Land Acquisition Internship - Summer 2024

Meritage HomesAustin, TX
Paid Internship

11 days ago


Job Title

Land Acquisition Internship - Summer 2024

Job Location

United States

Job Overview

Join an extraordinary team at Meritage Homes, a top 5 builder dedicated to building energy-efficient homes and communities. As a Land Acquisition Intern, you will have the opportunity to learn the land acquisition process, conduct market research, and contribute to cross-functional projects. This internship will provide you with valuable experience, a chance to develop your skills, and a network to support your future career in the homebuilding industry.


Competitive pay structure and strong benefits


  • Work closely with internal business leaders to learn about the homebuilding industry and the Meritage business model
  • Gain exposure to an assigned functional area such as construction, land, marketing, operations, purchasing, finance, or human resources
  • Translate classroom experience into practical application during the internship
  • Participate in cross-functional projects with other interns and business leaders, tackling current business challenges
  • Present real-world business recommendations to senior leadership to drive our strategy
  • Write a paper focusing on your internship experience or another assigned topic
  • Meritage Homes does not provide Visa sponsorship


  • Actively enrolled in a degree program from a regionally accredited university or college

Need to be awesome at:

  • Operating with integrity
  • Always assuming positive intent and bringing passion to work
  • Having a desire to "win" and get stuff done
  • Fostering an inclusive environment
  • Asking questions, seeking to understand, and making recommendations to improve
  • Wanting to always innovate, think of new ideas, and solve for bigger problems
  • Being relentless in the pursuit of excellence; will never "settle"


  • Experience working in a team environment on cross-team or functional projects
  • Experience dealing with ambiguity
  • Experience in a leadership capacity or role and 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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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 Southwest region

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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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