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College Intern – Real Estate

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Port of Seattle

2mo ago

🚀 Summer Internship


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Summer Internship

Architecture & Urban Planning, Real Estate & PropertySeattle


  • The Port of Seattle Real Estate Asset Management (Real Estate) team oversees commercial, industrial, retail and hospitality properties located in Seattle as far north as Shilshole Bay Marina and as far south as Terminal 117. The Real Estate team is seeking a college intern to help the Port with a variety of Real Estate projects. The types of projects include updating green leasing language in lease templates, organizing the Real Estate team’s SharePoint sites, and cataloging and prioritizing capital projects across Port properties.
  • Your summer work will include supporting the Real Estate staff by conducting focused research, presenting findings, making recommendations, and reshaping procedures.


  • A student:
  • You must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or a recent graduate (< 1 year ago) in a degree program such as Planning, Real Estate, Architecture, Environmental Science, Sustainability, or a related field.
  • Committed to Equity:
  • You will apply equity and exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work. At the Port of Seattle, equity is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all Port employees. 
  • Technical Skills:
  • You are knowledgeable about environmental science related to building operations, with an interest in sustainability, emissions reductions, water conservation, heating and cooling technology, and solid waste reduction. You are skilled in gathering, analyzing, and leveraging research and data to inform decision-making, and are adept at concise technical writing.
  • Collaborator:
  • You are comfortable working as part of a team, sharing ideas, and leveraging the expertise of those around you to advance your work.
  • Strategic Thinker:
  • You can apply creative thinking and innovative solutions to develop strategies to advance the Port’s sustainability, economic development, and equity goals.
  • Self-Motivated:
  • You are interested in your work, have a desire to learn and engage with others, and to grow professionally through this opportunity.
  • Effective Communicator:
  • You have strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, the ability to communicate to a variety of audiences, and the ability to develop and deliver PowerPoint presentations, and written documents that are free of grammatical and typographical errors.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Architecture & Urban Planning
Real Estate & Property


  • Learning about Port properties, the Port’s lines of business, key policies and stakeholders.
  • Familiarizing yourself with existing green leasing documents and resources.
  • Updating existing green leasing language in lease templates.
  • Developing presentation materials and work with Port staff to develop a public announcement of new green lease language benefits.
  • Participating in Real Estate staff meetings and other meetings and occasionally giving presentations to the team.
  • Gaining exposure to Port-wide environmental initiatives, connecting their relationship to Port tenants, and understanding the different levers for influencing tenant behaviors.
  • Assessing the existing Real Estate SharePoint sites, standardizing these sites, organizing information, updating contents and improving the overall functionality and user experience.
  • Creating an inventory of the various capital and expense projects happening across all the properties, identifying landlord versus tenant responsibilities, prioritizing the projects and properties. Project examples include smart metering, electric vehicle charging, and conversion of equipment from natural gas based to electric.
  • Creating organizational tools that aide in tracking and visualizing the timing of cyclical work like Seattle Building Tune Ups, electrical infrared testing, and capital projects (roof replacements, elevator modernizations, etc).


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Mar 11, 2024