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Co-op Program Overview

Engage in Project Management Support

Work with senior project management staff on active construction and design projects to provide project deliverables for stakeholders.

Collect Course Credits

Georgetown will provide a certification of completion for course credits, or equivalent, to be used at your institution.

Develop Industry Relationships

Network with professional architects, engineers, planners, and contractors throughout the greater Washington, D.C. metro area.

Competitive Incentives

Each participant will operate as a full-time, term-limited employee with pay and benefits. If desired, on-campus housing may be provided.

Program Curriculum

Co-op cohorts will spend 6 months shadowing team members, attending weekly training sessions, and providing project deliverables.

Full Job Description

The COOP Intern – in a temporary role under the supervision of the Assistant Directors – works collaboratively with Project Managers and Senior Project Managers to coordinate various projects throughout the project life cycle. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist Project Managers and Senior Project Managers with on-site inspections of all aspects of assigned projects to evaluate A/E designers and contractor performance, and to confirm the satisfactory progression of work
  • Perform special project activities requiring application of technical expertise to the development of solutions to unusually difficult problems, as assigned
  • Perform various administrative tasks to help projects stay on track in regards to scope, schedule, and budget
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Project Administration in the solicitation of project approvals from internal University entities, appropriate government agencies, and community interest groups
  • Develop and collaborate on project reporting, and support Project Managers in adherence to project budgets and schedules, and the Georgetown University campus plan, quality and code standards

Work Programs

Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Project Administration, the COOP Intern performs project coordination and management duties under general direction; assists with multiple projects concurrently; and engages regularly in problem solving analyses and reports.

They ensure that clients’ needs are met as projects evolve – as well as appropriate staff counterparts in the other Planning and Facilities Management areas, the Department of Public Safety, the Office of University Information Services, and representatives from Student Affairs and Residential Living.

They are a collaborative member of multiple project teams – each consisting of from five to twenty team members; and serve as a liaison to other areas within the university – for example, the Office of the CFO and the Real Estate Office.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree – either attained or working towards – preferably in Economics, Data Analytics, Project Management, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Construction
  • 1 to 2 years of experience managing concurrent initiatives, data analytics, or reporting.
    Computer literacy with an interest in working in multiple platforms
    MS Office fluency
  • A high level of interpersonal skills for daily interaction with faculty and staff, clients, GU managers, team members, and public agency officials
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, a variety of matrices, oral presentations, and code analyses.

Work Mode Designation

This position has been designated as Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University.