June 15, 2017
“DDC’s summer internship programs offer students the chance to gain valuable experience working side-by-side with some of the best architects, engineers, construction professionals in the world,” said Commissioner Peña-Mora. “With field assignments, site visits to ongoing DDC projects, and training seminars, students will learn first-hand how the City gets built, and will have experiences that will help them throughout their careers. We take great pride in passing down our knowledge to future generations.”
The 10-week paid internship program targets students from around the world majoring in engineering, architecture, construction management, urban planning, and sustainability design, and will provide hands-on technical experience through specific field assignments and a mentoring relationship with senior level DDC technical staff.
Students in the program can choose a DDC division such as Infrastructure, Public Buildings, Program Management, or Law, where they will be assigned a professional mentor. Students will take field trips to locations such as Broad Channel, Queens, where DDC’s Infrastructure Division is working to make the neighborhood more resilient and able to manage future storms. Students will meet with various members of DDC’s senior staff, and will also participate in Community Day, where they will work in the field on various beautification and clean-up projects.