JES Holdings dedicates a large amount of time and effort to developing future leaders in the real estate industry. Our largest program is our current internship program that we sponsor with partner universities. We provide opportunities through this program for future professionals to be exposed to a successful, dynamic working environment and to learn skills imperative to launching a successful career.
If you are interested in a career in the real estate industry, gaining valuable hands-on learning experience and applying your education, then this program may be the one for you. Our internship program offers flexible, part-time hours during the school year and potential full time opportunities in the summer.
Orrie Covert is studying information technology at the University of Missouri with an expected graduation date of May 2020. At school, Orrie is involved with the University of Missouri Investment Group and the Missouri Computing Association. This is his first college internship.
Alicia Freeberg is studying journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication at the University of Missouri with an anticipated graduation date of May 2019. At school, she is involved with Kappa Kappa Gamma, MizzouThon and Hopeful Africa. Previously, Alicia interned with Woolpert as a Market Research Intern. She has also held previous positions in the marketing industry as a digital media designer, social media and marketing consultant, and communications writer.
Cody Hicks is studying accounting with a minor in economics at the University of Missouri. He has an expected graduation date of May 2020. At the University of Missouri, Cody is involved with Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting fraternity. Outside of school, he volunteers for the American Red Cross. This is his first college internship.
Kara Krus is studying accounting at the University of Missouri with an expected graduation date of December 2019. At the University of Missouri, she belongs to Alpha Kappa Psi, a business fraternity, and is a member of the Little Sisters of the Pearls and Rubies, a service sorority. Outside of school, she volunteers with the Career Awareness Related Experience (CARE) program in Columbia, Missouri. This is her first internship in college.
Cole Nelson is studying accounting at the University of Missouri with an expected graduation date of May 2022. At the University of Missouri, Cole is involved in Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity, and he has gone on Mizzou Alternative Break trips to help those in need. Outside of school, Cole is involved with the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri. This is his first internship in college.
Randal Porterfield studies building science at Auburn University. He previously has experience as a co-op at Altec Industries, a Design Engineer Intern and during the following semester, as a Manufacturing Engineer Intern. Randal will graduate in May 2019.
Ed Ross is in the process of completing his bachelor’s degree in construction management at Georgia Southern University with an expected graduation date of May 2019. At Georgia Southern University, Ed is involved with the Construction Management Guild as well as the Construction Management Association of America. Outside of school, Ed volunteers with Habitat for Humanity as well as the Statesboro Food Bank. This is his first college internship.
Blake Wiemann is studying business management and economics at the University of Missouri with an expected graduation date of January 2020. At the University of Missouri, he is involved with the Investment Club as well as Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity where he serves as the Leadership Executive. In addition, Blake volunteers at the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and the Boy Scouts of America in Columbia. This is his first internship in college.
Started as an Intern: 4/5/2012
Hired as an Employee: 5/29/2013
“Since starting with JES as a Human Resources intern, I have had nothing but positive experiences. During my internship, I was assigned meaningful tasks that helped me to grow as a human resources professional. My transition into my new role was seamless. JES continues to help expand my knowledge through career development and training programs.”
“After accepting an offer as a Project Engineer Intern with FWC, I had no idea what to expect. My internship consisted of many long, hot summer days, which helped me grow a respect for the need to start somewhere humble in order to grow your career. Following my internship, I committed to an eight month CO-OP with FWC, which then led to a full-time position. Throughout my time with FWC, I have learned that there are many opportunities to be successful and that every employee is unique in his or her abilities, which ultimately results in a beautiful and functional product in which families are proud to live in.”
“My internship with JES Holdings has helped me to smoothly transition from a student to young professional. From the beginning, I have been given opportunities to work on projects that emphasize my individual talents and I have always felt like I have a voice within the Marketing Team. Upon being offered my position as a Graphic Designer, the company even allowed me to relocate to the Atlanta office after I expressed my desire to work in a bigger city. Through my experiences, I have always felt that JES cares about my success, listens to my requests and values me as an employee.”
