Meet Our Summer Construction Management Interns

Summer is finally here, and we’re excited to welcome a new cohort of construction management interns to the S. Watts Group team! The S. Watts Group is excited to introduce these bright young minds to our network and to provide them with real-world experiences that will prepare them for a successful career in construction management.

We are thrilled to have Ky, Kaegan, and Ethan on board and are looking forward to all the amazing things they will achieve with us over the coming weeks. Welcome to the team!

Howdy! From Our 2023 Interns

SWG - Ky Zarate - Intern 2023

Ky Zarate

Texas A&M University Class of 2024

“I have always wanted to be in some sort of building. I grew up mostly around residential construction, so commercial is a whole new experience for me. I am excited to build on the lessons that I learned already this spring and begin to really apply that knowledge.”

Hailing from Victoria, TX, Ky is a lover of all things outdoors – hunting, fishing, and golf being his hobbies of choice. His passion spills over into his academic life as well – he loves being a part of the cherished traditions showcased at Texas A&M. When searching for an internship, what stood out to Ky about S. Watts Group was the family atmosphere fostered by our smaller, tight-knit company. He’s most excited to build on the lessons learned during his recent semester and apply that knowledge to the world of construction during his time with our team.

Fun Facts About Ky

Favorite Project Type: Ground-Up

Favorite Tailgate Game: Washers!

BBQ or Crawfish? Crawfish

Kaegan Gibbs

Texas State University Class of 2025

“S. Watts really stood out to me after meeting David and Kaleb Dittrich. They seemed like great guys when I talked to them at a career fair, and they had lots to offer for me.”

Kaegan Intern

Gather ‘round and welcome the latest addition to our family at the S. Watts Group, Kaegan! Originally from Mont Belvieu, Texas, he made a big move over to Texas State. When he’s not casting a line, tracking game, or attending class, he’s soaking up the scenic views of the San Marcos River. What really sets Kaegan apart is his passion for construction. And now, joining our team, Kaegan is eager to get his hands dirty and dive into some real-life management situations. Alongside our Superintendents, he’s excited to see first-hand how these builds come together and make his mark on the construction industry! So, let’s give him a warm welcome and show him the ropes, S. Watts style!

Fun Facts About Kaegan

Favorite Project Type: Interior Remodeling

Favorite Tailgate Game: Washers & Cornhole

BBQ or Crawfish? Crawfish!

SWG 2023 Intern - Ethan Sandate

Ethan Sandate

Texas State University Class of 2025

“I’m most excited about gaining knowledge on how to be successful in the construction industry by working alongside the S. Watts Group team this summer.”

Let’s give a warm welcome to the newest addition to our team – Ethan! As he enters his Junior year at Texas State University, he is excited to delve into the construction internship with S. Watts Group. Calling the charming small town of Mont Belvieu, TX home, Ethan enjoys staying active and exploring new destinations. His outgoing personality and love for meeting people made him a great fit for our team. What first sparked his interest in construction, you may ask? It was his fascination with home building that led him here. As he joins us for the summer, Ethan is eager to tackle exciting new projects and hone his skills while working alongside a friendly group of professionals.

Fun Facts About Ethan

Favorite Project Type: Ground-Up

Favorite Activity: Traveling w/ my family!

BBQ or Crawfish? Crawfish

As construction interns, they will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry. Our goal is to provide each with hands-on experiences that aid in developing essential skills for any general contractor while helping each to unlock their full potential as a construction professional. Whether you’re coordinating project timelines, managing schedules, or identifying cost-saving opportunities, you’ll be part of a supportive, dynamic team that’s committed to your success.

We’re thrilled to have these guys join us this summer and can’t wait to see all the amazing experiences and learning opportunities that are in store for these guys!

Follow Ky, Keagan & Ethan on their journey this summer!

Hear From Our Past Interns

Our internship program provides a realistic view of working in a general contractor environment through meaningful, hands-on experiences. Our interns assume a wide variety of responsibilities during their time at S. Watts Group. Hear our former interns speak about their experience with S. Watts Group before coming on as full-time employees after graduation.

Apply to Our Construction Management Internship

The Construction Internship at S. Watts is open to junior and senior students studying construction management/science courses. Responsibilities include supporting the project management team through file management, document control (including submittals, RFIs, and change orders), and progress reporting.

We accept intern applications on a rolling basis, so feel free to apply anytime!