Internships

 


Internships provide graduate real estate students with important opportunites to apply real estate fundamentals they have learned through their coursework and to explore different areas of the real estate industry while gaining valuable, practical experience. Internships also provide employers with opportunities to tap bright, talented graduate students to support a company’s projects and research and evaluate students’ potential through real world, on-the-job performance. In order to provide a more structured experience for students and allow MRED+U Advisory Board members a first look at emerging talent from the University, this proposal will establish a formal internship program.

  • Internships will run from February through June (approx. 20 weeks).
  • Students are expected to work no more than 20 hours per week for up to 20 weeks for
  • a maximum of 400 hours. The actual work schedule will be agreed upon between the
  • employer and the intern.
  • Firms will identify the general types of work to be performed and will supervise interns.
  • MRED+U students will be matched with a participating firm based on the needs of the firm
  • and the students’ qualifications and interests.
  • The participating firm provides a tax-deductible donation which is deposited in a dedicated
  • account for MRED+U Student Scholarships.
  • UM pays the students a stipend to cover their internship.
  • Students will register the internship with the University of Miami Toppel Career Center
  • and complete all steps necessary to earn a 1-credit transcript notation at no cost to the
  • student or the firm that will be visible on University of Miami transciprts.
  • Supervisors complete and return the End of Internship Employer Evaluation
  • Interns may have limited availability during some of the following academic periods:
    • MRED+U class study trip (TBD)
    • Final exam days and commencement
    • Annual 5-day Capstone Workshop (scheduled in late May / early June)
  • Internships will end the last week of June unless the student and employer reach a different agreement.