CREATE 2017 Summer Internship


Looking for New Employees or  Short Term Staffing Support?
Join your colleagues who'll be using Interns

sourced through San Francisco State University
Summer 2017

The students enrolled in finance and real estate related classes at San Francisco State University are ready to work for you!

Contact John Bozeman at if you're interested or would like more information.

The SFSU Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program is addressing our industry’s talent shortage by providing our members with job-ready internship candidates for the summer of 2017. As a host, you can help these students further explore their commercial property career interest by offering a short-duration internship. From 3 weeks to 8 weeks, 15 hours to 40 hours per week, or anything in between. The SFSU CRE Certificate Program is funded by the CREATE initiative, a workforce development, industry alliance of NAIOP Bay Area Chapter, BOMA San Francisco, BOMA Oakland/East Bay and IREM San Francisco.   

Offering an internship is a great way to get an early look at a potential hire. Since 2014, our members have hired numerous students from the CRE Certificate program and every year, the demand for qualified employees continues to increase. 

Besides these simple guidelines (download the document here) for successfully employing an intern, please consider these tips on how this potential hire might help you – whether your company is a real estate operating organization or a vendor firm:

  • Since you're likely preparing budgets during the summer months, perhaps there is an aspect of comparing historical data to current estimates that would be of interest to a finance major;
  • Your chief engineer might put an intern to work in estimating utility usage and line item expenses;
  • For those anticipating a LEED certification, there is always a project that requires data gathering or a tenant survey;
  • Create a spreadsheet to track special projects for your property;
  • Create a spreadsheet -- or update a current spreadsheet to track all annual permits required at the property;
  • Assist with bidding a contract by updating the RFP per the manager's direction, tracking and comparing the responses.


Whether for your accounting department, construction management / tenant Improvement project, property management staff, or engineering personal – or even your sales and marketing team, please consider helping our students who have already expressed interest in a commercial real estate career. Please lend a hand!

Contact John Bozeman at if you're interested or would like more information.

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