Internships with AOBA Educational Foundation

Consider a Career in Office Building Engineering!  

Exciting, rewarding, high-tech positions in building operations will be available in the Washington, DC area.
  • Do you like to know how things work and fix things?
  • Do family and friends come to you when something they own breaks down?
  • Did you love Legos® as a kid?
  • Are you organized, curious, and willing to learn new technology?
  • Do you like to work with people and mentor others?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a career in building engineering/operations might be for you!  Building engineering professionals make up a critical component of the trillion-dollar commercial property management industry, and they are in high demand!  

We’re talking about meaningful, sustainable careers with virtually unlimited opportunities for advancement.   Jobs in building engineering are stable, lucrative, and growth-oriented. You’ll receive valuable work experience and access to a wide network of professionals in this industry while being paid.

ALSO, to learn more about the types of skills you will need to succeed in various types of office building operations positions, we have created a COMPETENCY GUIDELINES Chart.  It will help you understand pathways to gain the technical training and certifications desired by commercial property management firms. 

Visit the new AOBA Educational Foundation website for more details and check out the  Testimonial videos and FAQs about this exciting career opportunity!

The Opportunity 

A paid Internship program – in partnership with distinguished property management companies.

How it Works

Through a series of interviews the Foundation will select interns who will have the opportunity to join the staff of one of these prestigious real estate firms: 

Students will work alongside experienced building engineers at office buildings in the region.  Salary will be in the range of $15 per hour.   

In addition to full-time employment over the summer and hands-on training, the AOBA Educational Foundation Internship features these additional benefits:

*An introductory session to outline specific expectations, distribute internship materials,  meet your fellow interns, and explain the details of the internship program
*Professional development programs including team building, resume/interview workshop, tours of the region’s best-managed office buildings, and specific instruction to help you land a job in this dynamic industry AND a
*Graduation ceremony and a personalized performance report from your employer