From Classroom to Career

We’re always looking for interns and recent graduates who are passionate about planning, designing and consulting to create healthy and thriving communities. Whether still in school or starting your career, Gresham Smith offers the opportunity to be challenged, feel fulfilled and ultimately realize your potential. Our paid internship program exposes you to a variety of hands-on experiences and access to industry veterans that will help you successfully transition from the classroom to a full-time career.

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Grow Your Career Here

We believe growth is a continual process, which is why we’re committed to helping you develop a roadmap for a successful career. Enjoy programs and policies to support your professional growth, including numerous in-house learning opportunities through our Build U initiative and time and resources to obtain professional licensure and be involved with industry organizations. We also offer a tuition reimbursement program!

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Classroom to Career: Our Summer Internship Program

Our internship program exposes you to a variety of hands-on experiences that will help you successfully transition from the classroom to a full-time career. We also host all of our summer interns at our headquarters in Nashville every summer for a few days of dedicated programming and networking. Additionally, we support our summer interns with housing stipends offered through our IMAGE employee resource network.

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Read advice from five interns turned full-time employees!

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As an intern, I was made to feel valuable and engaged, which helped me take pride and ownership of my work at an early stage of my career. The opportunities, the work culture and the people made me want to come back each summer, and to this day it’s what excites me the most about coming to work every day. Mónica Marrero Ciuró Architectural Project Coordinator
My summer internship turned into a part-time internship, and ultimately led to a full-time position after graduation. The skills and practices I learned, including onsite experience during the construction administration process, have guided my career at the firm to this day. As a result, I work hard to recruit, teach, and mentor our summer interns. Avery Stokes Mechanical Engineer-in-Training
As a young professional, Gresham Smith has allowed me to fulfill my professional passions and interests, while enhancing my personal development. As a new-hire, I felt valued and respected, which helped form the confidence I needed to fulfill my role. From building effective communication strategies that represent the firm to working with colleagues from all walks of life, my time thus far at Gresham Smith has been very rewarding. Hailey Cunningham Communications Specialist
I interned at Gresham Smith for three summers. I’m a transportation engineer now, but as an intern I worked with the surveyors and civil engineers in our Land Planning market and field inspectors in our Water + Environment market. The variety I experienced is why I’m passionate about giving students a well-rounded internship and exposing them to jobsites. Cody Crews Transportation Roadway Department Leader
I spent my internships working with our electrical engineers, where I got to experience a variety of projects and learned new skills that you can’t find in a classroom. My coworkers mentored me and helped me gain hands-on experience, which is why I look forward to mentoring interns as they start their careers. Morgan Byers Electrical Engineer-in-Training

We’re hiring!

Are you a college student or recent graduate? Check out our openings for summer internships and entry-level positions and apply today!

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