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We believe that excellence in Transportation & Infrastructure is fueled by our culture of collaboration. Wight has almost 200 team members across our Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Transportation practices, all working in collaboration to conceive and execute projects that enrich the human experience by making the communities they touch more vital, sustainable, safe and equitable.

Students who participate in an internship at Wight gain valuable opportunities to develop their skills and learn from the diverse range of professionals we have in-house. With the resources of a large firm and the community feeling of a smaller firm, Wight provides interns with hands-on personalized mentoring. Interns are expected to contribute as full members of project teams, learn technical and client relationship skills, and will build valuable relationships with other interns through ongoing networking and recreational activities.

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"Interning with Wight gave me an entirely new perspective on design, teamwork, and company culture that I had never experienced anywhere else. I've been able to apply the skills and values I picked up here at every step of my career."

Cater Minnis, CAD Supervisor at McMaster-Carr Supply Company

What Interns Can Expect with Their Wight Experience:

  • Inclusion as active team member that provides meaningful contributions to project advancement and completion
  • Real-time interaction with construction managers, engineers, inspectors, field crew members, contractors, and consultants
  • Work collaboratively in the latest transportation technology, including Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), BIM for Infrastructure, OpenRoads modeling, Bluebeam Studio, LumenRT, and TopoDOT, as well as reality capture, 3D modeling and visualization, drones, immersive reality, and connected construction technology
  • Attend client meetings and spend time with senior leaders
  • Plus program opportunities such as project tours, social events, and career development workshops

What does the Culture of Wight look like?

  • Virtual Town Halls and Speaker Series for sharing of ideas
  • Site visits to projects under construction and recently completed
  • Wight Garden on-site at our Darien office for staff to collaboratively grow vegetables
  • A focus on employee wellness
  • Cross-discipline networking sessions and team building activities
Interns 2018
Transportation CTA Red Purple Modernization 6

Recent Projects that Interns Have Contributed to Include:

  • Illinois Tollway I-355 South Extension - Plaza 94 Maintenance Building - Project included completion preliminary and final engineering and architectural documents for the construction of the site access roadways, parking facilities, maintenance building, salt dome, water distribution, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, earthwork, and landscaping.
  • IDOT US 30 over CNRR - Project reconstructed 3,500 feet of pavement with four lanes and includes a new, 131-foot long, two-span pass bridge over the EJ&E/CN railroad tracks. Also included an overpass bridge, new pavement, improved signage, drainage, landscaping, 2,300 feet of retaining wall, and a 10-foot wide pedestrian walkway.
  • IDOT Willow Road Widening & Reconstruction - Project included three 12-foot lanes in each direction with a variable-width median to meet the existing roadway sections east and west of the project limits. The scope of work comprised of roadway alignment, profile, lighting, entrance and exit ramp design, intersection and traffic signal design, roadway signage, maintenance of traffic, and structural oversight.

"I am fully behind Wight's push for innovation in an industry lacking much technological advancement. Their use of drones to scan out-of-reach places, approach to projects, utilization of 3D modeling, etc. made me excited to work on their transportation projects."

Jakub Wojtas, 2019 Transportation Engineer

Transportation I 55 and Empire Intersection Phase 1
Transportation Lakefront Corridor Study 2