Pursue your calling and make an impact.
We know it's important to get off to a great start with your career. Principal offers multiple opportunities to gain experience, make connections, and provide fast-tracked opportunities to learn our business from the inside out.
You're not just looking for an internship.
We hear you. That's why working with us isn't just about skill sets and job responsibilities. We care about offering you diverse experiences, rewarding challenges, and global opportunities that push you to reach for bigger life goals.
The Internship Experience
Principal will host 200 interns across various business units and teams. You will meet with senior executives, gain career direction, and contribute to work that helps our customers live their best lives - all at a Fortune 500 company who invests in your personal and professional development.
Did we mention you'll have plenty of time to explore Des Moines?
Principal is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, the Midwest's best-kept secret. You'll get a chance to network at social events and volunteer in the community with peers and team members. From its miles of trails and lakes, local wineries and breweries, to world-class music, theater and a thriving foodie scene, Des Moines offers big-city perks with small-town charm.
Principal Real Estate Investors is offering an excellent opportunity for a student interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to assist with a wide-range of projects and responsibilities related to commercial real estate operations. During the internship, you will work directly with the Director of Operations and Sustainability to deliver a full range of operational services for our internal and external clients. Examples of intern responsibilities include but are not limited to general business administration, document management, rent roll reconciliation, lease and data management, compliance tracking and monitoring, sustainability initiatives and general project management. You will interact with a variety of internal areas as well as external property management firms. The team values the ability to independently resolve problems and make recommendations for solutions and next steps. Must be very dependable, flexible, detail oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
This paid internship is full-time during the summer beginning in May 2018 and part time during the school year through April/May 2019. This position is located in Des Moines, IA throughout the entire internship. Candidates who are not able to work in Des Moines from May 2018 - May 2019 will not be considered. We have flexibility for candidates to start prior to May 2018.
- Applicants must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in real estate or business management/business administration or a related field.
- Strong preference will be given to those who have at least one semester remaining post-internship.
- Communication and leadership skills, demonstrated through formal positions in student organizations or employment experiences, are strongly preferred.
- Attention to detail and a results orientation demonstrated through a 3.0 GPA or better, are also preferred.
- Must be able to work in Des Moines from May 2018 - May 2019
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You will be required to comply with a Code of Ethics which covers personal trading activities for you and members of your household.
This position is intended to groom potential applicants for full-time roles at Principal. These positions are not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization, therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time. Due to the fact student visas (J1, F1, etc...) are time-limited, we regret we cannot consider candidates on student visas.
Employment at Principal is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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We'll review your application and if you're selected for an interview, you'll receive an invite for an On-Demand Video interview. Haven't done that before, don't worry. We've got all the tips and tricks available to help you be successful. With an On-Demand Video Interview, you can add your own flair and personality - at your pace.
Be sure to check your email frequently. We'll communicate our decisions through the email address used on your online profile. If you receive an email from Principal Talent Team, you've been selected to begin your video interview and have a set time to submit once you log in.