Started as an Intern: 5/31/2016
Hired as an Employee: 5/30/2017
“Since starting as a Marketing Intern with JES Holdings, I have had such a positive experience with the company. As an intern, I was given many privileges and responsibilities that helped me grow as a professional. After graduating, I was given the opportunity to work full time with JES Holdings as a Strategic Communications Coordinator. The incredible amount of learning about different industries and gaining significant workplace experience with JES Holdings during my internship led to a seamless and exciting transition into my new position. Throughout my experiences with JES Holdings, the amount they value their employees is evident, which makes it a great place to build a career.”
Started as an Intern: 6/1/2017
Hired as an Employee: 8/27/2018
“I started at JES as a Transactions Intern during the summer before my final year of law school. Only two weeks post-knee surgery, I was hobbling around on crutches and still quite unsure of the career path I wanted to follow. Looking back more than a year later, I could not have asked for a better experience. The opportunity to intern at JES is unique. The learning opportunities are endless. The work is immensely challenging but equally as rewarding. The people are kind, helpful and encouraging; they can only be described as true professionals. I could not be more excited to begin my career here as a Transaction Analyst.”
Started as an Intern: 5/23/2016
Hired as an Employee: 5/30/2017
“JES Holdings always made sure that I was being utilized and was flexible with both my career path and my school work. I had a very tough senior year and they went out of their way to accommodate me so that I could continue working. I started out doing a lot of design work, but when I indicated that I was more interested in strategy they immediately started transitioning me and allowed me to grow within the company.”
Started as an Intern: 4/2/2012
Hired as an Employee: 5/27/2013
“In addition to the valuable real-world experience I was given as an intern with JES Holdings, the company was willing to work with my college course load during the school year. Upon graduation, I was offered a full-time position as a Graphic Designer. I considered myself fortunate to advance in an industry that is constantly changing and growing. JES Holdings supports my work and challenges me with a diverse portfolio of projects across all six companies. I am currently the Director of Marketing and have been an integral part of establishing inventive policies and procedures that help our department deliver projects more efficiently.”
“My internship with AEP was a fantastic experience. During my initial summer internship, I participated in a great program with several other interns from other departments. The program challenged me personally and professionally. It also provided me with ample opportunity to engage with current employees, attend numerous company-wide events, test my own knowledge and, most importantly, learn invaluable leadership and communication skills. Following that summer, I continued to intern for AEP throughout law school before eventually being given the opportunity to work for the company as a full-time employee. Needless to say, I accepted the position and am confident my employment with AEP will continue to provide me with opportunities to succeed in life.”
“As an Accounting Intern with Fairway Management, I was given many opportunities to grow and learn. As I started right in the middle of busy season, it was a lot of on-the-job training, which was a great way to learn the ins and outs of the business. The tasks given to me helped me further my skills and professional development, and I was able to apply the information that I was learning at Mizzou to the actual work I was doing with Fairway Management. The internship program provided a time for me to grow, learn and ask questions, which ensured an effortless transition into my new role as Staff Accountant.”
Started as an Intern: 5/28/2013
Hired as an Employee: 5/19/2014
“As an intern with JES Holdings, you have the ability to wear different hats throughout the summer. I had the opportunity to work with our underwriting, asset management, transactions and construction teams. This allowed me to experience diverse business situations and become more knowledgeable about the company’s business and culture. This led to my decision to join the company.”
Started as an Intern: 6/2/2009
Hired as an Employee: 6/1/2010
“From my start as a Property Management Intern, JES Holdings has given me many opportunities to grow and develop benefiting both myself and the organization. After graduation, I worked in both leasing and asset management. It is obvious how much JES lives their core values by going above and beyond to further employee’s knowledge and skill base. Through training seminars, guidance from the executive team and directors, and exposure to a multitude of projects, my experiences have given me an opportunity to gain a sharper perspective of our business and culture.”
“My time as a Project Engineer Intern helped me gain the knowledge I need to be successful. It also prepared me for the responsibility that would be given to me as a Project Engineer, since I had already been introduced to these responsibilities during my internship. My transition from an intern to a Project Engineer has been very seamless because I already was familiar with Fairway Construction and its standards.”