Summer Internships - New York City Department of Design and Construction
New York City Department of Design and Construction
The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) builds many of the civic facilities New Yorkers use every day. As the City’s primary capital construction project manager, we provide communities with new or renovated structures such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, courthouses and senior centers. To successfully manage this portfolio, valued at nearly $10 billion, we partner with other City agencies, as well as with emerging and world-renowned architects and consultants whose experience and creativity bring efficient, innovative, and environmentally conscious design and construction strategies to the projects we build. Our staff of almost 1200 delivers well-built roadway, sewer and water main construction projects in all five boroughs. Over the last decade, we have completed more than 747 miles of new roadways, 738 miles of water mains, 588 miles of storm and sanitary sewers, and installed more than 42,000 sidewalk pedestrian ramps – all of which are essential for a vibrant city like New York. DDC’s Summer Internship Program is an opportunity for a select group of students to gain valuable experience in the architecture, engineering, design, and construction management professions within a public service context. Students will gain hands-on technical experience through specific field assignments and a mentoring relationship with senior-level technical staff. They will also have the opportunity, through a combination of seminars, site visits, and training opportunities, to learn about the challenges of upgrading and constructing the City’s public buildings and infrastructure.