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Best Real Estate Internships For International Students

As long as homes are being bought, rented, and sold, real estate remains one of the most lucrative markets in the world. As the real estate sector is one of the most competitive and diverse sectors, it is important to build your portfolio. One way of doing this is through real estate internships.

Interestingly, the number of real estate jobs is expected to grow by 7% over the next decade. This is a great time to get into the field and the get the best of the pick. 

In this read, we will get to know more about real estate internships and the best ones for international students.

Here is a table of what to expect:

What is a Real Estate Internship? 

A real estate internship in a real estate brokerage firm or property agency is a paid or unpaid position for young, inexperienced professionals or college students to ‘break in’ to the industry, by doing real hands-on work while being exposed to the daily running of the company.

Paid real estate internships in the United States can be quite lucrative, with packages surpassing $32,000 per year.

The job of a real estate intern, however, is mainly clerical and auxiliary, as they are still in training; but as they gain more and more experience, they are gradually involved in more important roles. 

Are there Real Estate Internships For College Students? 

Yes! Most real estate internships for college students are on a flexible basis. They are usually either part-time or full-time and last for a few months in a company. Internships serve as an opportunity to gain valuable experiences and connections for a future career in real estate and property development.

Requirements for real estate internships in Los Angeles 

According to some of the best intern hirers, these are the most desired qualities from interns: 

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  • A college major in: Real Estate, Construction/Engineering, Architecture, Business, Economics, Accounting, and Finance. 
  • Desire to work in the Commercial Real Estate industry. 
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work without close-supervision
  • Strong computer skills, and proficiency in programs such as MS Excel. 
  • An interest in learning about the financial management of real estate-related projects
  • Interest in construction project management 
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative  
  • Comfortable with public speaking 
  • Ability to develop relationships 
  • Ability to problem solve and bring innovative ideas to a challenge 
  • Able to work independently, with minimal direction 
  • Ability to work well within a team environment  
  • Able to operate in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing priorities

13 Best Real Estate Internships For International Students

Here are the best graphic design internships for international students:

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  • Luxury Real Estate Sales Intern at LuxurySold.com @KW
  • Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Intern at RESOLUT RE
  • Real Estate Sales Associate and/or Real Estate Transaction Administration at GAIL RUTKOWSKI & ASSOCIATES
  • Intern for Real Estate Brokerage at Vera Realty
  • Real Estate Assistant at Realtor with PPG
  • Real Estate Broker at Whitley Realty Team
  • Real Estate Internship at The Distinctive Group
  • Transaction Real Estate Intern at Ernst & Young
  • Real Estate Development Intern at Self-Help Services Corp
  • Real Estate & Social Media Intern at Wilshire Financial Network
  • Real Estate Agent/Realtor at Executive Group Realty Bayside
  • Interior Design/Real Estate Intern at Greasyheart
  • Real Estate Internship at GRI Properties
  • Property Management Intern at Greystar

#1 Luxury Real Estate Sales Intern at LuxurySold.com @KW

Location: San Diego, CA 

Description

Are you in the process of obtaining your real estate license? Do you want to break into the real estate industry and want guidance? Whether you are in the process or newly licensed, this is a great opportunity to learn from a seasoned team in a successful office.

The company has a lot of different positions on their team. This is a great opportunity for someone in the process of real estate school looking to get business right away with a team. We have paid and unpaid intern positions available that can transition into team positions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Compensation:

$30,000

Qualifications:

•    Sales Experience
•    Tech Savvy
•    Sales Skills
•    Ability to network
•    Coachable
•    Educated
•    Push for results

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#2 Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Intern at RESOLUT RE

Location: Austin, TX

Description

RESOLUT RE is a leading commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in leasing and sales of commercial real estate and are planning on adding top-quality talent to our team. The company is currently seeking a full-time person for their Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Training to help facilitate their growth.

The position is designed for someone who wants a career in commercial real estate and would like to transition into a full-time deal-making brokerage role in 12 months.

