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Real Estate Development Intern - 90259375 - Philadelphia

Date: Sep 5, 2019

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Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?



This position will work closely with the Amtrak real estate development team to provide support for real estate operations and management.

The internship position is intended to provide a unique perspective of the railroad real estate business, earned by working alongside talented professionals. The successful candidate will work directly with real estate development managers to advance projects including document review and abstracting, data collection and reporting, and file audits and digitization.


The position responsibilities will include information gathering, updating real estate asset databases, and providing assistance to the business managers in the execution of daily tasks and support of internal and external customers, such as:

  • Manage and complete correspondence for projects relating to real estate clients and partners.
  • Verify lease abstracting.
  • Use Co-Star, MRI, Maximo and Documentum for asset management tracking, reducing lease expenses, etc.


Areas of learning will include becoming familiar with varying types of real estate transactions and their associated documents, researching and analyzing real estate comparables to determine price points, contract and property management (including expense management), and cross-functionality in a diverse organization.   This position will provide opportunity to work with senior leadership in Real Estate and Engineering.  




Active listening, team-building, reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, and judgment
are important to this position.

The candidate should be prepared to learn internal systems and
technology, including real estate asset management and storage and payment systems.
Ability to attend meetings and interface with internal clients and support partners (including
engineering, law, operations, claims, risk management, environmental, and finance).
Ability to work in Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint.



• Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution.
• Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in business administration, real estate,
finance, law, operations, planning and development, or similar degree.
• Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore
status at minimum.
• Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

• Must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the days/hours of Monday – Friday, 8am –   5pm.


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:41194
Band Zone: 
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Research & Strategy 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 
Recruiter Name:Rebecca Paterson 


You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.   We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  


In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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