Paid Internships in Plumbing, HVAC, Excavation and Electrical Services
Flow Right offers paid internships in the skilled trades in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Have you always wanted to pursue a career in a field like plumbing, HVAC, electric or excavation? We can help you jumpstart your future with our 8+ week paid internship program during spring, summer and fall.
Flow Right Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric has made it our mission to create a new generation of skilled professionals trained in trades that are critical to the health and safety of our communities. We have designed a comprehensive internship that combines hands-on experience working alongside experts in the field. If you are looking for summer employment opportunities that will help propel your career, this is the one to choose!
Internship Program Overview
Flow Right’s internship program is designed to provide interns with as much real work experience as possible. Interns work Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They attend weekly meetings that allow them to discuss their experiences and learn more about becoming a professional tradesperson. Interns will sample from multiple disciplines while overseen by experienced mentors.
Interns report to project leads and the general manager, as well as the foreman. In addition to their on-the-job training, interns will also be instructed on maintaining equipment, making repairs and problem-solving on the job. Flow Right also provides classroom instruction in:
- Safety in construction
- “Success in the New Economy” (video presentation)
- Physical preparation and maintenance (i.e. stretching and calisthenics) for the construction industry
- Understanding net worth and negative net worth
- Harassment training
- Resume writing tips
- Interviewing skills
Examples of Trades Explored During Your Flow Right Internship
Flow Right’s internship encompasses all of the trades/services that we provide to our customers. We combine an HVAC internship program, a plumbing internship, an electrician internship and an excavation internship into one immersive experience. Interns will get the opportunity to work in:
- Residential New Construction Plumbing
- Commercial New Construction Plumbing
- Residential Electric
- Commercial Electric
- Environmental Construction/Excavation (underground utility)
- Heating & Cooling (HVAC, boilers, furnaces) New Construction
- …and more!
What You Will Learn While Interning with Flow Right?
Our internship combines on-the-job experience with education on customer service, safety, workplace etiquette and other key skills.
Ride along with the best of the best. We pair up our interns with the best mentors in Southern Colorado. Our mentors are experienced, talented and well-trained in providing quality service and an exceptional customer experience. Interns will learn how the best of the best use their skills each day in their jobs. We select our mentors specifically for their ability to patiently support our interns as they attain new skills and learn the ins and outs of the trade.
Flow Right interns don’t just watch as their mentors perform their daily tasks. They get to work right alongside them! Interns will perform their own assigned tasks under the guidance of their mentor. Interns will perform repairs, assist with installs and much more as they ride along with their mentor. The best way to learn is to actually engage in the process. That is why we treat our interns like the professionals they aspire to be.
Customer Service Training
Customer service is an essential part of the trades and one that is often overlooked in vocational training. As a leading provider of home services in Southern Colorado, we know better than anyone the benefits of providing a superior customer experience. Our training will help you at every level of your career and may be one of the most valuable skills you can attain.
Do You Have What It Takes to be a Flow Right Intern?
Are you interested in becoming a paid intern with Flow Right Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric? We are looking for individuals with the following skills:
- Eager to learn
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Paid Vocational Internship Program
What is an internship?
An internship is a temporary work experience that allows individuals to experience what it is like to work a given job. While internships are often associated with college or high school students, Flow Right trade internships are open to anyone who wants to get experience in the trades.
Is an internship considered vocational training?
It is at Flow Right. We provide hands-on skills to prepare you for work in your chosen field.
Why does Flow Right offer paid internships?
Flow Right interns are hard workers and they provide a valuable service to our company. We believe that internships should be compensated for their time and that unpaid internships are unfair. They work right alongside our technicians, serving as assistants even as they are trained. They deserve a fair wage for their work.
Will an internship help me have a successful apprenticeship?
While an internship is not required to obtain an apprenticeship, it can help you if you are still struggling to decide if you want to pursue a career in the trades. If you would like to sample trades without committing to the intensive commitment required by an apprenticeship, an internship might just be perfect for you.
Do you offer paid internships for high schoolers or job opportunities for high school graduates?
Yes, all internships are paid, regardless of your age or school status.
Do you offer paid internships for high schoolers near me?
We have open paid summer internships in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
Is this internship only open to students?
No, this internship is not only open to students. We accept qualified applicants in all phases of life. If you are looking to shift careers, but you are not sure if you want to pursue a trade, an internship is a short-term way to get paid while you figure out what you want.
How much do paid internships pay?
Check our internship job posting to find the most current pay rates.
Does Flow Right offer paid internships near me?
Flow Right offers paid internships in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. You can apply for our open opportunities here.
How many hours do interns work each week?
Interns may work up to 40 hours (full-time) a week during the program.
What if I don’t want to work in a certain trade? Can I skip that portion of the internship?
Flow Right’s trade internship is designed to provide insight into multiple vocations. While you may not have the goal of becoming an electrician or an excavator, working within these fields, even for a brief time, experience in these fields will make you better at your job. This is especially true in home services, where many trades overlap.
Do I get high school or college credit for interning with Flow Right?
Flow Right cannot determine if you will receive credit at your institution. However, we are more than willing to work with you and report the hours you work and the skills you learn to your school.
Why should I pursue a vocational career?
You should pursue a vocational career if you like solving problems, helping others, working with your hands and working independently. Skilled tradespeople are in high demand and every trade is in desperate need of new professionals with a passion for working hard and getting the job done right.
I don’t know what trade I want to pursue. Can Flow Right help me decide?
At Flow Right, we like to say that the trade picks the person. It is highly likely that you will figure out your passion on your own as you work in your internship. However, if you still find yourself struggling, our mentors can help guide you. They know your strengths and weaknesses in each trade better than anyone. They will provide you with insight into which trade is best.
Can I start with an apprenticeship instead of an internship?
Yes, you can start with an apprenticeship instead of an internship. You can apply for apprenticeships here.
I’m only 16. Can I still apply for an internship?
We do allow students to participate in our paid internships. However, there may be some limitations with regard to operating heavy equipment, working on certain projects and so forth. You can reach out to our HR team to ask questions by emailing careers@FlowRightPHI.com.
Do I need to interview for this position?
Yes, you will need to interview for your internship.