Construction Intern

1 month ago
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Role Overview



At Cortland Partners, you map the story of your success. We don't adhere to the status quo, we love outside industry perspective, and we thrive on exploring possibilities and reimagining solutions. As an innovative leader in multifamily, our high performance continues to drive exponential growth – and we invite top talent to join us on our journey towards real estate excellence. With tools and guidance to sharpen your skills, you can forge your own career path, love what you do, and let it show.

As a Construction Intern you will report to the Vice President of Construction, assist with all construction activities related to new construction, renovations and various capex projects. The Construction Intern will work closely with the development and investment team throughout the construction/renovation life of a project. The Construction Intern will assist with on-time and within budget quality deliverables. In addition, the Construction Intern will bring to the table the latest in cost-saving applications and green initiatives.


What We’re Looking For



  • Future leaders who are excited to learn from the industry’s best.
  • Interns who can’t wait to share their innovative ideas – and have the potential to propel our business forward with creative solutions and unconventional thinking.
  • Students who want to apply their skills in a dynamic, collaborative environment, where the work is often fast-paced and challenging.


The Real Work


  • Familiar with the procurement of construction services, contract award & buy-out, authoring of RFI’s, AIA industry-standard documents and exhibits and ability to produce contract documents.
  • Manage, coordinate, and inspect contractor work while project is in progress and be able to contribute feedback that might make work safer, cheaper, cleaner, lower impact or any other way improve the operational success of the projects
  • Regularly conduct & lead construction meetings, prepare & distribute meeting minutes, track change order requests, track problem issues and react to feedback from Property Management personnel, prepare reports on project details and communicate overall project goals and details to senior asset/investment/construction managers
  • Maintain project management logs (RFIs, changes, submittals, construction documents, FF&E, close-out)
  • Familiarity with accepted buildings practices, materials and techniques, knowledge of common and general code requirements, ADA requirements, mechanical systems and components, permitting processes and requirements, market pricing and lien waivers.
  • Regularly communicate and interact with Directors of Investments, Directors of Operations and Community Managers to keep them informed on progress with all construction projects.
  • Understand building science concepts related to energy efficiency, building envelope sealing, mechanical systems, insulation, window and siding, measurement and reporting of unit energy audits, compilation of applications and documentation necessary to apply for rebates, ability to work with third-party testers, processors and utility personnel, ability to track rebate totals and evaluation of future projects.


What You Will Enjoy


  • Networking opportunities and significant exposure to senior leadership
  • Formal and informal personal and professional development activities
  • Career exploration
  • Project-specific training
  • Accountability for work
  • Competitive compensation
  • Community involvement
  • “Lunch with the Leader” forums
  • Project presentations to senior leadership
  • Fun social events to create a larger group of peers and build new relationships
  • Direct links to all the groups we encompass as an in-house company (Property Management, Supply Chain, Architecture/Interior Design, Marketing, Talent, Construction, IT, Facilities and Services, Investments, Operations, Accounting – you name it!)
  • Working collectively to reimagine the resident experience through the unique products and services we offer
  • The opportunity to make a significant difference in lives every day
  • Diverse work days – you will never be bored!


What You Will Love About Cortland Partners


  • We’re making a difference.
  • We go beyond expectations to elevate the living experiences of the 70,000+ residents who call our communities home.
  • We care about developing your success and helping you seek out your career path.
  • Our leadership is visible, accessible, and receptive.
  • We love to celebrate our success.
  • We’re a growing company – with a big family feel.


Required Intern Knowledge and Experience


  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student, preferably in Construction Management or Civil engineering, or a similar program of study.
  • Preferably a Junior or Senior student level.
  • Demonstrated interest in a career path in the property management industry.
  • Interested in a paid internship.
  • Willing to complete an interview process by designated internship appointees or mentors.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at different stages of renovation/construction
  • Understanding of legal contracts, AIA documents and other related construction draw forms
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of Associates
  • Understanding of the due diligence process and associated deliverables
  • Computer skills to allow for creation of spreadsheets
  • Expertise in Timberline
  • Understanding and management of bid process
  • Analytical and costing skills 


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