DC housing finance agency is hiring construction engineer intern (Undergrad $15/Graduate $17)

The DC Housing Finance Agency’s Internship Program is designed to attract undergraduate and graduate level students who are interested in the Agency’s mission and a career in affordable housing. Interns will perform a variety of assignments designed to enhance their professional and technical development. They will gain valuable on the job training and exposure to a small fast-paced work environment.

All internships are paid. Undergraduate Interns are paid $15.00/hour and Graduates are paid $17.00/hour.

The summer internship program is a comprehensive 10-12 week program running from May to August. Interns typically work 20 – 40 hours per week.


The Construction Engineer Intern will shadow the Agency Construction Engineers in their daily responsibilities, which includes all aspects of inspection production involving new construction and rehabilitation. This includes ensuring that construction and rehabilitation work are completed in accordance with plans and specifications, certification of costs for work completed, and preparation of cost write-ups.

This internship will benefit someone who is interested in affordable multifamily housing, architecture, construction and or construction engineering. Housing experience and/or is a plus.

Applicants should preferably have District of Columbia address, but not required.


·      Review plans, specifications, and construction contract agreements and provide insightful feedback.

·      Assist with bid documents and RFP’s for construction and rehabilitation activities.

·      Attend construction requisition review meetings and assist with the review process of construction requisitions, change orders and contractual claims.

·      Conduct construction site inspections to insure compliance with contract documents, the District of Columbia Code, industry-wide standards and other statutory laws and regulations.

·      Participate in new project kick-off meetings

·      Prepare cost analysis write-ups for all in-house managed construction activities and carry out feasibility studies


·      Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university seeking a undergraduate and/or graduate degree

·      Preferred majors include: Engineering and or Architecture

·      Have at least a 3.00 grade point average

·      Strong written and verbal communication skills

·      Basic understanding of project scheduling, specifically understanding critical path activities

·      Project knowledge – know the project scope, approach and details as well as the Project Superintendent on site.

·      Extremely organized, detail oriented and analytical

·      Developing leadership skills

·      Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite and Timberline Estimating

·      Developing confidence in making sound decisions in a timely manner

·      Is always learning, growing and being stretched

Interested applicants can apply here.

By Sean Zha
Sean Zha Career Services Ambassador Sean Zha