Black & McDonald is now accepting applications for our Summer 2019 Internship Program!

Who we are

Black & McDonald is an ambitious, family-owned business that values our employees, operates with integrity and respect, and chases the most exciting opportunities. We are industry leaders in integrated, multi-trade contracting, providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, and industrial, commercial and institutional markets. With over 25 offices across Canada, the US and Bermuda and over 5,500 employees, we maintain an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. We are pursuing a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people. We are always willing to pioneer new business opportunities and directions, and support our hard-working team of industry professionals who make us the company that we are today.

What makes our Internship Program different?

At Black & McDonald, you're not just an intern – you’re part of the family. The Program is centrally supported, fully leveraged summer employment that offers you the chance to bridge theory to practice. We’ll partner with you to provide engaging, meaningful, and impactful work experiences that will boost your career in the right direction.

The Internship Program is specifically designed to help you learn and grow in a supportive environment. You’ll follow a customized work plan to guide your learning, be partnered with a mentor who will offer regular coaching and feedback, get the chance to participate in online training, and easily collaborate with other interns across North America. As a valued intern, you’ll have ample opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of our team.

Example duties and responsibilities

  • Participate in maintenance and creation of project documentation (e.g. safety, materials, change orders, quantities, and productivity records)
  • Learn to interpret project contract documents and drawings
  • Participate in client meetings and interpreting requirements
  • Understand the process and details involved with project scheduling and planning
  • Assist with equipment and material sourcing
  • Relationship building with subcontractors and suppliers for information and pricing
  • Assisting with additional estimating
  • Learn how to prepare quantity take-offs supporting the estimating stage of the project lifecycle
  • Assist with invoicing and preparing supporting documentation, tracking and request forms
  • Participate in activities in both a traditional office setting as well as off-site jobsite
  • Any additional opportunities in related projects to solidify the learning experience

Support resources

  • A structured work plan customized to the applicable business line
  • An assigned mentor to provide dedicated support, regular coaching, and ongoing feedback
  • Opportunity to network and build relationships with intern peers
  • Online learning on soft-skills training
  • Collaborative support network of interns coast to coast
  • Centralized support from the program manager
  • Opportunity to demonstrate learning and participate in hands-on application


  • A great attitude and enthusiasm for learning
  • Available from May – August, 2019
  • Mobility (inter/intra-state) is considered an asset
  • Completed or pursuing a diploma in a related field. Examples include:
    • Building systems engineering / technician / technologist
    • Civil engineering / technician / technologist
    • Construction engineering technology
    • Construction management
    • Electrical engineering / technician / technologist
    • Estimating
    • Mechanical engineering / technician / technologist
    • Project management
    • Power systems engineering / technician / technologist