CyrusOne Construction Intern - Chicago - Aurora in Chicago, Illinois

CyrusOne is looking for Interns to join our talented team of business professionals this summer at our offices in Carrollton, Texas, Aurora, Illinois, Sterling, Virginia and Chandler, Arizona. Our Internship Program provides an invaluable hands-on experience for those who want to work alongside a team that values results, enjoyment (really – we love to work hard, play hard) and learning. Forget about coffee runs – our Interns learn the ins and outs of their area of specialization and enjoy representing the company in challenging enterprise-wide projects and meaningful assignments to gain the knowledge, experience and training you will need to determine if your career choice is the right fit for you.

We provide Interns with the opportunity to learn and develop new skills while gaining a deeper understanding of concepts through immersive application. Working closely with their advisor, Interns explore their career field of interest, acquire new skills, and develop transferrable skills.

Each Intern reports to a CyrusOne leader who provides hands-on training, oversight, and mentorship.

We are looking for well-rounded individuals who have demonstrated not only outstanding academic achievement, but aptitude for leadership, teamwork, analytical capabilities, excellent communication skills and sincere interest to pursue a career in their area of expertise.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with current projects, deadlines, scheduling and priorities during the Internship

  • Complete an Intern rotation to understand the roles/positions of the department

  • Interact with Construction and Design professionals to build an in-depth understanding of real-world construction methods and challenges

  • Gain familiarity with typical construction tasks, including construction services procurement, contract award and buy-out, and the creation of RFI’s, AIA industry-standard documents, and contract documents

  • Understand the contributions and responsibilities of the Development and Investments teams throughout the life of a project

  • Accomplish daily operations of construction with the Design and Construction Team

  • Support Construction Team in the field through assistance, coordination and distribution of information required to construct the project on time, within budget and to quality standard

  • Coordinate and inspect contractor work across a variety of new projects with the goal of ensuring they meet established schedule, budgetary, and quality agreements

  • Participate in and occasionally lead construction meetings, track change order requests and problem issues, and prepare and distribute project status reports

  • Contribute feedback aimed at improving the operational success of the projects, including improved safety, cost control, and environmental effectiveness

  • Assist with obtaining information and approvals for processing shop drawings and submittals

  • Assist in the Design and Construction portions of a project under supervision of an experienced professional

  • Disseminate Construction information to appropriate parties

  • Assist in the preparation of contract items list

  • Prepare Design and Construction related calculations to support drawings and visual aids

  • Assist with data collection, input, verification, and manipulation

  • Support Construction of facilities and infrastructure, project controls, procurement and document management

  • Assist on projects involving Design and Construction systems and applications (as appropriate depending on major)

  • Utilize your knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures to complete your assigned tasks in a team environment

  • Lead your own projects, as assigned, and present your results to the team


  • Results oriented and self-motivated, excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Perform analysis and interpret results into actionable steps

  • Effective information gathering, presentation and cross functional skills

  • Strong organizational skills and hardworking attitude

Length of Internship: The Internship will start in June 4th and wrap up on August 10th. The length of the Internship will depend largely on college/university academic year calendars or graduation status.

Who’s Eligible:

  • Construction/Building Science, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Engineering or Architecture and Design major, in Junior/Senior year of Undergraduate and/or Graduate student currently attending a college or university, preferred

  • Reliable transportation to our Corporate Office

  • Secure your own temporary accomodations

  • Some travel may be required


  • Not applicable.

As a CyrusOne Intern, you'll learn and be a part of:

  • Participating in brainstorms and team collaborations

  • Researching the web and publications for relevant news to share with the team

  • Assisting with administrative tasks for all departments

  • Successfully completing each portion of your training

  • Participating in supplemental development training

  • Meeting on a regular basis with their advisor

  • Attending Intern networking events and training sessions

You may be a fit if your strengths/experience/interests include being:

  • Highly organized and self-motivated

  • A great writer (creative & technical)

  • Willingness to take on a full range of tasks; ability to multi-task

  • Proactive and curious, and you love to learn

  • Into research and problem solving

  • Proficient in social media tools, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio

Key Facts:

  • Paid Internship: Yes- hourly rate, 40 hrs/week

  • Shift Type: First shift (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM), hours may vary based on position

  • Location (s):

  • Dallas-Carrollton: 1649 W. Frankford Rd., Carrollton, TX 75007

  • Chicago-Aurora: 2905 Diehl Rd., Aurora, IL 60502

  • Northern Virginia- Sterling: 21111 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 2016

  • Phoenix-Chandler: 2335 South Ellis Street, Chandler, AZ 85286

CyrusOne is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

CyrusOne provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state or local laws. We will respond to requests for reasonable accommodations to assist you in applying for positions at CyrusOne, or to submit a resume. If you need to request an accommodation, please contact our Human Resources at 214.488.1365 (Option 7) or by email at .

CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its more than 30 data centers worldwide.

The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for hundreds of customers, including many of the Fortune 20 the Fortune 1000 lists of enterprise companies.