Project Intern

Brailsford & Dunlavey - Washington, DC4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $32,000 - $45,000 a year

B&D's internship opportunities give students and recent graduates real world experience and exposure to one of ENR's Top 50 Program Management Firms. This summer project internship will be based out of our Washington, DC office.

Reporting to a project manager, this position performs a variety of essential administrative tasks that supports the program management activities of a project team. Comprised of a project executive, project managers and analysts, the project team performs advisory assignments for colleges and universities.

The project intern will learn to understand how to effectively collect, synthesize and write about market data that directly relates to a project. Existing skills and capabilities will be enhanced as it relates to budget monitoring, meeting minutes, revenue and expense tracking and project management in a planning capacity.

All B&D internships have the potential to convert to full-time positions.

Assist project team members with the completion of planning, pre-development and/or implementation assignments
Perform data collection and analysis to include focus group leading and reporting, in-person and telephone interviews, survey design and analysis, site analysis, space planning, financial modeling, and print and Internet research.
Maintain project-related documents including drawings, project binders, client correspondences, meeting minutes, action items, invoices, and similar items
Assist with project-related financial issues including budget monitoring, revenue and expense tracking, reconciliation, and reimbursement processing
Research, analyze and present project-related data to project managers and executives so that they may make informed decisions on methodologies, strategies, or required tasks
Performs additional duties as assigned with the effort and skills required to contribute to our continued growth

Minimum Requirements

Must be a third or fourth year undergraduate or graduate student studying business, finance, planning, architecture or related field
Directly related work experience in project management, architecture, real estate, or design is highly desirable
Highly motivated
Able to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
Excellent writer’s and oral communication skills
Must possess a valid driver’s license

We believe the right intern is willing to take intellectual, emotional, and financial risks; all while being committed to excellence. At B&D, interns are valuable resources, who are provided with unlimited opportunities for growth and development.

Technical Competencies

Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Core Competencies

Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational and problem solving abilities.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced setting, prioritizing and responding to day-to-day issues as required.
Detail-oriented yet capable of strategic thinking.
Proven ability to work well with all levels and types of facility-related professionals.
Proven adaptability, flexibility, and creativity in supporting multiple managers.
Ability to establish and accurately maintain data management and other record keeping systems.
Demonstrated commitment to client satisfaction.
Ability to be a proactive self-started who thrives within a team structure.

Human Relations:
Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors. Contact involves: routing calls, troubleshooting, or providing information.

Brailsford & Dunlavey is an equal opportunity employer.

Brailsford & Dunlavey participates in E-Verify.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
Work Environment

Office environment; moderate noise.
Occasional evening or weekend work.

Office equipment/computers 8 hrs per day.
Physical Demands

Sitting at desk or table up to 6 hrs per day
Standing or walking
Repetitive wrist, hand or finger movement (while operating computer equipment)
Eye-hand coordination (keyboard typing)
Hearing and talking
Extended periods of reading fine print.
Light to moderate bending, crouching, and stooping (filing)