Start Building Your Career

An internship at Ideal Contracting is unique in that we engage our students in a multitude of activities. We account for our intern’s career goals and place them in positions that will cater to those interests. Additionally, interns work in both the field and office settings to earn a well-rounded understanding of a project.

Benefits of the Build U Internship Program

Competitively-Paid Internship

Hands-On Experience

Travel Opportunities

Placement Based On Your Interests

Advancement Into Full-Time Positions

Paired With Senior Mentors

What Our Past Interns Have To Say

  • “The Build U Internship program was the best decision I have ever made. At first, I was nervous to enter the construction industry, but I was surrounded by the greatest people who only wanted to see me succeed. The people of Ideal Contracting helped me do just that. I learned so much valuable information about the industry that I had never learned in the classroom. Ideal Contracting also does amazing work in the surrounding Detroit community. When they offered me a position, I practically leaped at it!”

    - Angelina Pink

  • “Ideal has created a program that is high caliber, action-packed, and a memorable summer experience. The interns are treated like part of the family and are encouraged to get involved in the job sites and community that we work in."

    - Andrew Milkey

  • “While in the Build U Internship Program, I experienced professional growth unlike any other internship that I had ever been through. Internships like this are the best thing possible for students’ careers when they’re in college.”

    - Ryan Siegert

  • “Being on-site every day to see what goes on in the day-to-day operations of a project was very beneficial to my education. You also get to visit different projects and training facilities to understand more about the construction industry. One piece of advice is to not be discouraged about not knowing everything. The mentors at Ideal Contracting work hard to help you with anything you need.”

    - Trent Schrage

Interested in applying for an internship?

We are always on the lookout for talent to add to our internship roster. If you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity to earn valuable experience in construction, we'd love to hear from you!