J.W. Fowler is proud to help the next generation succeed in our industry. We are a registered training agent with the Oregon Columbia JATC (Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee) which is recognized by both Oregon and Washington Labor & Industries. As a qualified apprentice, you will work with approved training agents in the JATC program in a hands-on environment.

The skilled craft apprenticeship program offers the resources and flexibility needed to help low-income, minority, and female workers thrive in the construction industry.

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We're excited to do our part to help you succeed in our industry.


My coworkers and superiors always had opportunities for me to get experience in something I had never seen. From preconstruction to materials, to documents and submittals, I was able to get hands-on with a lot of different processes and procedures associated with construction.
Michael True
Tunnel Engineer, Former JWF Intern '21
I would absolutely recommend this internship to anybody interested in getting experience in the civil industry. This internship program also provides an in-depth look into contracting and the values and skills needed to be successful.
Ethan Eisenhart
Colorado School of Mines, JWF Intern '21
I would describe the culture as welcoming and hardworking. This is a very good environment to learn and to grow. I've learned so much here.
John Bui
Oregon State University, JWF Intern '20
In the construction industry, an internship is invaluable. I highly value my education from Oregon State, but there are a lot of components to a career in construction that can’t be learned in a classroom. Getting out in the field to learn is so important. Coming from a girl who can appreciate a fresh manicure and high-quality mascara - trust me, spending the duration of a project in a job trailer is valuable for your career growth! I haven't run into a single person that wasn't willing to answer all of my questions, or totally help me out, or explain something from start to finish.
Lindsay Blankenship
Oregon State University, JWF Intern '20
I chose construction as my career because it gives me an opportunity to learn new skills and further my educational aspirations. It’s helped me on becoming the first person in my family to graduate from college and continue to help break down barriers, while still doing what I love. My advice to women wanting to join the trades would be to work hard, be dedicated, and remember being both soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered. Don’t give up!
Monique Buzzini
JWF Apprentice Laborer
ANEW is definitely a place to go if you're a female trying to get into construction. I am now financially capable of raising my children by myself. I enjoy working for JWF because I never thought that as a female in a male dominant industry. I’d work with such a smart, cool, very helpful, tight-knit crew of guys. Including other crews on different JWF Projects.
Debria Harris
JWF Apprentice Laborer

Go Beyond the Classroom


Gain hands-on experience, learn from specialty experts, and make a difference in the community you're working with. As a J.W. Fowler intern, you will be assigned to a project in one of our regions. Becoming familiar with a variety of project management assistance and field activities over the course of your internship will anchor classroom education to real field experience.

When you tap into the collective knowledge of our team, you will be learning from some of the best in the industry. If you’re passionate about being a part of something bigger than yourself, collaborating with a team, and truly making a difference, connect with us! Send us a message or find us at a career fair near you!

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Looking for an internship or an apprenticeship? At J.W. Fowler, you'll have the opportunity to learn from experienced mentors while logging time on real projects. Gain experience while you build relationships that will last.

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