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Graduate Interior Design Intern

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Real Estate & Property
  • New York City

AI generated summary

  • You must have strong organizational skills, excellent communication, and attention to detail. Interior design experience and ability to work independently or collaboratively are essential. Bachelor’s degree required, with at least one year of related work experience preferred.
  • You will stage vacant spaces, craft design proposals, order furniture/decor, manage inventory, coordinate moves, select finishes/colors, and streamline workflows to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.


  • Strong organizational skills and operationally minded.
  • Interior design. Inventory management. Move coordination.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Organized with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently on an assignment. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team. Ability to hand décor and assemble furniture a plus.
  • Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; major or significant coursework in Interior Design, Art, Graphic Design, or related disciplines highly preferred.
  • At least one year of related work experience highly preferred.


  • Stage vacant spaces as requested by the Leasing Team
  • Craft design proposals and order furniture/décor
  • Add décor to communal spaces as requested by Leasing and Property Management
  • Track and manage ESRT furniture and decor inventory using AssetTiger
  • Tag new pieces and add to system
  • Assess leftover tenant furniture and add to inventory if usable
  • Assist in furnishing of Marketing Centers
  • Coordinate furniture/décor moves within NYC and Greater New York Metro properties
  • Select Turnkey ancillary furniture finish/color
  • Select accent wall locations and colors for refreshed vacant spaces
  • Coordinate with Turnkey furniture vendors to schedule delivery/installation at each location
  • Process vendor Turnkey furniture invoices
  • Field Measure furniture sizes in suites
  • Create Turnkey furniture inventory list after furniture completion
  • Streamline and standardize staging workflows to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Additional responsibilities as directed.


What are the main responsibilities of a Graduate Interior Design Intern at ESRT?

The main responsibilities include staging vacant spaces, crafting design proposals, managing inventory, coordinating furniture moves, selecting furniture finishes and colors, and streamlining staging workflows.

What skills are required for this position?

Strong organizational skills, interior design expertise, inventory management abilities, move coordination experience, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently and collaboratively, and the ability to hand décor and assemble furniture are all required for this position.

What education and experience are necessary for this role?

A Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, Art, Graphic Design, or related disciplines is required. At least one year of related work experience is highly preferred.

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Real Estate
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Mission & Purpose

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) is a NYC-focused REIT that owns and operates a portfolio of modernized, amenitized, and well-located office, retail, and multifamily assets. The company is the recognized leader in energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality. ESRT’s flagship Empire State Building – the “World’s Most Famous Building” – includes its Observatory, the #1 attraction in the U.S. in Tripadvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice Awards: Best of the Best for two consecutive years. As of December 31, 2023, ESRT's portfolio is comprised of approximately 8.6 million rentable square feet of office space, 0.7 million rentable square feet of retail space and 727 residential units.


  • Robust Healthcare Benefits

  • 401k Match

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • PTO, floating holidays, personal and sick days

  • Commuter benefits

  • Empire State Building passes

  • Fitness Center Benefits