Summer Internship Program Wraps Up with Job Offers

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AOBA Educational Foundation

Summer Internship Program Wraps Up with Job Offers

More than one third of the AOBA Educational Foundation’s 25 2019 interns have been offered full-time, entry-level positions by internship sponsor companies.

Over the 12-week AEF program, interns completed two NAPE Educational Foundation courses: Introduction to Engineering and Principles of Electricity – while working side-by-side with experienced building operators to put their new knowledge into practice.


AOBA's Nicola Whiteman and Randi Marshall were on hand to congratulate the graduating interns on August 23. Pictured between them are: Shawn Porter, who interned with Boston Properties; Quinton Taylor, who interned with WC Smith +Co.; and Kevin Pirotova, who interned with COPT.


Denise Hogan, Regional Property Manager for Boston Properties, one of our 16 generous internship sponsor companies, said: “Working for the first time with the AEF Summer Internship Program has been remarkable from onboarding, recruiting, interviewing and thoughtful selection to first day boots on the ground! Our intern Shawn Porter quickly assimilated into the Boston Properties culture and it has been exciting to watch him develop into a confident part of the BXP Team.”

Thanks to all of this year’s internship sponsors: Akridge, Blake Real Estate, Borger Management, Boston Properties, Brandywine Realty Trust, CBRE, COPT, JBG Smith, JLL, The Lenkin Company Management, Lincoln Property Company, Monday Properties, MRP Realty, Pollinger Company, Quality Air Services, Stream Realty, Tishman Speyer, Van Metre, and WCSmith.

The AEF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created by members of AOBA to address the talent crisis in the commercial real estate industry by focusing on the critical need to promote careers in building operations, engineering, and maintenance.