Land Development Internship - Summer 2024

Meritage HomesAlpharetta, GA
Paid Internship

9 days ago


Job Title

Land Development Internship - Summer 2024

Job Location

United States

Job Overview

Join Meritage Homes, a top 10 builder committed to constructing energy-efficient homes and communities. As a Land Development intern, you will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of new community development, from pre-acquisition to project close-out. Collaborate with internal teams, subcontractors, customers, and municipalities to ensure the successful opening of new communities on time and within budget. This full-time internship opportunity will take place during the summer of 2024.


No specific compensation details provided.


In this role, you will:

  • Work closely with internal business leaders to gain insights into the homebuilding industry, Meritage's business model, and an assigned functional area (construction, land, marketing, operations, purchasing, finance, human resources, etc.)
  • Understand and embrace Meritage's core values and their impact on our operations
  • Translate your classroom knowledge into practical application within the internship
  • Collaborate on cross-functional projects alongside fellow interns and business leaders to address current business challenges
  • Present real-world business recommendations to senior leadership to contribute to our overall strategy
  • Complete a paper focusing on your internship experience or another assigned topic

Meritage Homes does not provide Visa sponsorship.


To be considered for this internship, you need to:

  • Operate with integrity in all aspects of your work
  • Approach your tasks with positive intent and passion
  • Possess a strong desire to succeed and deliver results
  • Foster an inclusive environment that values diversity
  • Seek to understand by asking questions and actively making recommendations for improvement
  • Demonstrate an innovative mindset, constantly thinking of new ideas and solving complex problems
  • Strive for excellence in all you do; never settle for mediocrity
  • Currently be enrolled in a degree program from a regionally accredited university or college

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in a team environment on cross-functional projects
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in ambiguous situations
  • Leadership or influential role within a prior experience

Examples of relevant college coursework/majors:

  • Business Administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resources
  • Operations
  • Project Management

We're excited for you to apply!

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Urban Studies Affairs28%

  • Management Science4%

  • Economics4%

  • Geography3%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations3%

  • 149 other majors55%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • NYC
  • Fehr & Peers
  • City Of Los Angeles
  • Boeing
Typical benefits offered for paid internships

(National average offered by employers)



Relocation Assistance




Housing Assistance

(avg. $2,892)




Travel Stipend

(avg. $978)




Tuition Reimbursement




Medical Insurance




401(k) Company Match




Paid Holidays


Average internship hourly pay

For Southeast region

Real Estate

Typical pay range:

$15.30 - $19.68

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Alpharetta, GA | $3,272/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,410

  • Miscellaneous$889

  • Food$432

  • Transportation$276

  • Utilities$265


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