Co-op & Intern Program and Benefits

We seek to employ the best professionals in the industry. Partnering with educational institutions to enhance the student experience through our Co-op & Intern Program is an important facet of this goal. Co-ops and interns join us at various stages of their education, including students working toward their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. They are not only exposed to a variety of projects, but are also introduced to the exciting field of consulting.

We also offer our student employees competitive compensation and benefits, including:

  • Holidays - Co-op and intern employees are paid for holidays observed on the days they are scheduled to work.
  • Service Time - Your time as a student co-op or intern will count toward your overall service time with CDM Smith if you join the firm as a full-time employee upon graduation.
  • Commuter Program - This plan offers a pre-tax benefit to various commuter options, including subway, train, light rail, bus, or parking fees.
  • Capital Accumulation Plan - Co-op and intern employees may contribute to the 401(k) as soon as administratively possible after their date of hire. We will partially match employee 401(k) contributions as well as make profit-sharing contributions to eligible employees after 1 year of continuous employment. CDM Smith makes annual profit-sharing and match contributions to eligible employees' CDM Smith Capital Accumulation Plan accounts based on the firm's financial performance.