Job Details

Construction Project Management Intern

Metro, Portland, Oregon

Internship - Government

Close Date: 10/14/2019

Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, PDT
Pay rate: $15.50 hourly

This internship may be appealing to someone interested in learning more about Construction or Project Management or making a career shift into either of these fields. Metro encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds in order to foster a community of diversity, unique life experiences and points of view.

The Construction Project Management Office Intern will be provided with opportunities to be introduced and gain experience of what it would be like to be a project manager at Metro working on public improvement projects.

The intern will collaborate with project managers by providing support to the project management staff in their everyday roles. Some of this work could include; balancing the needs of various internal and external stakeholders, managing the scope, schedule and budget of projects large and small, to help ensure Metro projects are designed and implemented to maximize value for the investment of public resources. Some of the expected educational outcomes; developing and using project management skills and learning formal project management skills, which is notable for any future success in a professional workplace.

This intern will be a part of the Asset Management and Capital Planning Department. On a daily basis, the work performed by this position will be overseen by Construction Project Management staff and will be managed by the Construction Project Management Office Program Director.

Duration: End of October 2019 – September 30, 2020
Schedule commitment: Flexible, Monday – Friday, 10 – 20 hours per week.

• Interest and/or experience in a design, construction or project management career
• Must have and maintain a valid driver's license

Additional experience, knowledge and skills that would make you successful in this internship
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Ability to stay on task and ask for assistance when needed
• Ability to follow safe-work practices, safely navigate a construction site
• Leadership skills
• Flexibility to take on range of assignments
• Ability to organize multiple details

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.

Application requirements:
1) Complete electronic application, 2) cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and how it aligns with your education or career goals, 3) resume and 4) answers to supplemental questions.

About Metro
Led by an elected council, this unique government gives all residents of greater Portland a voice in shaping the future and provides parks, venues, services and tools at a regional scale. We find solutions for our area’s garbage and recycling that protect clean air and water; help plan land use and development to provide jobs and safe transportation; manage local venues that provide a connection to arts and culture and help keep the economy growing; protect 17,000 acres of parks and natural areas, and run the Oregon Zoo, to keep nature close to home.

Diversity, equity and inclusion
Metro is committed to hiring and supporting staff who reflect the diversity of our communities, and to creating welcoming workplaces. We know diverse voices make the region better and help us fulfill our public mission. Learn more at

Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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