Keeley Companies offers an interactive internship experience that empowers interns to gain hands-on experience and fully immerse themselves in the world-class Keeley culture. Interns work alongside proud Keeley'ns including executives, team members, craftspeople, and other interns to apply knowledge learned in the classroom and develop a better understanding of the industry.
With the goal to create the next generation of Keeley’ns, the internship program across Keeley Companies is truly unlike any other. Implementing our strategic process, the KeeleyWay, into the internship program allows our interns to create visions, set goals, and hold themselves and each other accountable. From day one, interns are welcomed into the family and are empowered to drive results and unleash their potential.
Internships are available in a variety of support and operational groups across Keeley Companies. From supporting our teams from the office, to managing job sites, or even a bit of both, the Keeley Companies Internship Program is focused on providing real-world experience to show interns what a day looks like in their field, and empowers them to be a meaningful contributor to their team.
Internships are offered in the following operational and support groups:
Civil | Paving | Building | Industrial | OSP | Wireless | Technology | Engineering
Safety | Risk Management | Human Resources | Marketing | Accounting | Fleet
Contracts & Operational Support | Internal IT | #KeeleyCares | And More!
Keeley Companies offers a variety of summer internship opportunities across various groups. All interns go through an action packed two-day orientation to kick off their summer, a mid-summer intern STP meeting, and a variety of events and opportunities to get to know each other, experience our culture, and give back to the community.
In addition to our robust Internship Program, Keeley Companies also offers an immersive co-op experience. Co-ops allow interns the opportunity to get a better look into the industry and become a vital part of the Keeley Family - staying with their team, full or part-time, while they are still attending school.
The ultimate goal of our internship program is to create the next generation of Keeley'ns. We offer many interns the opportunity to come back as an intern for an additional summer if they have not yet graduated college. We've also converted nearly all of our co-ops to full-time hires upon the completion of their co-op.
In addition to offering lucrative paid summer internships, we invite our most recent intern class back each December to share about their experience. Interns have the opportunity to earn $250 as they present to leaders from across Keeley Companies to help us continue to improve our internship experience year over year. We also offer referral bonuses of $150 to former interns who refer new interns to our program. We believe whole-heartedly in investing in our next generation of Keeley'ns!
Don't Take Our Word For It...
"When you're going to school for business, you don't generally think construction is the industry you will end up in. However, there are more opportunities at Keeley Companies than just operational roles - and with Keeley's incredible growth, the opportunities for career advancement are truly endless. I have no doubt I have found my career destination at Keeley."
- Layne Black (2017 Intern) | Communications Manager
"Through my internship and co-op with L. Keeley, I was able to receive incredible experience in a variety of industries - both in the office and on the jobsite. Keeley has absolutely given me the opportunity to bring my personal vision to life and reach my career goals."
- Austin Smith (2016 & 2017 Intern) | Assistant Project Manager
"My internship with Keeley Companies was fun, challenging, hands-on, and dynamic. The experience I received was unique in comparison to other internships. I was truly treated as part of the team from day one and was empowered to follow my interests and build the experience that I desired."
- Isabella Byers (2018 & 2019 Intern) | Assistant Claims Manager
Going Strong During COVID-19
Despite going through a global pandemic, our internship program was in full force in 2020. With 33 interns across Keeley Companies, the summer may have looked a little different, but we did not take a break from creating the next generation of Keeley'ns. Watch the video to see how we pivoted during COVID-19 and learn a little more about our 2020 intern class.