CREATE 2018 Summer Internship


Looking for short or long-term staffing support? 
Join your colleagues who are providing job shadow opportunities 
to students sourced through SF State, starting this June.

The students enrolled in the Real Estate classes we sponsor at SF State want to supplement their classroom lessons with real-world experience are ready to work for you! Click here to answer a brief survey about the job exposure opportunities your company can provide.

Our SF State classes are addressing our industry's talent shortage by providing job-ready candidates for the summer of 2018. Please help these students further explore their commercial property career interest by offering a short-duration exposure to observe our industry: from 3 weeks to 8 weeks, from 15 hours to 40 hours per week, or anything in between.

Hosting a student should NOT be viewed as a training or mentoring program. Rather, it is simply an “exposure” program. Our interns (or call them “externs”) are smart and curious personalities who simply want exposure to calls, meetings, documents, leases, contracts, projects, departments and resources. Let them be a fly on the wall, give them access to files and allow them to tag along wherever you go. Then, be available for lunch or coffee to download at the end of the week. That’s it. A win-win-win-win for the intern, their school, management staff and the property owner.

Offering exposure to our work is a great way to get an early look at a potential hire. Since 2014, our members have hired numerous students from SF State real estate programs and every year, the demand for qualified employees continues to increase. Besides these Host 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 Tory Brubaker at if you're interested or would like more information.