2022 Interns

Registration for the 2022 DEI Intern Program is now closed. 


To attract and inspire students of diverse ethnicities, genders, abilities, and sexual orientations to seek careers in CRE and to help them build connections that will facilitate their path in finding desirable positions after graduating from college.

Program Overview

The NAIOP Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion College Internship Program is a resource for current college students, NAIOP student members, and students who have been placed in a summer internship with NAIOP-member CRE companies. This program is a platform for interns of diverse ethnicities, genders, abilities, and sexual orientations to interact more closely with NAIOP, connect with peers, and experience the breadth of the CRE industry. By providing an additional support resource for NAIOP member companies, we aim to enhance the interns’ summer experiences and bring them together with other college students from diverse backgrounds. The more we can enhance the intern experience, the more likely students are to seek full-time employment in the industry.

During the program, participating students will meet with DEI Committee members to discuss their career goals, learn about job opportunities in CRE, hear from CRE professionals, and develop deeper connections with industry professionals and their peers.

Participating interns & NAIOP student members must commit to attending all program events, unless pardoned otherwise. Each participant is responsible for scheduling 1:1 meetings with each individual small group member and mentor at least 1 time during the program. 


The program is available for current college students, all NAIOP student members, and NAIOP member-company interns.

Program Benefits

Participating fellows will gain:

  • networking experience.
  • access to additional professional mentors.
  • exposure to other commercial real estate trades/jobs.
  • a free one-year student NAIOP membership.


No cost to internship program participants or NAIOP member companies. The program is being provided thanks to the NAIOP Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion sponsors and the NAIOP Washington Foundation. NAIOP member companies with participating interns must agree to compensate their interns for their time spent attending NAIOP DEI Internship Program events as outlined in the below schedule.


Interns must commit to attending the all events of the program. Intern lunches cover topics ranging from commercial real estate operations, law & land use, recruiting & job search, industry networking, and a property tour. Interns may now sign up for the NAIOPWA DEI Internship Program via the link below. The deadline to sign up is June 17, 2022. 

Wednesday Lunches, 12-1 p.m.*:

  • June 29: Kick-Off Event
    • Hosted by Urban Renaissance Group LLC
  • July 6: Lunch & Learn - Life of the Deal Series Part 1
    • Hosted by Lease Crutcher Lewis
    • Speakers include: Gregory Swinton (NBBJ), Gaelyn Krauser (DCI Engineers), and Bill Gormley (Lease Crutcher Lewis)
  • July 13: Lunch & Learn - Life of the Deal Series Part 2
    • Hosted by JLL
    • Speakers include: Michelle Clingingsmith (JLL), Cait Carew (Lake Union Partners) and Carl Rubinstein (Stokes Lawrence, P.S.)
  • July 27: Lunch & Learn - Recruiting & Job Search
    • Hosted by HAL Real Estate
    • Speakers include: Alli Burton (McKinstry) and Jane Mousey (GLY)
  • Aug 3: Closing Event
    • Hosted by Amazon
    • Includes tour of Amazon Spheres

*Program dates and meeting topics are subject to change.


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Platinum Sponsors



Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Gold Sponsors

BNBuilders     Bridge Industrial

GLY     MacDonald-Miller

NBBJ logo     



Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Silver Sponsor

holland   Prime    

 PPM logo    Fidelity logo      UMC

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Bronze Sponsors

Boots     DWS      Jackson Main     

Kimley-Horn PSF Mechanical   


Sponsorships are available! Click here to visit our DEI sponsorship page. Contact [email protected] with questions.