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Construction Inspection Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need to pursue a Civil Engineering-related education, be willing to obtain technical certifications, have software proficiency, demonstrate analytical and communication skills, and be familiar with construction processes.
  • You will oversee contractor work, review plans for errors, document work progress, perform material tests, and answer contractor questions on active construction projects.

Off-cycle Internship

Engineering, Construction & SurveyingColumbus


  • Michael Baker International is seeking a Construction Intern to work out of the Columbus, OH office. The Construction Intern will work under the direction of the Construction Services Manager and on inspection projects in the state of Ohio, but primarily in Central, East Central, and Southeast Ohio. The Construction Intern will monitor and document that the highway, roadway and/or bridge project is built in accordance with the plans and specifications. The Construction Intern will perform subordinate testing and inspection services on road and bridge projects for ODOT, Local Public Agency clients, airport authorities, and ODNR.  


  • Pursuing educational opportunities in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or related field
  • 0-3 years of experience in inspection of construction projects or related work
  • Willing to pursue technical certifications (ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade 1, Ohio Level 1 Aggregate Technician, Pass ODOT Flexible Pavement Test, Pass ODOT Traffic Work Zone Test, and obtain NICET Level II Certification.
  • Preferred software proficiency – Microsoft Office, AASHTO SiteManager, AASHTOWare Project
  • Working experience with ODOT or ODNR is a plus
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in organization and presentation of documentation
  • Preferred familiarity with construction materials, methods, and processes
  • Willing to learn or have the ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
  • Ability to communicate clearly

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Construction & Surveying


  • Between field assignments, this position may involve design tasks, assisting with administrative duties, and tracking progress on current projects. The candidate will be trained and expected to:
  • Review plans and specifications associated with assigned work on active construction contracts and notify manager of apparent constructability issues or errors in plans
  • Assist with overseeing daily operations of contractor or subcontractor personnel to ensure that work is being performed in accordance with plans and specifications
  • Assist with answering detailed contractor questions about plan and specification requirements
  • Help identify contractor means and methods that are inconsistent with plans and specifications, and discuss needed changes with the contractor as well as the client
  • Take and document measurements and observations of work being performed to ensure accurate quantities are tracked for completed work
  • Prepare detailed field drawings or electronic templates to support the calculations being used to justify the pay quantities
  • Monitor material testing needs, and/or take material tests associated with work being performed including testing concrete for yield, slump, and air content, or ensuring soils or aggregates are tested for moisture and density
  • Understand and apply testing frequencies for various materials used on the contract to ensure that enough tests are being taken to cover the work performed
  • Electronically document pay quantities, material requirements, and contractor staff in a daily work report
  • Work schedules are determined to best fit client needs and match the contractors’ schedules for performing critical items of work.


Work type

Part time

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