Early Careers



Join the Rider Levett Bucknall team and help us bring imagination to life, shaping the future of the built environment.

We invest in your success as an employee and work to create a supportive culture that allows for your professional growth and development. We look to hire all stages of an individual’s career level, from just entering into the field to an advanced professional as we feel all individuals bring unique talent to our organization.

Professional Internship

If you have ever experienced a world class NFL stadium, learned about a hospital providing advanced health care to rural areas, or visited an innovative, energy efficient building, setting new standards for green energy targets and thought to yourself; ‘I want to be part of that’, then our professional internship program is for you. At rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), we recognize the value in skills that students can bring to RLB through our professional internship program(s) these opportunities allow students to gain hands-on experience in all facets of the company we provide ourselves in providing long-term career avenues for our interns. Many have joined our team as part or full-time students. Some have also had the opportunity to transfer to any of our many offices in North America. We offer both a short- and long-term internship program.

The short-term program allows students to join us through their summer or fall break and learn about the organization while gaining a valuable insight to the industry. Our long-term Professional Internship is a four-year program providing you with the opportunity to continue your education while getting hands-on experience in the field and financial assistance for your education.

  • Benefits

    • Practical project experience
    • Ability to earn an income while studying
    • Working on a variety of projects
    • Flexibility around your university schedule
    • Resources to support study such as library, equipment and software
    • Full-time or part-time work opportunities
    • Networking opportunities
    • Structured career progression


    Internship durations are tailored to individual needs and the school requirements. Some of our interns stay with us for as little as three months to a year. They also tend to come back each summer to receive additional training.


    Must be currently enrolled in an accredited school with an emphasis on the industry.

  • Why should I become a quantity surveyor at RLB?

    Yudhvir began with RLB as a Cost Estimator Intern in our Phoenix office, while attending Arizona State University. During the pursuit of his Master of Science degree, Yudhvir joined our team as a part-time Cost Estimator for our Phoenix office. He later transitioned to a full-time Cost Estimator role, and has since taken an opportunity in our Tucson office as a Cost Manager.

    “My internship with RLB has been a very educational journey. I admire the support and guidance from the outstanding team at Phoenix office. RLB invests a lot in interns, and provides real world experience in construction cost management, value engineering, budget analysis. What I enjoyed the most as a new cost estimator was the opportunity to work on a variety of projects; a county jail, training center, airport terminal, and dormitory building are just a few on the long list. This experience has given an exceptional boost to my skills, knowledge and confidence essential to starting my estimating career.”

    Yudhvir Saharan, Cost Manager, Tucson, AZ
  • How do I apply to a Professional Internship program?

    There are several different ways to apply for our internship program. You can submit your resume online through our website or you can apply in person at one of the many career fairs we attend throughout the year. Check with your school today for schedules and our participation.

    What does a day in the life of an intern look like?

    Our Interns are working on real projects, not templates put together for practice. You will work with your mentor and peers on various projects that will provide learning beyond the classroom.

    What experiences will I gain from this internship?

    An internship is an opportunity to take the first steps in your career in a supervised and guided environment. You will use the knowledge you’ve learned in the classroom on real-life projects and hopefully learn something from us as well!

    How does the internship process work?

    Once you submit your resume you will be contacted for a phone interview or an in-person interview if we feel that we would be a beneficial partner for you and your career goals. You will then meet with the team in the city of your internship where they will discuss what your goals are, along with giving you more information about their current projects. If an offer is made, you will be given time to decide whether RLB is the right place for you.

    What is the likelihood of staying on with RLB after my internship?

    Many of our interns have had the opportunity to join our team as part-time or full-time staff after their internship has ended. Some have also had the opportunity to transfer to other office locations.


For further information on the Graduate Program