and growth for our four new interns. Civilitude and Constructinople will serve as places of knowledge and experience for our interns throughout the summer. Both companies look forward to teaching and sharpening the interns’ skills in engineering, construction and professionalism