Commercial Real Estate
Internship Track

Build your dream career

Could Commercial Real Estate be the high-paying, fulfilling career you're looking for?

Why choose a career in commercial real estate?

Chances are, there are countless roles in real estate that you don’t even know about and SEO Career wants to help you land them.


We offer the top program for building your career in Commercial Real Estate with paid internships (avg. summer salary $10K+) in Real Estate Investing and Finance for Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors.


The real estate industry is more than just your local real estate agent. It’s a diverse group of well-educated professionals designing, developing, investing in, and managing the places where you live, work, shop, and play.


From development to property management, from portfolio management to acquisitions, the industry offers a wide range of highly lucrative, rewarding, and impactful careers in commercial real estate.

In fact, most of our Junior internships result in full-time offers.

In SEO, I found mentors, friends, sponsors who helped me direct my efforts in all the right places and ultimately helped me place into some of the most competitive firms in the world.

Francisco Castillo, New York University Class of ’24,
Summer Real Estate Analyst at PGIM

How we prepare you

Our program offers months of industry-specific virtual training — valued at over $4,000 — and 100’s of courses/webinars for advanced learning to set you up for internship success including: Real estate fundamentals, understanding the real estate landscape, technical tools, professional development and more.

You also receive:

  •  One-on-one coaching with industry
  •  Direct access to senior management
  •  Access to externships for freshman/
  •  Partner-hosted training and trends
  •  Alumni sessions, events, panels, resources, networking
  •  Office hours with advisors
  •  Site visits
  •  And more!

Our Impact

Building on a 40-year history, SEO Career partners with the PREA Foundation (Pension Real Estate Association), whose mission is to create a diverse pipeline for young people to access careers in the commercial real estate industry.

Together we deliver a dynamic, multi-layered, and engaging training program to help you land an internship and secure a full-time offer.

SEO Real
Estate by
the numbers


Real Estate Interns in 2022


Real Estate Alumni


Partner Firms



90% of interns

get a Full-Time Offer from an SEO partner

An internship in real estate offers endless opportunities in industries and roles such as:

  •  Capital Markets
  •  Acquisitions
  •  Asset Management
  •  Corporate and Business Services
  •  Capital Raising
  •  Property Management
  •  Development
  •  Portfolio Management
  •  Investor Relations
  •  Research and Real Estate Business Services/Brokerage

Program components and qualifications

All who meet the following criteria are welcome to apply.  


Remote, hybrid and on site


Open to Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors (externship access for freshman and sophomores)


3.2 GPA 


Majors include but not limited to: Business, Real Estate, Finance, Civil Engineering, Economics, Architecture, Urban Planning

A few notable SEO Career Alums in Real Estate

From small and large asset management firms to alternative investments and bulge brackets, SEO Career’s alumni work in all aspects of the commercial real estate landscape.

Robert Reffkin

Founder & CEO, Compass
1998 Alumnus

Chris Lee

Partner, Head of Real Estate Americas, KKR
1998 Alumnus

SEO Career partners with the best of the best

We are proud to partner with SEO Career to change the face of our industry and create a sustainable pipeline of talent into the sector. SEO Career has a 40-year history of successful partnership with the largest and most respected financial services firms in the US.

Deborah Harmon, Director
Chair, PREA Foundation and Co-Founder & CEO, Artemis Real Estate Partners