Construction Management Internships

Construction Management Internship Documents – Fall 2021

The following documents are utilized to facilitate registration for the mandatory undergraduate, and non-mandatory graduate,  internships related to the construction management programs at Arizona State University.  If you are in construction engineering, please use the CNE course page.

The CON 296 and CON 484 Internships are degree requirements for undergraduate students.  Timing of the internship is structured for summer session (see your Major Map in MyASU).  Course registration is required as well as course payment.  The internship experience (320 work-hours) for each internship must be in the semester in which you are registered.  Students pursuing an unpaid internship, outside of ASU, will need to check to see if there is an Unpaid Student Placement Agreement (SPA) is on file.  If not, an SPA will be needed in addition to the DocuSign submission.

CON 296 – Summer Field Internship

CON 296 Summer Field Internship is the first of two mandatory internships for the construction management degree.  This requires field/jobsite related experience for at least 50% of the mandatory 320 work-hours.  The pre-requisite is the OSHA 30  within CON 271 Safety.

Note: Students cannot take CON 296 in Fall or Spring without prior approval from the CM Program Chair.  The current CON policy indicates that students must be, at minimum, in their last semester and at half-time to qualify for a non-summer semester internship.

  1. Frequently Asked Questions:  CON 296 (PDF)

2. Course Application Packet:   DocuSign

3. Course Syllabus: A session 6-week (PDF) and Full summer (PDF)

CON 484 – Internship 

CON 484 is the second internship for construction management students as part of the undergraduate curricular requirement.  This internship focuses on advancing skills established in CON 296.  The pre-requisite is the completion of CON 296.

Note: Students cannot take CON 484 in Fall or Spring without prior approval from the Program Chair.  Current CON policy indicates that students must be, at minimum, in their last semester and at half-time to qualify for a non-summer semester internship.

1. Course Application Packet: DocuSign

1. Course Syllabus: A session (PDF) and Full Summer and B session (PDF)

CON 584 – Graduate Internship – Construction Management

Please note, internships are not part of the Master’s or Ph.D. degree requirement and are considered additional credits.  They are additional credit unless otherwise approved by your PhD Chair.

CON 584 is a graduate-level internship for construction management students.

1.  Course Application Packet: DocuSign

2. Course Syllabus – C session, Fall 2021 (PDF)

F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a type of off-campus employment authorization for F-1 visa students. If you have an internship offer or you are thinking about completing an internship during your program at ASU please use this page as a guide. To be eligible for CPT you must have maintained F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year (two consecutive semesters) and meet all eligibility requirements. For eligibility requirements read through the SSEBE CPT Internship Guide for your program and the ISSC website.

SSEBE support for F-1 Visa CPT: School of Sustainable Engineering – CPT  2020-21 Academic Year

ASU’s CPT reference page:

If you are utilizing the internship to qualify for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) through ISSC you will be responsible for familiarizing yourself with ISSC CPT requirements and facilitating the paperwork.  Documentation about the

SSEBE’s Renege Policy

Renege – (verb) To go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract.  Students should never accept a job with the intention of turning it down if “something better” comes along. Not only is it inconsiderate and unprofessional, but it also reflects poorly on Arizona State University and might negatively impact future ASU student opportunities with that employer. Also, employers communicate with each other and you will likely damage your reputation.

After you have given your decision careful consideration and accepted an offer, stop looking. Inform other employers who have extended offers that you have accepted another position. Don’t accept additional interviews or job solicitations. Please refer to NACE’s Playing Fair…Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Job Seeker to become familiar with Principles for Professional Practice.

Students who renege on a job offer will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Reneging is grounds for exclusion from CPT and requests for switching employers will not be considered or processed.

Academic Integrity Policy

Any student who has a sanctioned academic integrity violation is NOT eligible for counting the internship experience in their iPOS.  Also, students found to be misrepresenting circumstances regarding employment or knowingly misleading faculty and staff regarding employment will have not have their CPT paperwork processed.

Questions regarding internships please contact:

Matthew Eicher, PhD
Assistant Director for Student Development & Outreach
Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment

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