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College - Builder Trainee Intern

College - Builder Trainee Intern

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Our company’s mission is to be America’s leading private homebuilder. We are focused on delivering to our customers the home and features that they uniquely desire with the craftsmanship, durability and a long standing reputation that's uniquely Drees.


Drees Homes, family-owned and operated for over 85 years, is ranked as the thirty-second largest home builder in the country by BUILDER media brand as well as the fourteenth largest privately-owned home builder in the country.


Drees has been recognized with many prestigious industry honors, including the home building industry’s equivalent of the Triple Crown, winning all three major industry awards: America's Best Builder, National Housing Quality Award and National Builder of the Year.


Headquartered in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, Drees operates in Northern Kentucky; Cincinnati and Cleveland, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL;  Nashville, TN; Raleigh, NC; Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia ; Austin, Houston, and Dallas, TX.  The company operates as “Drees Custom Homes” in Texas.


The Builder Trainee Internship Program is a paid, structured learning experience that provides students with a strong understanding of Drees Homes and the residential homebuilding industry.  The intern will assist a Builder/Superintendent in his/her daily work duties as it relates to cost control, scheduling, quality control, customer satisfaction, safety and general supervision.  The intern will also be responsible for completing multiple assignments throughout the internship.  The experience will be rewarding, engaging, meaningful and educational. 


Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with proper sequencing and scheduling of trade contractors
  • Assist Builder/Superintendent by assuming responsibility for scheduling and management of trade contractors
  • Ensure that construction phases under your supervision are properly completed
  • Become familiar with Drees' performance specifications and ensure that activities are meeting these requirements
  • Ensure homes are 100% complete for the Warranty Quality Inspection and homeowner orientation lists are 100% complete prior to closing
  • Exchange cost variance information with the division purchasing department
  • Collaborate with the warranty department to ensure any potential complaints are handled promptly
  • Be responsible for the general cleanliness and safety of subdivisions
  • Maintain a professional demeanor when interacting with internal as well as external customers



  • Working toward a degree in Construction Management or a related field
  • Specializing or course work in residential construction
  • Maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Sophomore or Junior status preferred
  • Some work experience in the field related to construction 


There are many benefits to students participating in the Drees Homes Internship program, which include:

  • Receiving college credit (if applicable)
  • Fulfilling degree requirements (if applicable)
  • Applying academic coursework in a professional capacity
  • Development of new, transferable skills
  • Growing their professional network
  • Determining their ideal job
  • Verifying career interests
  • Exploring various departments within an organization
  • Experience living in a new area
  • Potential opportunity for full-time employment


Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Work Place


To learn more about Drees Homes, please visit our website – www.dreeshomes.com.