Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning

Construction Industry Intern Program

The Bay Area SMACNA Intern Program started in 2000 as an excellent employment opportunity for students, as well as a way to introduce the different careers available within the various specialties of the sheet metal construction industry.


Bay Area SMACNA has received over 4,000 Intern Applications since the inception of this program and has placed approximately 600 students in intern positions throughout the Greater Bay Area.  Many of the Interns have been offered permanent employment after graduating, and many of them have pursued a career as a sheet metal worker in a SMWIA Local 104 Joint Apprenticeship Training Center.


Career opportunities for Bay Area SMACNA Interns include engineering, estimating, design, architecture, project management, construction management, purchasing, accounting, office administration, shop and field construction, service and repair.

  • All applicants are required to be students at least 16 years of age
  • Students under 18 are required to obtain a work permit from their school
  • Interns hired for office administrative duties may work throughout the school year
  • Interns hired for shop and/or field may only work between May 1st and September 30th                                                
  • The rate of pay is a minimum of $15.00 per hour, subject to negotiation between the Intern and Employer.            


Click Here for the 2017 Intern Application. For more information on the Intern Program, call Bay Area SMACNA at 510-635-8212 or e-mail info@bayareasmacna.org.


Contractor Members can click Here for the Intern Request Form. Please complete the form and email to Marlena Petrich at mpetrich@bayareasmacna.org or fax to 510-635-0320.




As of July 2015, we have placed 60 Interns all over the Bay Area.
Many thanks to the following companies who

have hired their 2015 Interns:



ACCO Engineered Systems

Acosta Sheet Metal
Aire Sheet Metal
Allied Heating & Air Conditioning

American A/C, Plumbing & Heating

Bel Air Mechanical

Bell Products

Brady Air Conditioning

Broadway Mechanical Contractors

Burlingame Heating
Cold Craft

Critchfield Mechanical

Fairview Heating
Frank M. Booth
HVAC CAD Services

Ray L. Hellwig Mechanical
Innovative Mechanical
Kinetics Mechanical Services

Melrose Metal Products
Monarch Mechanical

N.V. Heathorn Company

National Air Balance Co.

North Bay Commercial Services

Peterson Mechanical
RMI Mechanical

Thermal Mechanical

Van-Mulder Sheet Metal

Western Allied Mechanical








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