An internship at EversPartners
My name is Maurice and I’m in my third year studying Built Environment: Construction at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. From mid-August 2020 until the end of January 2021, I did my internship at EversPartners. It lasted 840 hours, spread across 21 40-hour weeks. When I entered the office on the first day of my internship, I already had a good feeling about it, even though there was plenty to get used to in that first week. After all, starting a full-time working week after over two months of summer holiday was never going to be easy. It only took me a few days to become integrated into the company. After I had completed my internship working plan (a requirement for my degree programme), I was placed on a proper live project on the sixth day of the internship. Being allowed to start working on real projects from the very start of my internship was amazing!
Activities as an intern
I worked on several projects during my internship. These included the extension to an underground car park at Hoofddorp railway station, a new-build data centre in Haarlem, a BIM pilot for Tata Steel, the structural design for a sustainable pavilion in Haarlem and several housing extensions.
Working on these projects involved modelling in Revit, doing calculations using Technosoft and QEC Excel spreadsheets and writing reports.
What did I learn at EversPartners?
I learnt some useful tips from colleagues that enabled me to improve and speed up my workflow in Revit.
In addition, I learnt to work with calculation software, such as Technosoft and Quick Eurocode. I learnt a lot about the principle behind – and how to prevent – a flat roof giving way because of water accumulation.
In the lunch breaks, I also learnt to play the card game Klaverjas, earning myself the famous challenge cup. I had it on my desk for the rest of my internship.
If you’re a student looking for a fun and above all educational internship at an engineering firm, I’d certainly recommend EversPartners!