Co-Op Program

The right people, equipment, and processes make Independence Excavating an outstanding leader in comprehensive construction services. With our workforce, experience, equipment, safety record, and financial stability, we can tackle some of the most challenging projects across the country.

Our co-op program is designed to enhance student’s formal education with real-world experience. By combining the theories learned in the classroom with practical applications on the job, we hope to contribute to professional development, allowing you to contribute to shaping the future of the company and our project successes.


Co-ops are given meaningful work, within the office and the field, to obtain hands-on learning experiences. Co-ops are vital team members and work with our project teams nationwide. Co-ops have the ability to assist with day-to-day supervised tasks as well as to work and learn from our experienced professionals across the company. The goal of the co-op program is to build a relationship with the student that will ultimately lead to full-time employment after graduation.

Independence Excavating hires co-ops to work with our esteemed Project Managers, Estimators, Superintendents, Safety Professionals, and Survey teams. 


  • Students pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Engineering Technology, Safety, Surveying and Mapping, or a related field
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team environment
  • Some travel is required
  • We encourage students to work multiple rotations with the company


 Spring co-ops: January-May
  • Interview period: September-October
  • Final selections: End of October
 Summer co-ops/Interns: May-August
  • Interview period: September-November
  • Final Selections: End of December
 Fall co-ops: August-December
  • Interview period: February-March
  • Final Selections: Mid-April

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Co-Op Application

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