At AQUILA, we believe in training and mentoring the next generation of real estate professionals. To support this mission, we maintain a year-round internship program. Interns are hired each semester – spring, summer and fall.
Currently, the program is only open to current college students. To apply for an internship, please complete the application on our Careers page.
Testimonials from Past AQUILA Interns
Interning at AQUILA was a privilege that I will always remember. From day one, I felt included and was met with great enthusiasm from top leadership down. In my roles with market research and accounting, Patti Kocher and Kendall Guinn kept me busy with meaningful daily tasks which allowed brokers and employees to devote time to their own projects and work. Every Tuesday I was invited to sit in on broker meetings where we would discuss ongoing and prospective deals while also offering strategy and ways to acquire business.
My experience at AQUILA was important because I gained broad real estate knowledge, while also making important relationships and connections which will serve me well as I progress in my career. I highly recommend any aspiring real estate professional to give AQUILA close consideration. There you will be met by a close knit family atmosphere which cultivates a culture of innovation and top notch business solutions.”
William Hairston, AQUILA Intern, August 2017-December 2017
During my internship, I was encouraged to delve into a variety of projects and acquire as many skills as possible (content writing, web development, event coordination, the list goes on!). AQUILA gave me the tools to explore the real estate industry from the inside out — from learning about leases to helping in the production of quarterly reports. The fast-paced environment made for a rewarding internship. Within such a cohesive and collaborative company, I found that successes are celebrated by the entire team and the opportunities for growth are endless.”
Clare Losey, AQUILA Intern, January 2016 – August 2016
AQUILA Commercial’s internship program is challenging, insightful and enjoyable. Throughout the summer I completed research for the brokers to provide to clients for potential new space. I joined team members on property tours and got first-hand experience on how to sell clients on space the brokers represent. I also got to participate in a company golf tournament and weekly lunch outings where I got to know everyone on a personal level. The people I worked for provided me with a tremendous amount of knowledge for someone who had little prior experience, but wanted to learn more about the industry. In this internship, they have high expectations of your work ethic, but will give you any help necessary to successfully complete the task.”
Spencer Staples, AQUILA Intern, Summer 2016
I had the privilege of interning at AQUILA Commercial in the summer of 2015. It was an invaluable learning experience for me and introduced me into an exciting business. The people at AQUILA provide an incredibly welcoming environment and my managers explained all my projects in detail. As an intern, I was in charge of a number of different tasks and rarely was working on the same project. The exposure to a number of jobs was an excellent introduction into the industry and provided me with skills I will continue to use in business.”
Zach Scott, AQUILA Intern, May – August 2015
The AQUILA internship experience was extremely interesting and fulfilling. Through my interactions with contacts and the various projects I worked on, I was able to learn about both the real estate industry and the Austin business community as a whole. Given AQUILA’s respectability and position as a leader in the Austin real estate world, the exposure that you will get to those in the industry and in high level positions around Austin is unlike that of any other internship experience. Before coming to AQUILA, I’ll be honest here, I didn’t really know much about commercial real estate (I graduated with a Government degree), but once my time at AQUILA was up I came away with a wealth of valuable knowledge that I know will serve me well during and after my time in the political world. Cherish your time at AQUILA because the environment (and great co-workers) will not be like what you find at most jobs; it was a fun team that supported each other and appreciated what each person brought to the table. I will look back at my time at AQUILA with fondness as one of both professional and personal growth.”
Zach Barth, AQUILA Intern, February – May 2015
Interning at AQUILA was the best decision I could have made. Not only was I surrounded by a talented group of fun, hardworking people, I was surrounded by people who were eager for me to learn. Ryan Parzick played a crucial role in helping me excel (pun intended) and analyze in-depth projects. This internship gave me excellent real estate exposure and also provided me with many opportunities moving forward in my career. I’d really like to thank the AQUILA team again for making my experience so special. The company culture and the amazing people make AQUILA the best place to intern at in Austin. Your friends will be jealous!”
Anna Owen, AQUILA Intern, May 2014 – February 2015