This internship qualifies for the work experience requirement for architecture and landscape architecture licensing and LEED AP and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. It does not qualify for the work experience requirement for professional engineering since a professional engineer is not available for supervision.
Name and Location of Agency/Department Requesting Intern:
Orange County Community Resources
Central Project Office
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Functions of Agency/Department:
The mission of the Orange County Community Resources Central Project Office is to deliver projects on time and within budget for OC Parks, OC Public Libraries, OC Animal Care and OC Community Services.
Examples of projects that are typically handled by the Central Project Office are listed below:
Irvine Regional Park LEED-registered Maintenance Yard Office Building
Laguna Niguel Library expansion
Casper Wilderness Park water line replacement
Mason Park restroom remodel
Animal Care freezer door replacement
Central Project Office space planning
Interns will assist project managers with capital improvement, repair and refurbishment and maintenance projects. While working under the direct supervision of a professional staff, they will complete assignments that include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assist in developing Building Information Modeling (BIM) using Autodesk software (AutoCAD, Revit & Green Building Studio) for OCCR facilities
Assist in preparing CAD drawings, reports and project correspondence
Help produce project specifications and cost estimates
Prepare reports, exhibits, maps and PowerPoint presentations
Conduct project research and gather construction materials information
Develop one or more graphic design projects
Assist in day-to-day project-related assignments
Organize and maintain e-library
The internship is best suited for students or recent graduates with knowledge of and experience in architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, or construction management.
Skills, Training or Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must demonstrate knowledge of and intermediate proficiency and experience in the following computer programs: Microsoft Office Suite Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Autodesk software (AutoCad, Revit, Green Building Studio). Knowledge of Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Sketchup and/or scheduling software (MS Project) will be a plus. In addition, we are seeking candidates who enjoy working in a team environment and who are eager to incorporate a "can do" attitude into each project or assignment.
Training and Supervision Available to Intern:
Interns will be assigned to a project manager who will serve as a mentor throughout the internship. Through regularly scheduled meetings with the project manager, interns will be offered an opportunity to report on the status of projects and assignments, ask questions and discuss observations, and learn how their work is contributing to the office. Interns will be invited to visit job sites with the project manager to gain a more in-depth understanding of the Central Project Office’s operations. County staff will provide transportation to off-site locations.
Internship requires a minimum of 15 - 20 hours per week for 3 - 6 months. Hours must be scheduled during regular business hours (Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Applicants able to schedule the maximum hours/duration listed for this internship typically gain a more in-depth experience.
Benefits Available to Intern:
Although this is an unpaid internship that does not lead to permanent employment, students and recent graduates are offered an excellent opportunity to:
Build resumes and explore career options
Apply academic skills and knowledge to the workplace