Post your Internship on the CREATE Career Center selecting the internship option. You’ll be asked to create an account. Both jobs and internships for entry level positions are free to post for the employer.
The internship can vary in length and frequency. You may choose to have your student work anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks for 15 to 40 hours per week. If your time is limited, 3 five-hour days for 3 weeks can still provide a meaningful work experience and create a new hiring opportunity for your company after the student graduates. The following example is based on an 8-week experience.
WEEK 1: Provide an Orientation to Your Company, CREATE and the Commercial Real Estate Industry
Introduction to all company and building employees
Tour of property/surrounding area
Arrange to visit a CREATE partner’s office (BOMA, IREM or NAIOP), and/or have them attend an industry event
Hold a staff introduction lunch on their first day, or within the first week
Overview of the company’s organizational structure and each department’s objective
Company policies and procedures
Ensure that the student has their own workspace, computer, and necessary peripherals.
WEEKS 2 – 8: Providing Relevant & Meaningful Work
Assign a manager to serve as mentor for intern
Arrange for student to spend one day (or half day) with each department, if possible: engineering, accounting, construction, leasing, security manager, janitorial manager, parking manager, etc.
If applicable, arrange for a tour of different properties within your company’s portfolio
Plan specific projects that student can participate and assist with; pull ideas from your colleagues – what work/projects do they have on their back-burners that a student can assist with?
Once tasks/projects identified, provide adequate training and direction for student
Have intern keep a portfolio of anything they produce during internship
Hold weekly progress meetings
Arrange tours/visits to other commercial property related business offices
FINAL DAY: Wrapping Up
Complete a performance review at end of program
Company/mentor and student will turn in an assessment of the program and their experience to the CREATE team
Our biggest asset in commercial real estate is our people. Bringing in students from diverse backgrounds will help us ask the right questions and evolve our business to provide an even better product for our clients.
Mark Kelly, Able Services
I’ve been so impressed with the quality of interns our company has sourced through CREATE's training program; we’ve now hired several of them as full-time employees!
Rick Buziak, Swift Real Estate Partners
I was able to learn and have a heads up because of the CREATE program. This really was the golden ticket.
Anne Chung, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2021, employed by CBRE
The return on investment is definitely ten-fold. You get a lot of students who are passionate, eager, workforce ready.
I'm so grateful to the CREATE program for teaching me everything I know to be successful in my job.
Lanie Randrup, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2021, employed by JLL
It's hard to come up with something that would make CREATE better. I truly believe they give you everything you need to get the most out of the program.
Cameron Newcomb, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2021, employed by CBRE
We’re not only training a CRE workforce through our partnership with CREATE; we’re highlighting commercial real estate as a career alternative in a highly complex, technology focused Bay Area.
Sandra Boyle, Cushman & Wakefield
Keep on looking to CREATE for a talent pipeline because that right there brings so much value to your company.
Christine Mann, Rockhill Management
The CREATE program gave me that framework to understand how a building operates that I wouldn't have been able to learn without time in the industry.
Marco McCartney, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2021, employed by Cushman & Wakefield
CREATE's commercial real estate fellows classes support our industry’s growing employment needs.
Tawni Sullivan, Alexandria Real Estate Equities
I would think that any forward thinking employer would want to invest in the CREATE program because it produces a group of dedicated individuals who could be their future employee.
Sam Hoyle, CREATE CRE Certificate Holder, Columbia Property Trust
CREATE completely surpassed all of my expectations. Everything I was able to learn in CREATE I'm actually able to put to work everyday. It's not just property management, its leasing, its design and more.
Alexis Escaranio, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2021, interned at Rockhill Management
The CREATE program prepared me for the job and then also through their job board I was able to find a job.
Jered Baker, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2020, employed by RiverRock Real Estate Group
We're on the right track with this program. It's fantastic.
Linda Foster, RiverRock Real Estate Group
CREATE's real estate classes are developing “job ready” employees ready to make a difference in our industry.
Stanley Roualdes, Shorenstein
If you're not involved in this you are missing a great opportunity. Get involved, participate, contribute.
Glenn Good, Tishman Speyer
The amount of success I've had through CREATE has been incredible. The network that I built through the CREATE program created the pathway to my new position.
Kaitlyn Klinger, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2020, Boston Properties
The best way to get an employee that's eager and hungry to learn more is definitely through the CREATE program.
Amy La, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2021, Employed by JLL
How much have we contributed to the companies that we've worked with? A little donation is trivial compared to what we contribute to these companies.