The power of Internship: Nurturing the Future Thought Leaders for the Built Environment

We take our internship program very seriously. After all, young people are the next generation of thinkers (the learning at Alpin goes both ways) and we are very proud to be able to offer one of the most hands-on programs in the region. Forget the misconception about interns just making coffee, photocopying or running endless errands. From day one, our interns are mentored and allowed to engage in some of the most cutting-edge work imaginable. Our aim is to nurture future talent, with the hope that they’ll one day become part of the Alpin family. In fact, one of the most exciting aspects of our internship is that over 90% of interns receive full time job offers after they finish the program.

“The Alpin internship has been a fantastic opportunity. It has provided me with the chance to gain real-world experience across a range of projects,” says Owais Yousef who joined the program in July 2017, fresh from a degree in Sustainable and Renewable Energy from the University of Sharjah. Owais has been a full-time employee since January this year. “Alpiners are very welcoming and are extremely happy to provide support and guidance. This nurturing environment has made Alpin a place to further develop my skills and knowledge.”

Alpin welcomes interns from all over the world and also reinvests heavily in local talent. Some of the universities that we work with include the American University of Sharjah, the Masdar Institute, Carlton (Canada), California Polytechnic (Cal Poly), the London School of Economics, the University of California Davis, RMIT University (Australia) and Curtin University of Technology (Australia). Applicants are typically enrolled in undergraduate studies or a graduate (Masters or PhD) from one of our accredited colleges. They come from a background in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Building Physics and Business.

“Alpin as a company truly believes in sustainability and the services it provides to its clients. This characteristic of Alpin, along with their reputation as a pioneer in the field of sustainability in the GCC, makes it a very attractive company to be an intern in,” says Shri Kiruba, who has been an intern since March 2018. Prior to joining Alpin she completed a Masters in Environmental Economics and Climate Change at the London School of Economics, and a Masters in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis.

“The company’s vision aligns closely with my own passion for sustainability and working here has provided a solid introduction to the implementation of sustainability in the GCC.”

Internships run for an average of 3, 6 or 12 months to ensure an all-round immersion in a wide variety of areas. Find out more about the Alpin Internship Program.