College Internship

About the Program

Are you seeking real-life experience and insight into the construction industry? Then Rieth-Riley’s Paid Internships are for you! These unique internships provide students with an opportunity to learn from experts and gain an understanding of what it’s like to work in horizontal construction. Our paid internships offer college credit, scholarship opportunities, invaluable work experience, and insight into the engineering and construction management professions. With Rieth-Riley, you’ll gain the knowledge and technical skills necessary to pave the way for a successful career. Start gaining experience now and make a positive impact on your future!


  • Build your professional network and reap the benefits of developing lasting professional connections!
  • Learning through experience is a great way to boost your knowledge, skills, and confidence.
  • Get an inside look at the many forms of construction and gain invaluable experience in this industry.
  • Learning and growing from the wisdom of industry experts can be instrumental to success.


  • 1st Year Internship – Awarded $1,500
  • 2nd Year Internship – Awarded $1,750
  • 3rd Year Internship – Awarded $2,000
  • 4th Year Internship – Awarded $2,250

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Our Experience

Andrea Wick
3 Year Intern to full-time ESOP employee – Estimator/Project Manager – Bridge Division

School: Valparaiso University

Major: Integrated Business and Engineering

Area Office: Cal Region, Gary Office

“Since joining the bridge crew, my first couple summers were more focused on being in the field and understanding how various structures were built. Throughout this past year, I have been able to take that knowledge and apply it to estimating.”

Jacob Prowett
4 Year Intern to full-time ESOP employee – Contract Administrator

School: Western Michigan University

Major: Engineering Management Technologies

Area Office: Kalamazoo, MI

“My responsibilities at Rieth-Riley consist of keeping the schedule up to date, communicating with subcontractors for quotes or scheduling times to be on the job site, scoping out future job sites for details that may be necessary to the paving process, and helping the estimators with creating bids and quotes for potential clients.”

Brian Johnson
3 Year Intern to full-time ESOP employee – Plant Electrical Mechanical Engineer – Equipment Division

School: Purdue University Fort Wayne

Major: Mechanical Engineering and Minoring in Mathematics

Area Office: Indianapolis, IN (Plant Operations)

“My two summers have consisted of understanding the day-to-day processes of asphalt production. This summer I spent most of my time at our portable plant for the I-69 project. During my time there, I ensured the proper viscosity of our waste oil for the burner. This consisted of taking samples from incoming tankers and testing them to make sure the supplier was staying within the required specifications. I’m also attempting to use thermal imaging to gather baseline date on parts to create a form of preventive maintenance regarding excess heat signatures.”
Matt Chilcote
3 Year Intern to full-time ESOP employee – Estimator/Project Manager

School: Purdue University

Major: Construction Management

Area Office: South Bend, IN

“Taking all of the cross-slope data on the PUSH 3 project for the Indiana Toll Road, as well as finding remaining quantities of HMA for the next shift to plan out trucking and materials. I also kept track of the quantities of HMA and millings for billing and determining yield on new pavement and assisted the Project Manager and Superintendent with anything else they required.”

“The road to success is always under construction.”

-Lily Tomlin

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