This marks the second year for Encore’s annual National Business Internship Program, a complete immersion study program for dedicated students seeking to gain real world experience in the commercial real estate industry. Applicants are meticulously matched with the departments best suited for their area of study and receive one-on-one mentoring from executives in each of Encore’s divisions.

“It was a great experience and I was able to learn skills that I will surely use in the future. The executives and employees are all helpful and willing to share their knowledge. This experience has given me great insight into what it would be like to work within a professional environment.” – Todd Patterson, Junior, The University of Texas at Arlington

The students gain a variety of knowledge during their summer stay, including office routines, modeling, site visits, business development calls, marketing and customer relationship management. The internship includes weekly rotations across different departments to gain an understanding of how the company operates as a whole.

For more information on the summer internship program, please email program coordinator Tosha Lackey at