This is an incredible opportunity for a candidate with passion who has a desire to break into commercial real estate. 

Pay: From $12.00 per hour

Job requirements:

•   Have an active Texas Real Estate license
•   Able to provide and utilize a personal laptop computer equipped with MacOS or Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office software
•   Ability to understand and maneuver through CRM software
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•   Strong organizational and analytical skills
•   Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable, and courteous service to clients, peers, and supervisors

Benefits:

•    Dental insurance
•    Health insurance
•    Vision insurance

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#3 Real Estate Sales Associate and/or Real Estate Transaction Administration at GAIL RUTKOWSKI & ASSOCIATES

Location: Sun Prairie, WI

Description

GRA’s award-winning team seeks a licensed real estate professional ready to grow! They must be a strong, coachable, meticulous self-starter and, most importantly, a team player. The team member will assist with administrative duties and customer service. The team provides training and professional marketing while allowing you to grow your own business and earn your own commissions as a Real Estate Agent!

Skills

•    Real Estate License, in process of getting a license or we can help you get started in that process or experienced in Administration or Transaction Management of Services.
•    Basic understanding of sales principles and customer service practices
•    Proficiency in English
•    Basic Math and computer skills
•    Working knowledge of customer and market preferred
•    Track record of over-achieving
•    Hands-on experience in customer service
•    Solid communication and interpersonal skills
•    A friendly and energetic personality with a customer service focus
•    Ability to perform under pressure and address complaints in a timely manner
•    Availability to work flexible shifts
•    High school degree; Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree with related Real Estate/Marketing/Sales experience would be a plus. 
•    Education: High school or equivalent (Required)
•    Experience: Customer Service or Teaching: 1 year (Preferred); Sales: 1 year (Preferred)
•    License/Certification: Driver’s License (Required); Real Estate License (Preferred)
•    Willingness To Travel: 50% (Required)

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

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#4 Intern for Real Estate Brokerage at Vera Realty

Location: Hallandale Beach, FL

Amazing opportunity to learn from local experts in residential real estate sales. Vera Realty seeks interns who will manage special calendars for open houses, web leads, and sign calls; assist in the development of marketing materials and special campaigns; take part in special marketing events; assist Brokers in maintaining sales database and developing marketing campaigns and CRM drip campaigns. The best match for this internship program is someone with motivation, flexibility, and creativity.

Pay: Up to $10.00 per hour

Language Requirements: Russian (Required)

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#5 Real Estate Assistant at Realtor with PPG

Location: Portland, OR/Multiple Locations 

PPG seeks a real estate agent wanting to grow to larger levels. The candidate must have the ability to multi-task. He must be good on the phone, good with people, and friendly at follow-up. The candidate must always dress professionally when needing to go to a client’s home

Candidate must have the ability to handle stress and difficult situations when the time comes. Must be good at taking directions and a great team player and be very organized. He must be a licensed real estate professional preferred.

Requirements: 

Candidate;

•    Must have reliable vehicle.
•    Ability to work from home and at Realtor’s home office. 
•    Must be available weekends at times.
•    Able to provide a flexible schedule.
•    Experience: Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)
•    License/Certification: Driver’s License (Required); Real Estate License (Preferred)

Pay: Up to $16.00 per hour

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#6 Real Estate Broker at Whitley Realty Team

Location: Greenville, NC

Whitley Realty Team seeks a licensed real estate broker. The job is in full-time, contract, internship. The average pay is $15.00 – $150.00 per hour.

Benefits:

•    401(k)
•    Dental insurance
•    Flexible schedule
•    Health insurance
•    Paid time off
•    Vision insurance
•    Work from home 

Requirements 

•    Experience: Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)
•    License/Certification: Driver’s License (Preferred); Real Estate License (Preferred)
•    Detail-oriented – quality and precision-focused
•    Innovative – innovative and risk-taking
•    Aggressive – competitive and growth-oriented
•    Outcome-oriented – results-focused with strong performance culture
•    Stable – traditional, stable, strong processes
•    People-oriented – supportive and fairness-focused
•    Team-oriented – cooperative and collaborative

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#7 Real Estate Internship at The Distinctive Group

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Would you like to learn directly from three of the city’s top-producing veteran Realtors? If the answer is “yes” this may be a rare, unique opportunity for you.

