The Kiewit Design-Build Scholars Program is a year-long scholar program at the University of Colorado Boulder that seeks to engage engineering students in meaningful conversations about their future careers.
Kiewit Corporation is one of the largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations in North America. Kiewit leads, designs, and builds projects across the continent, including transportation (roads, bridges, rail), power (including renewable sources), buildings, water/wastewater, oil and gas, mining, and industrial facilities.
The Kiewit Design-Build Scholars Program is intended to identify and inspire students to join this critically important industry. Each scholar will receive a significant scholarship and an opportunity for a summer internship. Kiewit Corporation covers relocation and housing costs for Kiewit Design-Build Scholars who accept summer internships with them.
Kiewit Scholars are expected to participate in the Kiewit Design-Build Scholars Program activities and events.The four main elements of the program are professional development events and activities, industry mentorship, industry internships and financial aid. Other areas of emphasis in the program include areas of personal development such as communication, leadership skills, and industry and professional insights.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in the College of Engineering & Applied Science and have a demonstrated interest in construction engineering and design infrastructure projects.
Interested in being part of the Kiewit Design-Build Scholars Program cohort? See below for application information.
Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected engineering and construction organizations. Kiewit’s commitment to safety, quality and environmental stewardship are ingrained in everything we do. It’s visible in our core values, the work that we build and in our people.
Industry sectors: building, industrial, mining, oil, gas and chemical, power, transportation, water
As Kiewit specializes in the design-build environment, there are career paths for both design engineers and construction engineers
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