Some things can only be learned with hands-on experience. Walbridge's internship and cooperative programs offer on-the-job training and mentoring that can be your first step toward a great career. For a list of available intern and cooperative positions, please check our current openings.
Our Intern Program
Walbridge interns can work in a variety of departments in our corporate and regional offices or venture into the field and work on projects. Several of our senior executives and general managers began their careers working as interns at Walbridge. For example, Mike Haller is President of Walbridge Group and a member of the Walbridge board of directors. He began his career with the company in 1973 as an intern from the University of Detroit.
During an in-person, two-day orientation at Walbridge headquarters in Detroit, meet with senior executives and managers, get immersed in 100 years of history with our company and become acquainted with our culture, policies and procedures.
Project Life Cycle
This interactive ‘game’ brings light to the entire construction process by illustrating the interdependence of Business Development, Estimating and Operations.
Interactive exercises broaden an intern’s view. Learn about Walbridge crossfunctional operations, network and build relationships by meeting with senior staff and subject matter experts.
Our innovation team leads discussions and group activities to help interns critically think about innovation and why it is necessary to Walbridge.
Lunch with the CEO
Join our CEO, John Rakolta Jr. for an informal lunch to gain insight on what it takes to be successful at Walbridge and learn about John’s history with the company.
Get introduced to Walbridge’s performance appraisal process. Have the opportunity to provide a self-assessment and gain performance feedback from your supervisor.
Share key takeaways from the Walbridge Passport exercise and your intern experience through a reflection paper.