The company is looking for up to 10 people who will have the opportunity to work directly with three of the area’s Top Team Leaders for 90 days to learn everything they know about the business. This will require an INTENSE commitment for 90 days for those who make it through the screening process.

To apply, please upload your resume (including past production if you have any). 

Compensation:
$100,000 + in commission potential

Qualifications:

•    Current Colorado Real Estate License
•    Strong work ethic
•    Willingness to learn new tools and systems
•    Quick response times
•    Fast learner with an ability to think quickly on multiple levels
•    Organized, resourceful, detail-oriented, with a friendly focus on customer service
•    Ability to build meaningful connections and rapport quickly and love meeting new people
•    Forward-thinking, proactive, dynamic and perform well under pressure

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#8 Transaction Real Estate Intern at Ernst & Young

Location: Atlanta, GA

The company is interested in dedicated and hard-working professionals who are passionate about the industry, as their role is pivotal to the group and sets up the entire Transaction Real Estate practice for success.

You’ll also need superior communication skills, critical thinking, analytical thinking, time management, and good judgment when it comes to discovering relevant data.

The goal is to grow the practice substantially within the next five years, so if you’re ready to contribute and be part of building a better tomorrow, this role is for you. 

Qualifications 

•   Progress towards a bachelors or masters degree, with an emphasis in Real Estate, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or Economics 
•   A strong academic record, including, without limitation, course work that EY deems relevant to this position 
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Excel 
•    Previous real estate industry experience or a demonstrated interest in the real estate industry 
•    A working knowledge of real estate software (i.e., Argus, CoStar) is preferred 
•    A drivers license valid in the U.S. 
•    Academic experience in Mathematics, Business, Economics or Engineering 

In addition, the Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. You’ll get;

* Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the profession.
* Opportunities to develop new skills and progress in your career
* Gained flexibility through two-way communication and commitment with your engagement teams.

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#9 Real Estate Development Intern at Self-Help Services Corp 

Location: Durham, NC

Self-Help is seeking a Real Estate Development Intern to join their Real Estate Team in Durham for the summer. The RE Development Intern will be responsible for supporting an Associate Project Manager in ongoing real estate development activities, research and other support tasks, and new project predevelopment efforts.

This internship will be particularly well suited for a positive, motivated, and well-organized person with an interest (but not necessarily experience) in community real estate development. 

Credentials, Experience and Skills:

•    Graduate student, recent graduate, or at least in the third year of an undergraduate degree program.
•    Demonstrated interest in community development—through classes, prior work experience, and/or extracurricular activities.
•    Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
•    Strong organizational skills.
•    An enthusiasm for learning—and proficiency at distilling complex concepts in communication.
•    Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
•    Experience with or interest in learning PowerBI a plus.

Physical Requirements:

Frequently requires the use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert a force of up to 40 pounds.

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#10 Real Estate & Social Media Intern at Wilshire Financial Network

Location: Beverly Hills, CA

Wilshire Financial Network, a licensed Real Estate investment firm located in the city of Beverly Hills, CA is a company that invests in Distressed Assets, Bankruptcies, and Real Estate portfolio management.

They are looking for candidates majoring in Real Estate and Marketing and Social Media.

Duties:

•    Assist in the phases of Real Estate investment projects.
•    Assist with Social Media Management.
•    Be under the guidance and supervision of the staff members.
•    Must be willing to directions from the staff.
•    Eager to learn

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Conclusion

The real estate industry, although competitive, presents tremendous lucrative opportunities for you as a young professional through internships. With the right skills and a good amount of grit, you can easily get into the real estate industry, hence jumpstarting your career. 

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