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        Aquila Summer 2020 Market Research Internship (Austin, TX)

        October 15, 2019 By Michael Lamb

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        Summer 2020 Market Research Internship

        Job Type: Part-time
        Location: Austin, Texas, United States
        Applications Due: March 1, 2020

        AQUILA Commercial is a small, close knit group of fun, hardworking, and enthusiastic people who run Austin’s top local commercial real estate firm. We are seeking a smart, computer savvy, personable intern to join our team this summer. This dynamic position will support AQUILA’s brokerage team by providing market research and analytical insight. Interns will also be involved in marketing efforts and office support projects. This is a hands-on, paid internship.

        This internship will help prepare you for a career in real estate by offering: exposure to real estate processes and deal flow; relationship building with some of Austin’s top real estate brokers; the opportunity to sharpen your data analysis skills by working on real life real estate projects; possible training on GIS and mapping technology; experience with time management using diverse media and tools in a professional office environment; networking opportunities with AQUILA Commercial corporate and real estate clients; and interaction with subject matter experts in real estate finance, brokerage, marketing and market research across the retail, office and industrial product types.

        Job Description

        Job Responsibilities

        • Assist with various market research tasks, including data mining and entry, financial analysis and special projects
        • Conduct research relative to new business opportunities and aid in the production of presentations and pitch books
        • Assist brokers with market surveys and tour book production
        • Assist with AQUILA’s client relations program, including procuring and delivering client gifts
        • Provide support via internet research
        • Maintain and update marketing email and mailing lists
        • Run errands as requested
        • Provide support on production tasks as assigned

        Job Requirements

        • Have initiative to know what the next steps should be instead of expecting to be told
        • Excellent attention to detail
        • Energetic self-starter who is able to work well in a small team and independently
        • Ability to meet multiple deadlines
        • Strong verbal communication skills and ability to create great working relationships
        • Reliable transportation with a valid driver’s license and safe driving record
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel



        • Currently attending a college or university in pursuit of a bachelor's degree. At this time we do not accept recent graduates or applicants pursuing a graduate degree for this position.
        • Interest in commercial real estate

        Hands-on Experience with:

        • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
        • Google Docs and Google Maps

        This is a plus:

        • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite software, including Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign
        • Experience with mapping software such as ArcGIS, Maptitude or CartoDB
        • Experience with CRM or databases
        • Asana, Basecamp, MailChimp, HubSpot
        • WordPress experience; HTML/CSS
        • Photography skills

        Additional Information

        Term & Work Schedule

        Internship Dates: May 25, 2020  - August 21, 2020

        Intern's work schedule may be flexible, but should be consistent. We are requesting at least 15 hours per week to be worked in the AQUILA office. Computer and software will be provided.

        Successful summer interns will have the opportunity to apply for an extended internship, continuing in the fall. Interns not selected for the summer internship should re-apply for the fall term, if interested.


        This is an hourly position and a paid internship. Pay rate is $10 per hour.

        AQUILA Commercial was named in 2018 by the Austin Business Journal as the #1 Best Place to Work. AQUILA offers bi-weekly workouts free of charge to employees and interns, and interns are invited and encouraged to participate. The AQUILA staff also maintains an active volleyball team and participates regularly in industry networking and fundraising events, which interns are invited to participate in.


        We will check all references submitted. Oh and, no calls please. We’re super busy and would love to talk, but let us get back to you.