The W.M. Jordan Company Intern Program

A career in construction is challenging, lucrative, and fun!

Our Intern Program equips young professionals with practical, job-ready skills in construction, engineering, business management, communication, and leadership. Since 1996, the W. M. Jordan Internship Program has provided on-the-job training to more than 200 students. Twenty-eight former interns currently serve on project teams and in business support roles.

The program exposes students to roles in the field and the office, providing diverse experiences from working on a project site to performing cost estimates in one of our offices. Interns take an OSHA Ten-Hour Safety course, learn CPR and First Aid, and participate in Learning & Development and Wellness activities. There is also time for fun: Jobsite hard-hat tours, team lunches, and an Intern Team Challenge that may include a scavenger hunt, obstacle course, field day, and other team-bonding activities.

Those who excel their first year often return, taking on increasing levels of responsibility in their second, third, or fourth years. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of how to succeed in the construction industry. We gain some of our most valuable team members.

Our interns currently study at:

  • Virginia Tech
  • University of Virginia
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Georgia
  • Duke University
  • East Carolina University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • James Madison University
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Longwood University
  • Norfolk State University
Rob Beale, Vice President, Carolinas

“As the company’s first intern in 1996, I can personally attest to the success of this program. I interned with W. M. Jordan Company every summer while studying Construction Management at Virginia Tech. I had the opportunity to work on a job site in the field, learned estimating in the office, and developed my project management skills under the guidance of some of the best mentors in the business. I joined W. M. Jordan Company full-time immediately after graduating, and I’ve never looked back. Today, I am privileged and honored to lead a team of construction professionals in our Carolinas Division.”

– Rob Beale, Vice President – Carolinas Division

Rob Beale joined W. M. Jordan Company in 1998 as a Project Engineer after graduating from Virginia Tech and went on to manage nearly 70 projects representing over $500 million in contracts. Starting as the company’s first intern, Rob grew as a construction professional, taking on increasing levels of responsibility and new leadership roles. Today he serves as Vice President, helping grow the Carolinas Division by 600% since 2012.