Interns

Interns/Co-ops

Murphy Company offers internships and co-ops in various departments to provide students the opportunity to experience jobs within the construction industry.

It allows the student to combine classroom learning with real-world experience. It also permits the student to explore their field of study to determine if it truly is a match for the career they envision.

Many of our interns and co-ops are Mechanical Engineering or Construction Management students; however, we also have offered internships to Management Information System, Information Technology, and Business Administration students. We strive to make the internships and co-op opportunities meaningful by offering practical experience and exposing the students to real-world events they will encounter in the construction industry.

Our internships and co-op opportunities have a history of success and have proven to be a springboard from which students can launch a career at Murphy. For example, approximately 40% of our Design/Build team is comprised of former Murphy interns and co-ops who began their careers with us after graduation. They have grown in knowledge and experience, with some accepting supervisory, mentoring, and leadership roles.

Internships and co-op opportunities are mutually valuable to the student and to Murphy. The students can explore different roles within their fields of study and Murphy is exposed to high-quality students passionate about their future careers. It’s another example of developing enduring relationships that start before the student’s career even begins.

  • Ryan Hesker, Engineer

    Years of industry experience: Approximately 1 year
    What led you to Murphy: I worked as a summer intern for two years before being hired as an Engineer upon my graduation from Miami University of Ohio.
    Your favorite thing about working at Murphy Company: Getting to work on large scale projects in the St. Louis area and getting to see them from start to finish. I also love the atmosphere at Murphy Company and the way everyone is always willing to stop what they are doing to help someone else.
    What has been your favorite project to work on: Missouri Botanical Gardens Museum Remodel
    Your favorite sports team: St. Louis Blues
    Your favorite food: Italian
    Three words to describe you: Determined, hard-worker, committed

  • Nick Zehrt, Design/Build Engineer

    Years of industry experience: 5 years
    What led you to Murphy: I began in St. Louis as an intern, then I was hired as an Engineer and transferred to Denver after providing assist on the Breckenridge Brewery Project in Colorado.
    Your favorite thing about working at Murphy Company: Working in the Murphy Design / Build group provides the opportunity to design projects on paper (and virtually), see the installation as it progresses, and get feedback from our craftsmen and project managers on how to better communicate our intent on the plans for the next project.
    What has been your favorite project to work on?: Coolest jobsite: Breckenridge Brewery, Favorite D/B CO job: 7100 Belleview Heating and Cooling Plant Replacement, Favorite D/B STL job: Phelps County Regional Medical Center AHU 17 & 18 Replacement
    Your favorite sports team: Mizzou Tigers Football (it’s been a rough year…)
    Your favorite food: Steak
    Three words to describe you: Detail-oriented, ambitious, easygoing

  • Hayden Rice, Project Engineer

    Years of industry experience: 5 years
    What led you to Murphy: I came to Murphy as an intern, and now I am a Project Engineer in the Northern Colorado Group working on jobs from Greeley to Denver.
    Your favorite thing about working at Murphy Company: Working on diverse projects in unique and challenging facilities.
    What has been your favorite project to work on?: Woodward ITS 
    Your favorite sports team: Denver Broncos/CSU Rams
    Your favorite food: Smoked Meats
    Three words to describe you: ambitious, easy-going, honest 

  • Dan Murphy, Design/Build HVAC Manager

    Years of industry experience: Started as an intern at Murphy Company in 2000
    What led you to Murphy: I began my career at Murphy as an intern, was hired as an Engineer upon my graduation, and now lead a group of HVAC professionals.
    Your favorite thing about working at Murphy Company: The people and their experience
    What has been your favorite project to work on?: Edward Jones – 201 Progress Parkway – Working with a good team to bring an old building back to life.
    Your favorite sports team: Whatever team my kids are on or the St. Louis Blues
    Your favorite food: Reuben sandwich without dressing
    Three words to describe you: I strive to be hard-working, honest, and dependable