Summer Internship 2018

JDS Development Group is a real estate development, construction, and acquisition firm raising the bar of residential, hospitality, and mixed – used projects in New York City and Miami. JDS has more than nine million square feet of property in various stages of development, including the record – setting Walker Tower and Stella Tower, the American Copper Buildings, 111 West 57th Street, the Fitzroy, and 9 DeKalb, The firm is dedicated to pushing design boundaries and aligning incentives to leave the urban landscape better served by its buildings.

JDS is rare among top real estate developers in that it manages the construction of many of its projects. With no competing interests, JDS is free to work with visionary architects in collaborations that reinvent the very process by which major architectural projects are designed and built. The JDS team is composed of professionals who specialize in residential, hospitality, and mixed – use projects, and have impressive backgrounds in architecture, construction, design, and engineering as well as extensive experience in major projects in both New York City and Miami.

The internship program at JDS is structured to give a limited group of interns a comprehensive construction – based real estate development experience in a dynamic environment, with events, tours, direct exposure to industry experts from a multitude of fields, and the ability to have a direct impact on the skyline of New York City and Miami.

Intern Responsibilities

Interns will be expected to support development and/or project management staff and assist with overall project administration including, but not limited to:

  • Attend internal and external project meetings to help with coordination of information among the project management staff ; create meeting agendas, take meeting minutes, and follow – up on action items
  • Review and coordinate design and construction details of architectural, mechanical, structural, plumbing, and electrical drawings
  • Coordinate details of marketing, sales, and communication for projects; conduct research relating to projects
  • Assist with creation and maintenance of spreadsheets and lists relating to project financing, design, coordination, progress, and completion
  • Perform administrative tasks including the preparation of letters, memos, reports, and other correspondence
  • Prepare contracts and financial statements for subsequent review of Project & Financial Teams
  • Facilitate site visits with outside parties

Desired Background

  • Engineering / Construction
  • Business
  • Urban Planning / City Planning/Design/Development
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Architecture / Interior Design
  • Pre-Law
  • Finance / Accounting
  • Urban Studies / American Studies / History


  • Passionate about Real Estate
  • Desire to work in a team-oriented environment with a proven history of doing so successfully
  • Willingness to work hard , be diligent, follow – up and  maintain a positive a ttitude
  • Open mind and motivation to seek constructive criticism and apply it immediately
  • History of asking insightful questions and contributing what you learn creatively
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat


Please direct all applications (cover letter & résumé required) and other inquiries to:
David Koster