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CDM Smith Welcomes 100 Interns to Summer Program

May 21, 2020

BOSTON—CDM Smith is pleased to welcome 100 college students into its summer Internship Program. Interns from 70 different schools will begin their internship over the next weeks across 43 of CDM Smith’s office locations. The interns will fill roles in several of CDM Smith’s departments and disciplines, including technical services for the firm’s core markets of water, trans­porta­tion, environment, industrial, and energy and facilities; construc­tion (CDM Construc­tors, Inc.); services for the federal government; and corporate departments like marketing, business technology, compliance, human resources and more. Most interns are starting the program remotely, equipped with laptops and all the resources they will need to work safely from their home space during the contin­u­a­tion of social distancing. Around one dozen interns are reporting to construc­tion sites where detailed health and safety plans are being followed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

CDM Smith seeks to add the best profes­sion­als in the industry and the Internship Program is a great way to establish rela­tion­ships with bright talent. We partner with educational insti­tu­tions to enhance the student experience and provide oppor­tu­ni­ties that will grow their skillsets. Interns and co-ops 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 and profes­sional services. Designed to allow students to apply their textbook knowledge to real, practical situations, interns work alongside top industry profes­sion­als on ground-breaking projects, all while building a strong network of peers and colleagues. 

Zunubia Zunubia Vohra joins CDM Smith's Project Controls Specialists Group as she pursues a master’s degree in Construction Engineering & Management at Texas A&M University.

This summer’s interns will learn about CDM Smith’s multi­dis­ci­pli­nary work, with guidance from peers, mentors and managers, as well as access to learning development tools and trainings offered to all employees through CDM Smith University. Addi­tion­ally, a tailored intern development pathway is offered through ContinUum, CDM Smith’s online learning platform, which consists of courses on a variety of soft and technical skills. Business presen­ta­tions from CDM Smith leaders will introduce interns to firmwide programs and initiatives, including a virtual tour of one of the firm’s largest projects currently underway—the Houston Northeast Water Purifi­ca­tion Plant Expansion project—with Technical Services Unit President Randy Rogers, Emerging Tech­nolo­gies presented by Chief Information Officer David Neitz, as well as presen­ta­tions about the CDM Smith Cares program, the InfoCenter, Development Assistance Services, FEMA support, Marketing & Commu­ni­ca­tions and more. They will also enjoy fun activities like the annual T-shirt design contest, a group networking competition and events hosted by the firm’s young profes­sion­als network. During resume review sessions, interns will receive insider advice working directly with CDM Smith recruiters to update and improve their resumes.

The internship experience at CDM Smith is not just a job. It is a paid working experience where interns learn valuable skills, become important members of our diverse culture and make real contri­bu­tions that help drive the firm’s mission to be the best, brightest and boldest in the industry. An internship at CDM Smith is the first step toward building an amazing career. In fact, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tim Wall began his career at CDM Smith as a co-op student. Learn more about CDM Smith’s Intern and Co-op Program as well as oppor­tu­ni­ties for recent graduates at www.cdmsmith.com/students.

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