Summer Internship Program

Gain real project experience. Make an impact.

We constantly seek ambitious students and graduates to join our summer internship program. Because we believe in tapping into and leveraging each intern’s strengths, CEI provides an opportunity to learn, grow – and most importantly – add value. Our interns are exposed to all aspects of our business, and work alongside experienced staff members to make meaningful contributions to real projects.

For more information or to apply for an internship, contact Kathy Abbott at

Internship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Who should apply?

Candidates should be fourth or fifth-year undergraduates, post-graduate students or recent grads in good academic standing. CEI will consider any interested candidate with preference given to those in construction management, electrical engineering, or related business majors, or those with electrical engineering experience. Prior internship experience is a plus, but not required.

Where do you offer internships?

CEI offers internships at our California locations: San Jose, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

When do internships take place? How long do internships last?

Our summer intern program runs for 10-12 weeks. Interns typically work full-time hours between June and September.

Are internships paid?

Yes; CEI offers paid internships with a competitive salary.

Can I receive course credit for my internship?

Typical internships do not qualify for course credit; however, CEI does occasionally participate in semester-long Cooperative Education (co-op) programs that do offer college/university credit. For more information on co-ops, contact

Where will I live?

Although CEI itself does not offer housing, there are a variety of resources to help you find a place to stay during your internship. Our Human Resources department is available to help.

Is there an opportunity for interns to move into a full-time job at CEI?

Yes! CEI’s internship program helps us identify high-potential prospective employees. Participating students are often considered for repeat internships and long-term employment. To learn more about careers at CEI, read about opportunities for students and grads or view current openings.

How do I apply for an internship? What is the cut-off date for applying?

Please send your resume and cover letter to Kathy Abbott at before April 1, 2013.