Internship & Co-op Opportunities

Internship Experience

As an intern at Helix Electric you will be trusted with meaningful responsibilities that have a lasting impact on the projects you touch. This hands-on approach to learning coupled with our top-notch mentor program affords all Helix interns the opportunity to develop skills that ensure their continued growth well beyond graduation. Our University Relations (UR) Team is dedicated to ensuring all interns have an experience where they learn, grow, and contribute value.

Why Helix?

Team Helix is dedicated to providing all our interns with the resources they need to be set up for success. We have an entire University Relations Team who provides support from recruiting through graduation and potential full-time employment. To provide a well-rounded experience, all interns are exposed to a variety of project types, phases of construction, diverse assignments, and project teams. Check out Orientation, a Day in the Life, and Program Pieces to see examples of ways we support your personal and professional growth.



All interns will participate in a two day formal orientation. Spring and fall orientation take place virtually. Summer orientation takes place in-person at Helix’s corporate headquarters in San Diego, California.

During orientation, students are exposed to:

  • Industry-related terminology and procedures
  • Networking with various departments
  • Participating in team building activities
  • Hands-on field exposure (job walk, conduit bending, materials workshop)
  • Engaging in meaningful dialogue with the Executive Leadership Team

This event enhances understanding of the Helix Culture and promotes an intern community.

Day in the Life of a Helix Intern

Each day in a Project Engineer intern’s term is different and full of new challenges/responsibilities. This video is an insight into some of those experiences:

  • Technology : 360 cameras, Bluebeam, Navisworks,  Accubid, HoloBuilder, Labor Chart
  • Collaboration: Project Teams, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Vendors
  • Technical: Take-Offs, Submittals, RFIs, Prefabrication Orders,  Material Tracking, Energization/Close-Out

This hands-on learning style lays a foundation for building a career in the construction industry. Helix provides opportunities while encouraging you to take ownership of your growth.

Program Pieces

Our structured program was intentionally designed to ensure interns across the country, regardless of office location or project team, have the same opportunities to excel. These program pieces were developed with interns in mind.

  • Goal Setting : Communicate personal professional goals to cater your Helix experience
  • Comprehensive Evaluation : Dedicated time to reflect on progress with manager
  • Yammer Posts : Create a connected community across all of the Helix locations
  • Jobsite Visits : Experience a variety of Helix’s diverse projects
  • Mentorship (Mentor Intern, Manager, and UR Meetings) : Connect with teammates from various departments, learn best practices, and receive support on complex project issues


San Diego (Headquarters)

Office: San Diego, CA (Headquarters)

San Diego is home to our Corporate Headquarters. In addition to having project teams at this location, this is where we house a lot of our company support departments like Estimating, Human Resources, IT, and Payroll. The San Diego teams love to give back to the community and often participate in fundraising activities. One of the annual favorites is our participation in the Martin Luther King march.

Las Vegas, NV

Office: Las Vegas, NV

Giving back to our community is a top priority for us. As an organization we are dedicated to giving back to the communities that provide for us and our families daily, one cause at a time. Here our Vegas team is spreading holiday cheer with their annual toy drive.

Reno, NV

Office: Reno, NV

Team Helix is filled with life-long learners. Mentorship and hands-on learning fuel our ability to help our people grow. We always strive to improve ourselves and our teams. Here’s our Reno team visiting their mentors on site.

Los Angeles, CA

Office: Los Angeles, CA

At Helix Electric, safety is engrained in our culture, it’s a way of life.  We are relentless in our pursuit of a safe workforce. As such, we hold regular Safety Saturday’s in all regions to collaborate and maintain our dedication to this value. Here is our LA team at their most recent Safety Saturday.

Sacramento, CA

Office: Sacramento, CA

Helix is made of ambitious, talented people. What you’ll find while working here is a lot of comradery mixed with a competitive nature. Our Sacramento team takes their annual  NFL draft pick event very seriously.

Oakland, CA

Office: Oakland, CA

Helix is truly a family. We care about each other as people, not just as colleagues. And we work tirelessly to build and maintain strong teams. Here our Oakland office is team building on the basketball court when we rented out Oracle Stadium for a Sacrament and Oakland office tournament.

Honolulu, HI

Office: Honolulu, HI

Our teams excel on and off the jobsite. We are made up of individuals who push themselves to succeed. Team Helix, Hawaii climbs high to reach future goals on their regular team hiking trips


Washington, D.C.

Office: Washington, D.C.

Our DC team is very patriotic. This is fitting given their location near our country’s capital and the amount of government projects they work on. Here they are recognizing those who have served during their Veteran’s Day celebration.

Great Wolf Lodge

UCLA Wasserman Football Performance Center

San Ysidro Port of Entry

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodel Center (ARTIC)

Fort Bliss Hospital

Reston Gateway

Town Square WeWork

EchoWater Waste Water Treatment Facility

Pier 70