Purchasing Internship - Summer 2024

Meritage HomesAustin, TX
Paid Internship

22 days ago


Job Title

Purchasing Internship - Summer 2024

Job Location

Meritage Homes - United States

Job Overview

At Meritage Homes, we are dedicated to building energy-efficient homes and communities. As one of the top 5 builders in the industry, we are seeking future leaders who can contribute to our growth, set our future strategy, and overcome business challenges. Our internship program offers an immersive experience where you will gain a deep understanding of our business, establish a network, develop your skills, and have some fun along the way.

As a Purchasing Intern, you will learn how residential construction procures labor and materials to support our production environment. You will analyze product budgets, review costs, negotiate contracts, and contribute to cross-functional projects involving other interns and business leaders.


Competitive pay structure


  • Work closely with internal business leaders to gain industry knowledge and understand the Meritage business model
  • Learn our core values and their impact on our operations
  • Apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations during the internship
  • Collaborate on cross-functional projects to address current business challenges
  • Present practical business recommendations to senior leadership
  • Write a paper focusing on your internship experience or another assigned topic
  • Please note that Meritage Homes does not provide Visa sponsorship.



  • Operating with integrity
  • Assuming positive intent and bringing passion to work
  • Having a desire to succeed and accomplish tasks
  • Fostering an inclusive environment
  • Asking questions, seeking understanding, and making recommendations for improvement
  • Thinking innovatively and solving complex problems
  • Striving for excellence and refusing to settle
  • Currently enrolled in a degree program from a regionally accredited university or college


  • Experience working in a team environment on cross-functional projects
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity
  • Leadership experience or involvement influencing peers

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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Career Paths

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

  • Logistics Materials And Supply Chain Management28%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations13%

  • Marketing6%

  • Management Science6%

  • Economics6%

  • 200 other majors39%

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

  • Boeing
  • Amazon
  • IBM
  • Deloitte
  • Accenture
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 Southwest region

Renewables & Environment

Typical pay range:

$20.28 - $26.07

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Austin, TX | $3,339/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,575

  • Miscellaneous$832

  • Food$378

  • Utilities$296

  • Transportation$258


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