Environmental Impact Summer Internship @ Jonathan Rose Companies

Environmental Impact Summer Internship


Rose Companies is one of the country’s leading developers and investors in sustainable, affordable, and mixed- income multifamily real estate. The company’s mission is to strengthen communities of opportunity by developing innovative real estate solutions that build value, enhance resilience, and cultivate well-being.

Since its founding in 1989, the firm has been recognized for design excellence and for creating successful models that enhance the ability of our residents, and the communities they live in, to thrive. The firm’s innovative work has modeled widely duplicated solutions and won awards from a wide range of notable organizations, including the Urban Land Institute, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Architects, and many others.

Rose Companies is a leader in developing beautiful, green affordable and mixed-income projects that help equalize the landscape of opportunity for all. The Development Group is currently developing projects in New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Athens, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and is actively pursuing large, multi-phase projects in select markets across the country.

We are seeking a Summer Intern to join our industry-leading Environmental Impact group working to transform the built environment toward a low-carbon, healthy and resilient future. The position will have an opportunity to deploy relevant existing technical skills in a professional setting and gain new experience and skills. The position will be responsible for designing and executing a deliverable-based research project that supports the priorities of the Environmental Impact group. The Position will also participate in the integration of a building decarbonization strategy across the portfolio. Works closely with the Director of Environmental Impact and Sustainability Project Managers to assist in a variety of projects, as needed, to advance the goals of the company including vetting new materials, technologies, and practices, assembling lessons learned, and conducting research.

Cover letter is required in addition to resume.

This is a full-time, hybrid in-office/remote position with a pay range of $18.00-$25.00 per hour. Pay is dependent on level of education and experience.


  • Design and lead a research project in coordination with the priorities of the Environmental Impact team. Project opportunities may include resiliency planning, building electrification, water reduction strategies, ESG impact reporting and much more.
  • Help integrate a decarbonization plan for a national portfolio of existing affordable multifamily properties.
  • Assist Environmental Impact team in assembling best practices, lessons learned, standard specifications and materials, and project costs, identifying opportunities to improve processes.
  • Conduct research to identify and vet healthy building materials, operational best practices, and new sustainable building technologies.
  • Assist in sustainability aspects of ground-up development, renewable energy projects, and retrofit projects as needed.


  • Ideal candidate should currently be enrolled in a Master’s Degree program with a focus on Science, Engineering, Architecture or Business.
  • Highly-motivated candidates who are Juniors or Seniors pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering Architecture or Business will also be considered.
  • MS Office Suite
  • Experience with or knowledge of Enterprise Green Communities Certification, LEED Certification, and/or other green building certification criteria
  • Demonstrated skill in organizing and managing time to meet project schedules and deadlines, and ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Desire to constantly build upon existing knowledge to empower design, construction, property teams, and vendors to meet desired project goals
  • Written and oral communications skills with demonstrated ability to educate groups about new ideas and concepts

Rose Companies is committed in policy and practice to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees, based upon their training, experience, and overall qualifications. Consistent with this commitment, discrimination against an applicant or employee based upon the individual’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other condition or characteristic protected by law is strictly prohibited.

How to Apply

Candidates can apply through https://recruiting.ultipro.com/JON1002JROSE/JobBoard/c51a28c6-10aa-402e-beb2-f25413abef8d/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=a8e6ed63-4e4b-4ed8-b16f-7ef5dec1dc2a


New York, New York, United States




2023-02-01 00:00