Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty, Schell Brothers and the Ocean Atlantic Companies have teamed up to offer a three-week real estate and construction summer internship to Cape Henlopen High School students.
The internship, called Future Leaders in Real Estate, will provide six rising junior and senior high school students with an overview into the world of real estate sales, development and construction.
Guidance counselors and administrators at Cape Henlopen worked with team members representing all three local businesses to publicize the opportunity to students, review applications and interview prospective interns over the past 45 days.
“We are very excited to announce that our intern class this summer will consist of six excellent students at Cape who all went through the application and interview process,” said Alyssa Titus, marketing director at Schell Brothers. “We are looking forward to working with Joey DeGregory, Machi Savage, Anna Sullivan, Jeffrey Rainier, Alessandra Broussard and Kimberly Gonzalez Roblero of Cape Henlopen High School, and hopefully providing them with an educational and fun-filled behind-the-scenes look at the real estate and construction industry in Sussex County.”
The students will spend one week at each of the three companies, learning about real estate development, visiting construction sites and communities, designing a site plan, working on logos and marketing, and partnering with experienced real estate agents to work with clients. “We are thrilled to be welcoming our first intern class this summer,” said Kathleen Schell of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty. “We hope this will be a great experience for them, and provide them with both knowledge and contacts within the local industry for the future.”
The interns are looking forward to working with the companies as well. “I feel great,” said Kimberly Gonzalez, a rising senior at Cape. “Having this opportunity where I can learn how to run a company and an inside look at how the companies work well with each other as a team is great.”
Alessandra Broussard, a rising junior at Cape, said, “I am very excited for the opportunity and look forward to working alongside the interns learning more about the real estate industry.”
Interns will also have a chance to work with Project Kudos on community service, and sit in on meetings with county and city officials. Upon completion of the internship, each student will receive a Future Leader in Real Estate certificate and a $1,000 stipend for their work with the companies.