This intern will be assigned to the Capital Projects Section, which operates within the Department of County Management’s Facilities and Property Management Division. The intern might also work with architectural firms the County uses for design services. S/he will gain exposure to and understanding of the fundamental construction process that is important to all construction professionals in performing as designers, construction engineers, or construction project managers, and will gain experience with the Division’s role in project planning and administration and the Project Charter’s role in defining a project’s scope, budget, and schedule. The intern will build on his/her knowledge of construction project management documents, the role of codes in design and construction, interpreting specifications and drawings, and bidding process methodologies. By understanding the journey from an initial bid into work plans, contract documents and a tangible finished product, the intern will develop an appreciation for designs that transform theory and innovation into feasible, buildable solution. S/he will come away with an understanding of the importance of a project budget and the constraints funding places on a project. The intern will be assigned readings prior to the beginning of the internship that will familiarize him/her to necessary qualifications.