Graduate Real Estate Program

Student Success - Internship Program


Internship employment provides students with professional work experience in the real estate industry. Each student’s internship experience is unique. Real estate students are assured of internships with major employers in a wide range of industry sectors.

2013 Summer Internship Employers

  • Bandier Real Estate LLC
  • Camden
  • CBRE
  • Central Houston, Inc.
  • Cushman & Wakefield of Texas
  • Exxon Mobil
  • GSL Welcome Group
  • Howard Hughes Corporation – The Woodlands Development Company
  • Integra Realty Resources - Houston
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Kinghorn, Driver, Hough & Co.
  • Levering & Co.
  • Memorial Hermann
  • Midway
  • Moody Rambin
  • NAI Houston
  • NewQuest Properties
  • Real Estate Research Corporation
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Stout Risius Ross Advisors, Inc.
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • Transwestern
  • Trendmaker Homes

Internships are offered during the summer term in conjunction with the for credit course, FINA 7297 Professional Real Estate Internship.

Student Stories from their Internships

Rudolph Pierson, MBA Candidate 2014
Employer: Camden Property Trust
Rudolph Pierson "As a person with no previous real estate experience, I feel like the GREP has given me a huge jump start. The exposure to various successful professionals is invaluable. This value not only comes for developing my current skill set, but also in aiding in determining my desired future career path.

Sunny Somaiya, MBA Candidate 2014
Employer: ExxonMobil
Sunny Somaiya "I was initially a little confused when the Program Manager for the Graduate Real Estate Program informed me that ExxonMobil would like to interview me for a real estate intern position. I was hoping to intern for a real estate developer, and I had no idea what type of real estate experience I would get at an oil and gas company. I decided to interview with ExxonMobil anyway and ended up receiving and accepting the offer. I learned that I would be assisting a team within ExxonMobil that is responsible for selling office buildings left vacant by employees moving into the company’s new Woodlands campus. The real estate experience I gained during this internship will be invaluable in my career. It is still shocking to me that I received this opportunity simply by expressing an interest in obtaining a real estate internship and submitting my resume. The Graduate Real Estate Program really does work for you."


Emily Zarcaro, MBA Candidate 2014
Employer: Midway
Emily Zarcaro "I strongly encourage every real estate student to pursue any and all internship opportunities made available to them through the Graduate Real Estate Program. My summer with Midway has been beyond worthwhile; it has given me an insider perspective to several of the roles it takes to build the big picture in just a short amount of time. The experience of working closely and learning from well-respected industry leaders will serve me well for many years to come."


Michael Adamson, MBA Candidate 2014
Employer: Trendmaker Homes
Michael Adamson "The decision to do a summer internship between my first and second year of classes has proved extremely valuable in my learning curve of the real estate industry. The foundational knowledge I acquired during my internship has complimented my coursework with real world experience. It has given me a more comprehensive understanding of the business and this is especially critical since I am in school to make a career change. The next step toward my goal will be real estate electives in the fall and then interviews in the spring, both of which will benefit from my time as a summer intern with Trendmaker Homes."


All students who participated in the Summer 2013 Internship Program, please complete the Student Evaluation of Internship form to help the Graduate Real Estate Program develop and improve the overall internship program. Completed forms should be returned to Ronda Dade at

Terms of Internship Employment

  • Part-time/full-time: ½ time, 20 hours per week, or full-time, 40 hours per week, or otherwise as agreed by employer and employee.
  • Employment: Interns are employed pursuant to the employer’s HR policies and procedures.
  • Compensation: Set by employer, meets minimum wage requirements and normally range between $15 and $20/hour.
  • Internship Stewardship and Accountability:
    • Interns are assigned a supervisor.
    • Employer develops a position with work projects that offer educational benefit to the student through developing their professional skills. This internship position should also add value to the company’s mission.
    • Under employers’ guidance, interns develop three learning objectives to achieve over the duration of the internship assignment.
    • Employer appraises intern performance at the conclusion of internship in order to establish accountability for student progress and to ensure that internship learning objectives were met.

Student Candidates

  • UH Bauer MBA and MS Finance students registered in the Graduate Real Estate Certificate Program.

Matching Process

  • Graduate Real Estate Program staff will assist in facilitating a match between employers and students based on academic and professional qualifications and industry preferences. Student resumes are sent to employers for review.


  • Employers register a position description and terms of employment.
Register by completing this form


  • Students register preferences by industry type and send current resume.
Register by completing this form


Please Return Completed Registration and Resume To:
Office of Graduate Real Estate Program
University of Houston, C. T. Bauer College of Business
334 Melcher Hall Room 305, Houston, TX 77204-6021
Office: University Classroom and Business building Room 302
Phone: 713-743-1968, Fax: 713-743-5458