As an industry-leading design-build firm, ARCO offers Interns and Co-ops the unique opportunity to be highly involved in a variety of project types and gain in-depth knowledge of the construction industry. Because we know the best work requires the best talent, ARCO is committed to investing in the mentorship of our Interns and Co-ops, giving them the experience needed to begin building a successful career for years to come.
Interns & Co-Ops
EXPERIENCE A BETTER WAY TO BUILD YOUR CAREER
Work for the best with the best as an ARCO Intern or Co-op
REAL EXPERIENCE WITH MEANINGFUL RESPONSIBILITIES
Our design-build methodology offers the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of a project from preliminary design and concept development to construction, closeout, and every stage in-between. ARCO provides Interns and Co-ops with the knowledge and resources to take on their own tasks and make meaningful contributions to a project’s success.
Project Manager Intern & Co-Op Responsibilities
- Solicit bids from subcontractors
- Maintain weekly project progress reports
- Complete take-off drawings
- Participate in estimate review meetings
- Complete project estimates
- Evaluate subcontractor bids
- Compose project schedules
- Compose owner pay applications
- Compose project bid instructions
- Compose project outline specifications
- Review design drawings
- Review project submittals
- Participate in owner/client meetings
- Participate in design meetings
- Complete earthwork take-off drawings
- Visit jobsite(s) with Project Manager
WORK HARD PLAY HARD
At ARCO, we make cultivating an upbeat culture and celebrating our success a top priority. From regular happy hours to friendly competitions and giveaways, our Interns and Co-ops are encouraged to participate in the events that make our workplace fun and enjoyable.
With offices in major markets nationwide, ARCO interns and Co-ops can potentially work close to home and/or school. Although our Interns and Co-ops occasionally travel with Project Managers to gain experience in the field, they are never asked to relocate to a jobsite.
UNMATCHED POST-GRADUATION OPPORTUNITIES
ARCO is always looking for the best and brightest to join our team, with many Interns and Co-ops going on to become full-time Project Managers. Our superior compensation, generous bonus program, and best-in-class benefits are what continue to make ARCO a top choice for recent college graduates.
ARCO RECRUITS THE BEST & BRIGHTEST FROM TOP SCHOOLS COAST TO COAST
FROM INTERN TO ARCO LEADER
Operations Manager: 2022-present
Project Manager: 2015-2022
ARCO Intern: 2014-2015
Degree Program: Civil Engineering
School: University of Missouri
Regional Manager: 2020-present
Project Manager: 2015-2020
ARCO Intern/Co-Op: 2013-2015
Degree Program: Civil Engineering
School: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
ARCO’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
ARCO is committed to identifying and implementing ways to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry. Beyond standard corporate policies and practices, ARCO extends our commitment to creating an inclusive culture to our recruiting, training, and subcontractor selection. We know that the best work requires the best people and that the diversity of all those involved in the construction process enhances our ability to deliver the very best solutions to our customers.